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Dr. Travis Hay


Office Location: 
Ryan Building 2036
Office Hours: 
History Department  instructing in Winter Semester 2021 Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; hours tba
Academic Qualifications: 

PhD  York University, Canadian History

MA Lakehead University, History

HBA Lakehead University, History

Previous Teaching/Work: 

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON, Travis completed his PhD in History at York University where he was supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship in Honour of Nelson Mandela.

He moved back to his hometown to teach and research as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow. Currently, Travis is working as a Postdoctoral partner with Community Housing Canada, teaching with Seven Generations Educational Institute in Fort Frances, and working for Lakehead University as a course instructor with the Department of History and the Department of Indigenous Learning, Thunder Bay campus.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Travis Hay is a widely-published historian of Canadian federal Indian policy and settler colonialism.

Travis is currently undertaking research projects into the colonial history of northern healthcare with a Vera Roberts Endowment as well as a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Community Housing Canada Project link :

At Home in the North: New Partners for Northern Housing Security and Homes link: