Andrea Eidinger (She/Her) is currently a sessional instructor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in History from the University of Victoria (2011). Her research examines the intersections of gender and ethnicity in postwar Canada, particularly with respect to the role that Jewish women have played in the establishment of Jewish-Canadian identity. She is also the creator of the popular blog, Unwritten Histories. You can find her on twitter at @andreaeidinger.

Krista McCracken (They/Them) is an Archives Supervisor at Algoma University’s Arthur A. Wishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. Krista’s work focuses on Indigenous archives, community history, accessibility, and public outreach. They hold an MA in public history from the University of Western Ontario. For more information visit their website. Krista can be reached at



John Belshaw is a faculty member with TRU-Open Learning, a consultant to the post-secondary sector, and a freelance writer.

Benjamin Bryce is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Northern British Columbia. He is the author of To Belong in Buenos Aires: Germans, Argentines, and the Rise of a Pluralist Society (Stanford, 2018) and co-editor of Making Citizens in Argentina(Pittsburgh, 2017) and Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada (Florida, 2015).

Claire Campbell is a Professor of History at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, where she revels in Canadiana and environmental history. She is also a lover of exploring, maps, Jane of Lantern Hill, and Scandinavia.

Tim Compeau is an Assistant Professor of History at Huron University College. He researches public history and colonial North America.

Samantha Cutrara with a PhD from York University in Education and a focus on meaningful learning in Canadian history education, Dr. Samantha Cutrara has become an expert in her field of teaching and learning history in both traditional and non-traditional sites of education. As a History Education Strategist, Dr. Cutrara develops strategies, projects, and programs to help organizations and individuals teach Canadian history in interesting, meaningful, and comprehensive ways. Her first full-length manuscript, Imagining a New “We”: Canadian history education for the 21st century, will be published by UBCPress in 2019. Visit for information about her consulting work and publications.

Sanchia deSouza, Joel Dickau, Edward Dunsworth, William Fysh, Benjamin Lukas, Kari North, Maris Rowe-Mcculloch, Lindsay C. Sidders, Hana Suckstorff, Nathaniel Thomas, Erica Toffoli, and Spirit-Rose Waite. The authors are current and former graduate students in the Departments of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. The syllabus and expanded bibliography for the workshop can be found here.

Jessica DeWitt is a historian of the Canadian and American environment and Social Media Editor for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE).

Thirstan Falconer is Assistant Professor in Canadian History at St. Jerome’s University. His research examines the efforts of mainstream political parties to engage with and appeal to ethnocultural communities during the 1960s and 1970s. He considers how these relationships led to an “invention” of ethnicity.

Crystal Fraser is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Alberta and Gwichya Gwich’in from Inuvik and Dachan Choo Gèhnjik, Northwest Territories. Her research focuses on the history of residential schools in the Canadian North during the postwar period.

Adam Gaudry is Métis and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the First-Year Coordinator for INDG 107. Each year the course is offered more than a dozen times to over 1200 students across Saskatchewan.

Heather Green is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Wilson Institute at McMaster University and a recent graduate from the University of Alberta. She is also the 2018/2019 NiCHE New Scholars representative and a 2018/2019 Fulbright Canada Scholar. Her research interests include environmental and indigenous histories, Northern Canadian history, and histories of environmental tourism. You can connect with her on twitter @heathergreen21.

Skylee-Storm Hogan studies Public History at Western University on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Lenape nations. Skylee has worked primarily with residential schools history and legal history on Crown-Indigenous relations in Canada. They are interested in digital heritage mediums, digital repatriation, and accessibility. Currently Skylee works at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology as the Sustainable Archaeology Community Coordinator and will be graduating in Fall 2019.

Sean Kheraj is an associate Professor of Canadian and environmental history. His work can be found at

Sara Komarnisky is a post-doctoral fellow in History at the University of Alberta and is of Ukrainian settler heritage. She is an anthropologist currently researching art and craft made by Indigenous patients at Canadian “Indian Hospitals” from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Kathryn Magee Labelle is an Assistant Professor of Aboriginal/Native-Newcomer History, University of Saskatchewan. In addition to publishing articles on Wendat child-rearing, witchcraft, warfare, and leadership, Labelle is the author of the award-winning book Dispersed, But Not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth Century Wendat People (UBC Press, 2013). Her current research is a collaborative project with the Wendat Longhouse Women entitled Daughters of Aataentsic that explores the lives of seven Wendat women from the 17th-21st centuries.

Catherine Larochelle is Assistant Professor in the History department at Université de Montréal. Her research interests are in cultural and transnational history of Quebec and Canada during the long 19th century, particularly with respect to education, childhood and critical race studies. Catherine is a member of the editorial team of HistoireEngagé

Daniel Laxer is a research adviser in the Ministry of Indigenous  Affairs. He graduated with a PhD in history from the University of  Toronto in 2015 and has published articles in the journals of Ontario  History, Material Culture Review, and the Journal of Canadian Studies.

Mark Leier is in the History Department at Simon Fraser University. His books include Bakunin: The Creative Passion and Rebel Life: The Life and Times of Robert Gosden, Revolutionary, Mystic, Labour Spy.

Zack MacDonald is Assistant Librarian at St. Jerome’s University, where his current work looks at the relationship between instructional design and learning space design, and student engagement and learning outcomes. He is the Digital Librarian for the Medieval D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab at St. Jerome’s University, where his research explores the use of GIS and 3D modelling as a means to reconstruct medieval human and natural landscapes.

Jean-Pierre Morin is the departmental historian for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada, as well as an Adjunct Research Professor in History at Carleton University. He is the author of  Solemn Words and Foundational Documents: An Annotated Discussion of Indigenous-Crown Treaties in Canada, 1752-1923.

Alison Norman is a research advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. She is also faculty in the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. She has published articles in Indigenous women’s history, culinary history and the history of education.

Andrew Nurse is a professor in the Canadian Studies program at Mount Allison University and a contributing editor at

Daniel Samson an Associate Professor at Brock University, is an historian of rural 18th and 19th-century Nova Scotia. He is most interested in the political and social processes that forged modernity in the colonial countryside. He is writing a book-length biography of 19th-century Nova Scotia miller James Barry, building a web-based research tool with Keith Grant called the Colonial Bookshelf, and developing online courses that employ digital tools to enhance critical reading skills.

Tom Peace is an Assistant Professor of History at Huron University College and editor at His research focuses on settler colonialism, literacies, and education in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century North America.

Geoff Read is Associate Professor of History at Huron University College. He publishes primarily on gender in modern France and the French Empire.

Daniel Ross is an assistant professor at UQÀM, an editor of, and an entry-level digital historian.

Sarah York-Bertram is a Canadian historian from Treaty Six Territory and  a PhD Candidate in York University’s Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies programme. She specializes in the socio-legal histories of the Canadian Prairies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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