Two Faculty members from the Department of History, Professors Norman Hillmer and Michel Hogue, have been named as finalists for the 2016 Canada Prizes in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

book jacket of Norman Hillmer's book entitled O.D. Skelton: A Portrait of Canadian AmbitionProf. Norman Hillmer has been named for his book entitled O.D. Skelton: A Portrait of Canadian Ambition (University of Toronto Press). The book, released in late-2015, delves into the legacy of O.D. Skelton, the widely regarded architect of the Canadian foreign service and longtime Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs.

Hogue Metis and the Medicine LineProf. Michel Hogue has been named for his book Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People (University of Regina Press). The book explores the agency of the M├ętis people between the 1800s and the early twentieth century as they moved back and forth across the Canadian-American border.