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 News 2014:

Chancellor Emeritus, Lynton “Red” Wilson is honoured for public service.
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Dr. Jennifer Bonnell’s book Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley” will be released by the University of Toronto Press in September 2014. A launch for the book is taking place Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum in Toronto. The launch features Dr. Bonnell in conversation with Toronto Star Urban Affairs Colomnist Tim Alamenciak. All are welcome. Dr. Bonnell also published Historical GIS Research in Canada, a collection of essays co-edited with University of Toronto Map and GIS librarian Marcel Fortin, in the spring of 2014. The book is available for free e-book download or in paperback from the University of Calgary Press.

Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History Presented to McGill-Queens University Press

Letter to McGill-Queens University Press

PICTURE 1: Dr. H.V. Nelles presents the Wilson Prize for  Publishing Canadian History to Jonathan Crago, General
Editor of McGill-Queens University Press, at the University Club of McGill, Montreal.

PICTURE 2: Members of the McGill-Queens University Press, from left to right, Richard W. Pound, member of the board, Dr Margaret Lock, editor, Jonathan Crago, MQUP Editor-in-Chief, and Dr H.V. Nelles.

News 2013:

History Welcome Reception 2013!

This year the Department of History held the Graduate Welcome Reception at the University Club.

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Future Home of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History

The faculty of Humanities video coverage of the L.R. Wilson Building kick-off has been posted on the faculty’s youtube channel. You can view the video here:


Art exhibition opening”The City of Hamilton Collects” supported by The L.R. Wilson Center

The opening event was on Thursday April 4th, 7-9 pm at McMaster Innovation Park (Atrium Building, 175 Longwood Road South)

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The War of 1812

The lecture hall, filled with the buzz and chatters of children, fell silent when Dr. Nelles strode to the podium


News 2012:

Between the Lines Wins $10,000 Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History

Dr. Stuart Henderson’s recent book was featured on a podcast by The New Books in History. His book “Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s” also won a Clio Award for best book (Ontario), and most recently, won a second prize, the Champlain Society’s Chalmer’s Award in Ontario History.


“British North America’s Global Age” Workshop

Dr. Dan Horner and Dr. Jarett Henderson held a workshop on 24-25 May 2012. For more information, please view website.

News 2011:

H.V. Nelles’ book, with Matthew Evenden and Christopher Armstrong, The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow, short listed for the Macdonald Prize, the Dafoe Prize and the ….Prize for Science Writing.

UBC Press Wins $10,000 Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History

The Wilson Prize is named for L.R. (Red) Wilson, a major supporter of the discipline of Canadian History, both through Historica, which he co-founded, and the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, which he funded in co-operation with McMaster University. MORE

Red Wilson Speaks

Lynton (Red) Wilson’s remarks at the university’s Rememberance Day Service. MORE

L.R. Wilson Centre for Canadian History

Chancellor, Lynton (Red) Wilson Donating $2.5-million to L.R. Wilson Centre for Canadian History (Nov. 5, 2008). MORE

Generous Gift

L.R. Wilson Makes Generous Gift to Liberal Arts. MORE

“The People and the Bay, The Story of Hamilton Harbour

Thursday, October 25th, 2007 – The Wilson Institute launched “The People and the Bay, The Story of Hamilton Harbour”. MORE

Copies of the DVD are available through Titles Bookstore