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  • Deadline for Wilson Prizes coming up soon!

    The deadline for our Wilson Book Prize and Viv Nelles Essay Prize is coming up soon: January 30, 2019. Click on the link for more information on each prize.

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  • Perennial Problems: Histories of Health and Environment across Borders

    Schedule for Fall 2019, our next Wilson Institute workshop, Perennial Problems: Histories of Health and Environment across Borders, seek to combines the history of health with environmental history.

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  • 2018-2019 Wilson Institute Visiting Speaker Series

    Though we are still finalizing our speakers list, we can confirm our Fall 2018 schedule and most of our Winter 2019 schedule.

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  • Wilson Associates

    Today is a big day for the institute as we finally unveil the list of 37 scholars that were named Wilson Associates for 2017-2020.

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The Wilson Institute for Canadian History

Repenser le Canada dans le monde

Il est temps de repenser le Canada.

Et il est temps de repenser l’histoire du Canada; plusieurs de nos vieux récits, vieux héros, vieilles interprétations, ainsi que nos anciennes catégories et questions ne suffisent plus dans un monde en mutation rapide.

Les Canadiens pourront seulement s’engager intelligemment dans le monde du XXIe siècle – avec son système économique mondialisé, ses catastrophes climatiques globales, son anxiété sociale, et ses nombreuses guerres imminentes – par une compréhension complète et critique du passé de leur pays.

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Rethinking Canada in the World

It is time to re-think Canada.

And it is time to rethink Canadian history, for many of our old narratives, old heroes, old understandings, old categories and old questions no longer suffice in a fast-changing world.

Canadians can only engage intelligently with their twenty-first century world – with its globalized economic system, all-encompassing climate catastrophe, staggering social inequities, and many looming wars – with a full, critical grasp of their country’s past.

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The Wilson Institute for Canadian History and the L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History are supported by a generous donation from the Chancellor, L.R. Red Wilson, and McMaster University.

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