Dr. Jason Wilson is an award-winning Canadian author and musician. The two-time Juno Award nominee, Canadian Reggae Music Award winner and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Recipient is the author of four books, including Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012) and the award-winning Lord Stanley: The Man Behind the Cup (Fenn Publishing, 2006), Wilson has been published on various topics including Canadiana, WWI, hockey and music.
PhD, History, University of Guelph, May 2013
MA, History, University of Guelph, May 2003
BA (Honours), History, York University, November 1999
BA, History, Music and Film, York University, June 1997
Sessional Lecturer, Guelph-Humber, current
Designed course "HIST*2280 Hockey in Canadian History"
Canadian Popular Culture/Canadiana
First World War
Children's Rights and Participation
Jason Wilson, Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012.
Jason Wilson, For the People: 100 Years of Electric Power at Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro. Kitchener: Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro, 2014.
Kevin Shea and John Jason Wilson, Lord Stanley: The Man Behind the Cup. Toronto: Fenn Publishing, 2006.
Jason Wilson, Squirrel Gangs, Streetlights & Bucket Trucks: The History of Waterloo North Hydro. Waterloo: Waterloo North Hydro, 2005.
John Jason Collins Wilson, King Alpha’s Song in a Strange Land: Music, Culture and the Jamaican Experience in Canada. PhD Dissertation. Guelph: University of Guelph, 2013.
John Jason Collins Wilson, Soldiers of Songs: The Dumbells and Other Concert Parties of the First World War, MA Thesis. Guelph: University of Guelph, 2003.
Jason Wilson and Kevin Shea, ‘Lord Stanley and Sir John A. Macdonald: A Long and Dear Friendship’, Historic Kingston, 57. Kingston: 2009.
Jason Wilson, ‘Alicia Anne Spottiswoode, Lady Scott’ and ‘Jean Eliot of Minto’, The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Jason Wilson, ‘Skating to Armageddon: Of Canada, Hockey and the First World War’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 22, 3. Oxford: Routledge, May 2005.
Jason Wilson, ‘27 Remarkable Days: The 1972 Summit Series of Ice Hockey between Canada and the Soviet Union’, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, 5, 2. Oxford: Taylor & Francis Ltd., September 2004.
Jason Wilson, ‘Of Ireland, Hockey and The First World War: A Study in Popular Recruitment in the Canadian Military, 1914-1918’. Toronto: York University Paper housed at The Hockey Hall of Fame, 2000.
Jason Wilson, Doing good work for us children: Children and Adolescents' Contributions to the Draft General Comment on Child Rights and Business Sector. Stockholm: Save the Children Sweden, 2012.
Galteland, Kristin Birkeland, Alana Kapell and Jason Wilson, Children and Armed Conflict: Child Friendly Version of the UN Security Council Resolution 1612. Oslo: Save the Children Norway, 2012.
Jason Wilson, ‘Book Review: Eric J. Graham, Burns & the Sugar Plantocracy of Ayrshire’, International Review of Scottish Studies, 36. Guelph: University of Guelph, 2010.
Jason Wilson, ‘A New Era of Inductees’, Legends: The Official Program of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Induction 2010 Edition. Toronto: Hockey Hall of Fame, November, 2010.
Jason Wilson, ‘Safety First: Elizabeth Graham and her Mask’, Legends: The Official Program of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Induction 2004 Edition. Toronto: Hockey Hall of Fame, November, 2004.
Jason Wilson, ‘Hockey’s Famous Shamrock: The Story of Harry Trihey’, D. Diamond (et al), Total Hockey: The Official Hockey Encyclopaedia of the National Hockey League, Second Edition. Toronto: Dan Diamond and Associates, 2000.
Don Reddick and Jason Wilson, ‘Dawson's Stanley Cup Challenge’, D. Diamond (et al), Total Hockey: The Official Hockey Encyclopaedia of the National Hockey League, Second Edition. Toronto: Dan Diamond and Associates, 2000.
Jason Wilson, ‘Rookies, Rodeos and Journeymen: The Kansas City Scouts Story’, Legends: The Official Program of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Induction 2006 Edition. Toronto: Hockey Hall of Fame, November, 2006.
Jason Wilson, ‘The Fast Bowling Ernest Ranglin’, Word Magazine, Caribana Edition. Brampton: July 2006.
Jason Wilson, ‘UB40’s Got Plenty More’, Word Magazine. Brampton: April 2006.
Jason Wilson, ‘Natural Progression: Brinsley Forde of Aswad’, Word Magazine, Caribana Edition. Brampton: July 2005.
Jason Wilson, ‘End of the Road for the NHL’, Ice Hockey. Toronto: Premier Hockey, 2005.
Jason Wilson, Bill Taylor, with files from J. Jason Wilson, ‘Daredevils in Drag: The Dumbells’, The Toronto Star. 6 November, 2001.
Jason Wilson, ‘Ernest Ranglin – Reggae Pioneer’, Word Magazine. Brampton: December 2005.
Jason Wilson, Rebel Music and Music Rebels: 300 Years of Music across the Black Atlantic. Lecture and musical performance, presented at the National Music Centre, Calgary, 14 August 2013.
Jason Wilson and Kevin Shea, Something More Than Ordinary Friendship: Lord Stanley And John A. Macdonald, 1888-1891. Conference Paper Presented at the Kingston Historical Society, May 2008.
Jason Wilson, ‘The Beginning of the Professional Age in Hockey’, The Hockey Hall of Fame Presents The History of Hockey. Seneca College: 24 January 2005.
Jason Wilson, ‘The History of British Reggae’, Music, People, Politics. Toronto: CHRY/York University, November 1995. (radio broadcast)
Wilson and Swarbrick, The Lion Rampant. Shirty Records/Wheel Records: 2013.
Jason Wilson, The Peacemaker’s Chauffeur. Wheel Records: 2008. (Juno-Award nominee/CRMA winner)
Jason Wilson and Tabarruk, dREaD & BLUE: A Canadiana Suite. Wheel Records: 2004.
Jason Wilson and Tabarruk, Jonah. Wheel Records: 2000. (Juno-Award nominee)
Jason Wilson and Tabarruk, Dark Corners. Wheel Records: 1998.
Tabarruk, Tabarruk. Wheel Records: 1994.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
OGS (multiple awards)
2009 – Awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
2009 – Awarded OGS
2009 – Nominated for The Guelph Mercury’s Top 40 under 40 honour list
2009 – Recipient of a Canadian Reggae Music Award for The Peacemaker’s Chauffeur
2009 – Nominated for Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording: The Peacemaker’s Chauffeur
2009 – Nominated for two Reggae Music Achievement Awards for Best Reggae Recording (The Peacemaker’s Chauffeur) and for Best Male Vocal
2008 – Awarded OGS
2007 – Co-Recipient of The Heritage Award for Outstanding Sports Research and Writing (New York: The Society of North American Historians and Researchers), for the publication entitled, Lord Stanley: The Man Behind the Cup
2006 – Brock Doctoral Scholarship Nominee (Guelph)
2006 – Recipient of the Karl Mullings Award (for commitment to reggae music in Canada)
2003 – Recipient/Winner: Graduate Thesis of the Year (Guelph) "Soldiers of Song" (With Distinction)
2002 – Recipient/Winner: Graduate Course Essay of the Year (Guelph) "Skating To Armageddon" (since published in Oxford-based/Refereed journal)
2002 – Helen O'Reilly History Scholarship (for superior academic standing)
2001-Present – Recipient of various University Graduate Scholarships and Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarships (Guelph)
2001 – Nominated for Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording: Jonah