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History: Matthew Hayday on Canadian Independence and Reconnecting with the Royals

U of G history professor Matthew Hayday says Ottawa’s Canada Day celebration is a great way to celebrate being Canadian. But it’s also a party designed and orchestrated by federal politicians to send their own messages to citizens. With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending this year’s event on Parliament Hill, partygoers may witness the beginning of a new relationship ─ or the new look of an old relationship ─ with Britain’s royal family. ...
          - by Teresa Pitman       (read the story)

SOLAL: The Bilingual Advantage

A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind.

Read the article published on May 30, 2011  on the website of "The New York TImes"

Link to the article

 


SOLAL: The Bilingual Advantage

A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind.

Read the article published on May 30, 2011  on the website of "The New York Times"

Link to the article

 

 

History: Andrew Ross on Cross Country Checkup re: Canuck Madness

Our Post-Doctoral Researcher Andrew Ross recently spoke on the CBC's radio program Cross Country Checkup on the topic of hockey in Canada.
To hear his thoughts on the Canucks, the nature of hockey and more, listen to the podcast. Andrew's segment starts at 1:30:00 or so.

Finalists for 2011 Trillium Book Award and Trillium Book Award for Poetry from the MFA in Creative Writing Program

Congratulations to the finalists for this year's Trillium Book Award:

Paul Vermeersch, graduate of the second MFA in Creative Writing cohort, for his poetry collection, The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M & S)

Michael Winter, instructor, for The Death of Donna Whalen (Penguin)

 

Congratulations to the finalists in the separate Trillium Book Award for Poetry:

Jeff Latosik, graduate of the first MFA in Creative Writing cohort, for Tiny, Frantic, Stronger (Insomniac Press)

History: Department Announces New Ruth and Eber Pollard Doctoral Scholarships in History

The Department is delighted to announce a the new Ruth and Eber Pollard Doctoral Scholarships in History. Ruth (- 2005) and Eber (- 2009) Pollard were great supporters of the study of History in Guelph and at the University. Longtime activists in the Guelph Historical Society, where Ruth served as president and Eber vice-president for many years, and early providers of scholarships recognizing the excellent work of Guelph History undergraduates, the Pollards made provision in their will to found generous graduate scholarships in Canadian History.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.