- Dr. Jonathan Roberts published Sharing the Burden of Sickness: A History of Healing and Medicine in Accra, available for purchase on Amazon.
- Read about “Public Perceptions of the Canadian Government’s Initial Response to Coronavirus: A Canadian Broadcasting Company Content Analysis“, by Former MSVU history student Cora-Lynn Munroe-Lynds.
- Congratulation to Alishia Berthelet, recipient of a Kappa Gamma Pi Prize at the Fall 2020 Convocation. Find out more about Alishia and the award.
- History grad’s academic experience helps ensure smooth sailing in his oceanic career – A story on Flair Martin, who graduated in 2014 with a BA in history
- Mary Owusu, MSVU instructor for the courses of Story of Modern Africa and African Civilizations, has won the prestigious Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research.
A Tall Tree Has Fallen
In memory of Michael Earle
It is with collective sadness that we report the passing of a stalwart member of the Mount History community, Michael Earle. Mike was a Maritimer, but one who had lived in many places in Canada, as well as the UK. He returned to the Maritimes to teach at the Mount for many years, covering courses on Maritime History and the Social and Cultural History of Canada, sometimes on TV via Distance. His students considered him a fountain of knowledge, and one student said his lectures were so filled with detail that they were akin to “a looking glass trained on the past.”
Mike had a clear moral compass, and he sought in various ways to make the world a better place. In particular he was a vigilant protector of the rights of instructors at the Mount, helping to form the part-time instructors’ union, Canadian Union of Public Employees #3912.
As his colleagues, we will always remember Mike for his quick historical wit. Mike once told us that as brilliant as Karl Marx’s understanding of the working class may have been, Marx himself “never worked a day in his life.” His jokes were often accompanied by his laugh, which, as our colleague Frances Early recalled, “came from his centre and radiated out, enveloping those in his circle.” He will be much missed.