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News:

  • Dr. Arthur McCalla presented the Sister Francis D’Assisi award to Elise Blacker at the 2019 Academic Award Reception.  The D’Assisi prize is given to the graduating history Major or Honours student judged by the faculty of the Department of History to be the most outstanding of her class.
Sister Francis D'Assisi Award Winner 2019


  • 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.
  • Three students from the MSVU Department of History presented papers at the Atlantic Universities Undergraduate History/Classics Conference at the University of New Brunswick from March 1-3, thanks to generous funding from the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History.  The papers presented were:
  1. Alishia Berthelet, Mount Saint Vincent University, “‘Oh God that you will give me the strength to live a good Catholic girls life’: Love and Learning at Mount Saint Vincent Academy, 1926-1927”
  2. Ashley MacKinnon, Mount Saint Vincent University, “Talk this Way: The Perception of Patois & Linguistic Diversity during the French Revolution” 
  3. Cora Lynn Munroe, Mount Saint Vincent University, “First Wave Feminism and the Bible: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Kenneth Dewar wrote "Liberalism, Social Democracy, and Tom Kent", which was published in the Journal of Canadian Studies (Volume 53, Winter 2019).
  • The MSVU History Department Curling team, featuring Arthur McCalla as skip, Becca Babcock as vice, and Jonathan Roberts as lead, won the "Best Curlers in History" bonspiel at the Mayflower Curling Club on February 9th, 2019.
  • Alishia Berthelet, Honours Student in the Department of History, successfully defended her thesis: “Oh God that would help live a good Catholic girls life”: Love and Learning at Mount Saint Vincent University, 1926-1927,” on December 17th, 2018. 
  • Elise Blacker, Honours Student in the Department of History, has won the MSVU Library award for her paper: “Hieroglyphics and the Acceptance of Human History”.
  • Read a commentary piece in the Chronicle Herald written by Dr. Ken Dewar, a emeritus professor in the Mount's History Department. 
  • Women on the Waterfront Statues unveiled – featuring Dr. Janet Guildford, retired faculty member of the MSVU History Department, and chair of the Halifax Women's History Society.