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Past Events @ MSVU History

  • These are the Spring 2017 BA in History graduates: Shannon Davis, Maya Fillmore, Melissa Henderson, Li Cheuk Mei, Kevin Smith, Janet Mills and Tiffany Ward. Congratulations to all of them! Keep making us proud! (May 2017)
  • Janet Mills will give the Valedictorian address in the Spring 2017 convocation. (May 2017) See a profile of Janet here »
  • Two History students who graduated in Spring 2017 will pursue further studies in the fall: Janet Mills will be enrolled in an MA degree in History at Dalhousie University (for which she has been awarded a SSHRC grant); while Kevin Smith will pursue an MA in History at McMaster University (also funded with a SSHRC grant). (May 2017)
  • Rebecca Redden, an MSVU History Honours’ student, won the Hannah Summer Scholarship, one of five awarded by the Associated Medical Services and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine / La Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine for undergraduate students conducting archival research in the history of medicine. Rebecca will be studying "The impact of smallpox on the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia in the 19th century". (April 2017) Read a Q & A with Rebecca here »
  • Internship Programme: Aldo Gentile was admitted into the BA Internship Programme (BART 3399) in the Fall, and was placed to work this summer in the Department of Veteran Affairs. (April 2017)
  • Two history students are recipients of a 2017 Library Award: Jenna Stewart is for her history essay "Naming in Inuit Communities: The Attack on Tradition with the Goal of Assimilation"; and Maya Fillmore for her paper, "Peace, War, and a Cup of Tea: A Deconstruction of Imperial 'Othering' in Opium-Ridden China." (April 2017)
  • Internship Program: Jodi Neil was admitted into the BA Internship Programme (BART 3399) in the Fall, underwent the process of training and was hired to do an internship at the Atlantic Aviation Museum. (July 2016)
  • All three honours’ students who graduated this spring will pursue further studies in the fall: Liam Caswell will be enrolled in an MA degree in History at Dalhousie University (for which he has been awarded a SSHRC grant). Mackenzie Kurznyski will also pursue an MA in History at Carleton University, and Zackary Parsons has been accepted into the B.Ed. program at Memorial University. (May 2016)
  • History Honours student Zackary Parsons was awarded the Alumnae Association’s Sister Francis d’Assisi Prize in History. This prize is awarded to the graduating History major or honours student judged by the faculty of the Department of History to be the most outstanding of her or his class. In addition to the Alumnae Prize, the Department presented Zack with a book at the reception immediately following convocation. (May 2016)
  • The Department is very pleased to note that Courtney Mrazek, a recent graduate of our honours program who is currently pursuing graduate studies in History at Saint Mary’s University, was awarded a 48 month SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship; she will pursue her PhD studies at the University of New Brunswick. (April 2016)
  • MSVU’s History Department and History Society hosted the 2016 Atlantic University Undergraduate History and Classics Conference on 4-6 March 2016. The conference’s keynote address was given by retired MSVU history professor Dr. Janet Guildford on Women and Public History in Halifax. Thirty-three papers were presented at the conference by students from all over the Atlantic region, included MSVU students Jodi Neal, Mackenzie Kurzynski, Zackary Parsons, Janet Mills, Kevin Smith, and Abbey Ferguson. (March 2016)
  • Four MSVU history students — Andrew Murphy, Daniel Frelick, Erin Murray, and Matthew Verge — presented papers at the 2013 Atlantic University Undergraduate History and Classics Conference to be held 15-17 March at UNB.
  • MSVU History graduate Jenny Davison is the recipient of a 2012 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Student Scholarship.
  • The History Department welcomed a guest speaker - Mi'kmaq artist Ursula Johnson - in honour of Mi'kmaq History Month. The talk took place on Wednesday, 24 October, from 3:00-4:00 pm, in Seton 404.