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Making History in Moncton: The RCMP Canada Labour Code Trial

By Greg Marquis Recently, history was made in a court room in Moncton, New Brunswick. Provincial court Judge Leslie Jackson convicted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on one count under the Canada Labour Code: “Failing to provide RCMP members with … Continue reading

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Stephen Patterson reflects on Murray Young, 1922-2017

D. Murray Young (1922-2017), professor emeritus in history at the University of New Brunswick, died just before Christmas. Family, friends, and colleagues gathered on January 13 to celebrate his life. Longtime colleague, Stephen Patterson, gave the following remarks. We who … Continue reading

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Call for Artists: Pier 21 Artist in Residence 2018

2018 will be the third year for the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s Artist-in-Residence program. The goal of our six-month residency is to enable an artist to create new work that contributes to the Museum’s mandate while advancing … Continue reading

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Patrick Mannion reviews Gerhard Bassler’s Develop or Perish

Gerhard P. Bassler. Develop or Perish: A Pictorial Record of J.R. Smallwood’s New Industries (St. John’s: Flanker Press, 2017).  By Patrick Mannion Develop or Perish is a captivating pictorial account of Premier Joseph R. Smallwood’s “New Industries Program,” as well … Continue reading

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Job at Acadia: Tier 2 CRC in History of the Atlantic World

Acadia University is hiring Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the History of the Atlantic World. Click here for more information.

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CFP: Canadian History of Education Association/Association canadienne d’histoire de l’éducation

  CALL FOR PAPERS: Canadian History of Education Association/Association canadienne d’histoire de l’éducation (CHEA/ACHÉ) 20th Biennial Conference Theme: Cultures, Communities, Challenges: Perspectives on the History of Education Conference Dates: October 18-21, 2018 Conference Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick (Crowne Plaza Hotel) Deadline for Submissions:  March … Continue reading

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Excerpt on Moirs Chocolates from Janis Thiessen’s Snacks: A Canadian Food History

 by Janis Thiessen (edited excerpt from pages 144-157 of Snacks: A Canadian Food History (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017) Pot of Gold, one of the best-known brands of Canadian chocolates, was the invention of Moirs, which began in 1816 … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: Murray Young, 1922-2017

With sadness we announce the death on 18 December 2017 of Professor Emeritus D. Murray Young, member of the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick in 1959-87. We understand that Murray was the last of that remarkable … Continue reading

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Sister Catherine Wallace’s Transformative Feminist Presidency of Mount Saint Vincent University, 1965-74

By Heidi MacDonald Figure 1: Sister Alice Michael (Catherine) Wallace (centre) being assisted into her robe by Mother Maria Gertrude (Irene) Farmer (left) and Sister Margaret Mary (Anna) Maloney (right) after being installed as the fourth president of Mount Saint … Continue reading

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Blog on Holiday Hiatus

With exams upon us and the December break coming up quickly, the Acadiensis Blog will be taking its annual Holiday Hiatus. We will return in January with all new content. See you in the New Year!

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