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Chinook Multimedia staff working on the website are:

  • Bob Hesketh, project manager
  • Penny Durocher, programmer
  • Vasily Krupinov, programmer
  • Christen Long, graphic designer

Bob extends a special thanks to his family, Betty Matwichuk and Andy Hesketh, for their endless patience while he works on this project, and to Penny, Vasily, and Christen for their expert skills and hard work.

Origins

CANADIANHISTORY.CA was originally published as Canada, Confederation to Present, a hybrid CD-ROM/website. The original project was made possible through the contributions and hard work of many organizations and people.

Sponsors & Supporters

  • Canadian Heritage—special thanks to William Fizet
  • Telefilm Canada
  • University of Alberta
    • Academic Technologies for Learning—special thanks to Doug Tomlinson, Katy Campbell, John Driedger, Jamie Higham, Kenton Good, Dave Trautman, Jess McMullen, Norm Weimer
    • Industry Liaison Office, now TEC Edmonton—special thanks to Peter Robertson, Alex Umnikov, Laine Wollard
    • Department of History and Classics—special thanks to Rod Macleod, Doug Owram, Frances Swyripa, David Hall
    • Faculty of Arts
    • University of Alberta Libraries—special thanks to the expert staff members who put up with our unusual borrowing requests and habits and helped us track down innumerable resources
    • Bruce Peel Special Collections Library—special thanks for enabling us to create digital versions of rare and important holdings and for publication permissions
    • Office of the Vice President Research
    • Office of the Vice President Academic

Through this project, we were able to hire many Faculty of Arts graduate students, at first with assistance of the University and then increasingly through external funding and other project revenues. Their critical thinking, research, and writing skills were crucial to the success of our project.


Editors

Our editorial board began to take shape when Rod Macleod, one of Canada's most highly respected historians, agreed to serve as chair of the board. We owe much to his faith, hard work, and scholarship. All of the editors worked countless hours reviewing articles to ensure their quality and accuracy. Their only rewards were a very small honorarium and, hopefully, the satisfaction of working together on the largest digital history of Canada ever published—and the first major history of Canada to be written jointly by a team of anglophone and francophone historians. Canada, Confederation to Present would not have been possible without their extensive knowledge, academic rigour, and dedication to Canadian history. Thank you.

  • Rod Macleod (Chair), University of Alberta
  • Kerry Abel, Carleton University
  • Robert Bothwell, Trinity College, University of Toronto
  • Phil Buckner, University of New Brunswick
  • Margaret Conrad, Acadia University
  • Rene Durocher, Université de Montréal
  • Chris Hackett, University of Alberta
  • Bob Hesketh, University of Alberta
  • Jim Miller, University of Saskatchewan
  • Wendy Mitchinson, University of Waterloo
  • Nicole Neatby, University of Prince Edward island
  • Jean-Claude Robert, Université du Quebec a Montréal
  • Rick Szostak, University of Alberta

Authors

The authors of the full length articles on this website generously contributed their time and expertise. Almost all articles are original works. A very few revisit and update previously published articles and appear here with the permission and acknowledgement of the original publishers. The authors received a very small honorarium for their labour. Their generosity, scholarship and passion for Canadian history made Canada, Confederation to Present transformed the dream of a digital history of Canada into a massive work of scholarship written for students and the general public. Thank you.

  • Kerry Abel
  • Irving Abella
  • Mary-Louise Adams
  • Marianne Ainley
  • Morris Altman
  • Linda Ambrose
  • Ed Aunger
  • Paul Axelrod
  • Marilyn Barber
  • Eric Bedard
  • Réal Bellanger
  • Claude Bellavance
  • John Belshaw
  • Raymond Blake
  • Bob Bothwell
  • Bettina Bradbury
  • Gail Cuthbert Brandt
  • David Breen
  • Catherine Briggs
  • David Bright
  • Janine Brody
  • Ruth Compton Brouwer
  • Robin Brownlie
  • Penny Bryden
  • Sandra Burt
  • Sean T. Cadigan
  • Agnes Calliste
  • Robert Campbell
  • Marc Choko
  • Margaret Conrad
  • Sharon Cook
  • Barry Cottam
  • Claude Couture
  • Terry Crowley
  • Michele Dagenais
  • Andy den Otter
  • Livio Di Matteo
  • Lyle Dick
  • Jane Dickson-Gilmore
  • Lisa Dillion
  • Patricia Dirks
  • Heather Rollason Driscoll
  • Ron Duffy
  • John English
  • Gerhard Ens
  • Marlene Epp
  • Gary Evans
  • Lucia Ferretti
  • Michel Filion
  • Alvin Finkel
  • Christopher Fletcher
  • Ernest Forbes
  • Hamar Foster
  • R. Douglas Francis
  • Lisa Gaudet
  • Alan Green
  • Richard Gruneau
  • Tony Hall
  • Michael Hart
  • Wade Henry
  • James Hiller
  • Dirk Hoerder
  • Colin Howell
  • Kris Inwood
  • Russell Insinger
  • Richard Jarrell
  • Patricia L. Kaufert
  • Linda Kealey
  • Tom Keating
  • Mary Ellen Kelm
  • Jeff Keshen
  • Bruce Kidd
  • Valerie Knowles
  • Valerie J. Korinek
  • Phyllis LeBlanc
  • James Lemon
  • John Leslie
  • Andrée Lévesque
  • Varpu Lindstrom
  • Paul Litt
  • Alan MacEachern
  • Rod Macleod
  • Susan Mann
  • Jean Manore
  • Gregory Marchildon
  • David Marshall
  • Dominique Marshall
  • Margaret McCallum
  • Duncan McDowell
  • Lorna McLean
  • Laurie Meijer-Drees
  • Jim R. Miller
  • Carman Miller
  • Allen Mills
  • Wendy Mitchinson
  • William Morrison
  • Des Morton
  • Suzanne Morton
  • Delphin Muise
  • Pat Myers
  • James Naylor
  • Blair Neatby
  • France Normand
  • John O'Neill
  • Doug Owram
  • Richard Pomfret
  • Charlene Porsild
  • Ken Pryke
  • Bill Rawling
  • Jennifer Read
  • Angela Redish
  • Ted Regehr
  • Jean-Claude Robert
  • Patricia Roome
  • Helen Roos
  • Patricia Roy
  • Ronald Rudin
  • Eric Sager
  • Doug Sanders
  • Roger Sarty
  • Tamara Seiler
  • Christabelle Sethna
  • Denis Smith
  • Donald Smith
  • James Snell
  • Carolyn Strange
  • Janice Summerby
  • Neil Sutherland
  • Rick Szostak
  • John Herd Thompson
  • Patricia Thornton
  • Brian Titley
  • Jonathon Vance
  • Mary Vipond
  • Bill Waiser
  • James Walker
  • Brent Watson
  • William Westfall
  • Reg Whitaker
  • Dave Whitson

Timeline Authors

A number of PhD and Masters students worked as timeline authors. All timeline events were reviewed for accuracy by the editorial team.

  • Chris Hackett, lead author
  • Lindsey Baskier-Miller
  • Doug Baillie
  • Ted Binnema
  • Rene Castonguay
  • George Colpitts
  • Doug Davis
  • Brian Gobbett
  • Robynne Healey
  • Bob Hesketh
  • Mark Levene
  • Phil Massolin
  • Heidi MacDonald
  • Jill St. Germaine

Developmental Editing

  • Bob Hesketh
  • Copyediting

    • Bob Cole, lead copyeditor
    • Bob Hesketh
    • Val Baggaley
    • Carolee Pollock
    • Pamela Y. Stanton

    Research

    • Phil Massolin, lead researcher
    • Lindsey Baskier-Miller
    • Paul Hangstler
    • Chris Hackett
    • Bob Hesketh
    • Jeremy Keehn
    • Susanne Lamoureux
    • Mark Levene
    • Alysha Lust
    • Glynys Smith
    • Candace Tailleur
    • Jared Wesley

    Administration & Permissions

    • Dawn Nickel, Office Manager
    • Candace Tailleur
    • Susanne Lamoureux

    Photo Credits

    • Archives de la Confédération des syndicate nationaux
    • Archives Nationale du Quebec, Montréal, Sainte-Foy, Mauricie et Centre-du-Québec
    • Archives of Ontario
    • British Columbia Archives
    • Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta
    • Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives
    • Canadian Pacific Archives
    • Centre d'Études Acadiennes De l'Université de Moncton
    • Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives
    • City of Edmonton Archives
    • Department of National Defence
    • Diefenbaker Canada Centre Archives
    • Federated Women's Institute of Ontario
    • Glenbow Archives
    • Library of Congress
    • National Archives of Canada
    • National Archives and Records Administration
    • National Council of Women of Canada
    • National Film Board of Canada
    • Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
    • Provincial Archives of Alberta
    • Provincial Archives of Manitoba
    • Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
    • Provincial Archives of Newfoundland And Labrador
    • Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island
    • RCMP Museum
    • Saskatchewan Archives Board
    • United Church of Canada Archives
    • University of Guelph
    • University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections
    • University of Toronto Archives
    • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
    • World Trade Organization

    Maps

    • Paul Hackett
    • Michael Chevalier

    Graphs

    • Jeremy Keehn
    • Our thanks to Statistics Canada for assistance and permission to use statistical data to generate graphs.

    Staff

    • Bob Hesketh
    • Chris Hackett
    • Dawn Nickel
    • Louise Rolingher
    • Graham Colwell
    • Julaine Gosling
    • Jeremy Keehn
    • Alysha Lust
    • Michael Chevalier
    • Susanne Lamoureux
    • Dion Roy
    • Don Legge
    • Teresa Ritter
    • Roxanne Thompson
    • Tim Parker
    • Myron Collier
    • Vernon Coles
    • Brian Smith

    Friends at Large

    • Irving Abella
    • Robin Adkins
    • Keith Anderson, Romanovsky and Associates
    • Maurice Basque
    • Carl Bette
    • Marion Beyea
    • Linda Bridges
    • Ellen Bryant
    • Terry Butler
    • Don Caplan
    • Bruce Dancik
    • Lydia Dugbazah
    • William Fizet
    • Merna Forster
    • Donald Fyson
    • Chad Gaffield
    • Harm Gerding
    • Jeannine M. Greene
    • Fred Hackett
    • Darryck Hesketh
    • Inez Hesketh
    • Bruce Ibsen
    • Jose Igartua
    • Louise Jenkins
    • Greg Kealey
    • Bob Kennell
    • Andy Knight
    • Martin Kratz, Bennett Jones LLP
    • Ron Kratochvil
    • Louise Krauss
    • Paddy Lamb
    • Anne McLellan, MP
    • Laura Macleod
    • Julian Martin
    • Betty Matwichuk
    • Ann McDougall
    • Michael Moosberger
    • Ken Munro
    • Vaughn Munro
    • Bill Overend
    • Ken Norrie
    • Doug Owram
    • Carol Parnell
    • Michael Payne
    • Milt Petruk
    • Gary Popowich
    • David Prud'homme
    • Leslie Redman
    • Mary Mahoney-Robson
    • Scott Shortliffe
    • Robert Smith
    • Frances Swyripa
    • Louise Trahan
    • Rose Marie Tremblay
    • Frank Tough
    • Stuart Wachowicz
    • Earle Waugh
    • Dave Whitson
    • Lisa Wright
    • Hugh Wyatt, Royal Bank of Canada
    • Joel Yann
    • Lois Yorke

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