Runnng on Empty’, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, includes texts written in French by officers of the Quebec immigration department and then translated. We are pleased to present these two original versions written by Florent Fortin and by Lucile Horner, both Quebec immigration department officers assigned to the Indochinese refuge camps.
The 2019 Gunn Prize has been awarded to Lianne Koren for her essay on Jewish Moroocan migration to Montreal
In 1972 the last of the Ugandan Asians expelled from that country and selected for admission to Canada arrived here. This ‘Montreal Gazette‘ article reflects on that movement.
CIHS President Michael Molloy delivered his wide-ranging annual report at the October 17 annual general meeting. It encapsulates another very active year in fulfilling our objectives.
See below for Roy Christensen’s photos from the evening.
Canadians who came here under the ‘boat people’ movement are now telling their stories. CIHS is partnering with the Southeast Asian Canadian community organizations, Carleton University and others to capture the stories – many of which are now on-line, through the ‘Hearts of Freedom’ project. The project will ensure that the settlement experience of these people is preserved and becomes part of Canada’s historical narrative. CBC Radio in Ottawa interviewed one of the individuals who told his story to the project team.
The Department of History at Carleton University, Ottawa, has made Roger St. Vincent’s autobiography, “A Very Fortunate Life”, available on line.
The autobiography includes accounts of Roger’s wartime service with the RCAF, his time with the Canadian Government Immigration Mission, the entire text of “Seven Crested Cranes” – his account of the Uganda Asian movement, and other elements of his career.