The winner of the 2014 Gunn Prize is University of Toronto PhD student Geoffrey Cameron pictured here receiving his award from, on the left, Dr. Jenna Hennebry and Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts, both with the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University. The winning essay is on-line.
View Bulletin 71 – October 2014
The Society’s October AGM featured a presentation by Marie Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Ms Chapman spoke about the forthcoming reopening of the Museum and about the partnership between the Museum and the Society. As well, Patti Harper, Head of Archives and Research Collections at Carleton University spoke about the Ugandan Archive to which the Society has made a significant contribution. An article describes the event in more detail.
In 1999, the Government of Canada announced it would take 5000 Kosovars, displaced by ethnic strife, into the country where they could stay temporarily or settle permanently. This documentary traces the Kosovars movement to Canada and presents the partnerships between employees of Citizenship and Immigration Canada with other federal departments, the Canadian Red Cross and other groups in civil society and the private sector who together made this rapid response possible.
An evaluation has been carried out of last November’s conference on the Indochinese Refugee Movement to Canada. The response was very positive for this event.
CIHS 2013 Gunn Prize winner Dara Marcus published in ‘Bout de papier’ magazine.
Carleton University recognizes donors behind Ugandan Archive.
Roger St. Vincent produced two versions of “Seven Crested Cranes”. The first is based on that originally published by the Canadian Immigration Historical Society twenty years ago and re-released for the fortieth anniversary of the Ugandan movement in 2012.
CIHS facilitated the transfer to Carleton University of an important archive of 1972 Canadian, Ugandan and international newspaper clippings about the expulsion Uganda’s Asian community.
This linked video flows from the fall, 2013 conference on the ‘boat people’ featuring commentary from people involved in the movement.