The Honourable David Collenette served in the House of Commons from 1974-1979, 1980-1984 and 1993-2004 and was a minister in the governments of Pierre Trudeau, John Turner and Jean Chrétien. He is currently Distinguished Fellow, Glendon College, York University.
Ken Cruikshank is an associate professor of History, McMaster University, whose most recent research and publications focus on urban environmental history.
Kenneth C. Dewar is professor of history at Mount Saint Vincent University and author of Charles Clarke, Pen and Ink Warrior (2002).
Dennis Duffy teaches in the VIC ONE program at the University of Toronto, and is at work on a study of the construction—material and cultural—of Canada’s Vimy Memorial.
Danielle Fuller is director, Regional Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. Her book, Writing the Everyday: Women’s Textual Communities in Atlantic Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004) won the Gabrielle Roy Prize (English-language) in 2004. She is currently collaborating with DeNel Rehberg Sedo on an interdisciplinary project, “Beyond the Book: Mass Reading Events and Contemporary Cultures of Reading in the UK, USA and Canada,” (www.beyondthebookproject.org) funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK).
Lynda Jessup teaches in the Department of Art at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She has published numerous articles focussing on Canadian visual culture, museum representation, and tourist art. She is editor of Antimodernism and Artistic Experience: Policing the Boundaries of Modernity (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001) and On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery (Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2002).
Stacy L. Lorenz is an associate professor of Physical Education at the University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty, in Camrose, Alberta. He teaches in the fields of sport history, sport and social issues, and sport and popular culture. His research interests include Canadian newspaper coverage of sport, media experiences of sport, sport and local and national identities, and hockey and Canadian culture.
Lowell Murray has been a Progressive Conservative senator since 1979 and former cabinet minister (1986-1993). He has been close to the centre of numerous federal and provincial election campaigns.
Aideen Nicholson was a Member of Parliament from 1974-1988. During that time, her parliamentary responsibilities included: chair, Public Accounts Committee, Official Opposition spokesperson on Financial Institutions, chair, Standing Committee on Labour, Manpower and Immigration and Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. Ms. Nicholson was also a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board from 1989-1995
DeNel Rehberg Sedo’s research includes work on contemporary women’s book groups (the subject of a forthcoming book), and on-line reading communities. She teaches at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Geraint B. Osborne is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty, in Camrose, Alberta. His research interests include the social construction of deviance and crime, nationalism and geopolitics, and the consolidations of democracy.
Danielle Robinson is currently completing her final year in the Honours History program at McMaster University, and looking forward to graduate work.