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Visiting Doctoral Students 2009

In an effort to promote collaboration between doctoral students in diverse disciplines related to history and history education and faculty in other Canadian universities, THEN/HiER is providing funding to three doctoral students to interact with faculty with similar research interests for up to one month. This year the program is funding the following visits:

Catherine Duquette, Université Laval, who is researching the advantages of teaching controversial issues in social sciences to students, completed her program with Dr. Peter Seixas at the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness at the University of British Columbia. A secondary purpose of her visit was to foster greater collaboration between francophone and anglophone researchers in Canada, which is an express goal of THEN/HiER. Read the report.

Meagan Gough, University of Saskatchewan, is conducting research on perspectives based on First Nations oral history accounts and how history has been told. She will be visiting Fraser Valley University and working with Dr. Robin Anderson, as well as Stó:lô Elders Grand Chief Archie Charles and Tina Jack. This research, largely carried out in a First Nations community setting, will have important implications for history education as it is disseminated within institutions.

Ana Laura Pauchulo, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, is researching attempts by Argentinean human rights groups to establish a democratic society through different perspectives of the Argentina 1976-1983 dictatorship. She would like to integrate this study into Alberta’s new social studies program’s objective of establishing Aboriginal perspectives in classrooms. She will work with Dr. Kent den Heyer at the University of Alberta. This research also has the potential to lead to increased collaboration between Canadian and Argentinean human rights groups and Aboriginal peoples, which contributes to THEN/HiER’s goal of establishing collaborative relationships.