Similarly to last year, the University of Saskatchewan will have a strong presence at this year’s meeting of the Canadian Historical Association to be held next week, May 30th – June 1st, in Calgary.

I am presenting “Tales of a Park Not Yet Created: The Fish Creek Provincial Park Questionnaire, 1974.” For a full description of my paper and panel, hop on over to this summary written for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE) by Jack Little. I’ve also created a nifty word cloud of my paper, highlighting the main topics of the paper. Hint: it is “near-urban parks.”

CHA 2016 Word Cloud

I have collected all of the panels, presentations and roundtables involving University of Saskatchewan folk below:

Monday, May 30th 2016

8:30 – 10:00|8h30-10h (Science B-144)

10. Bucking Conservatism: Activism in Right-wing Alberta in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s | Conservatisme à contre-courant : militantisme au sein de la droite à la fin des années 1960 et au début des années 1970 en Alberta

Chair|Animateur : Alvin Finkel (Athabaska University)

Leon Crane Bear (Independent Scholar): Resistance to assimilation by the Indian Association of Alberta, in the late 1960s and early 1970s: The discourse on “treaties” and “self-sufficiency”

Karissa Patton (University of Saskatchewan): “The Other Alberta”: Activist Reactions to Alberta’s Conservatism

Larry Hannant (Camosun College and University of Victoria): Learning Marxism from Tom Flanagan: Left wing activism at the University of Calgary in the late 1960s and early 1970s Sponsored by The Canadian Committee on Labour History | Parainnée par le Comité canadien sur l’histoire du travail

1:00 – 2:30|13h00 – 14h30 (Science B-142)

22. Access to Information: Historical Research under Bill C-59 | L’accès à l’information : la recherche histoire et la Loi C-59

Chair|Animateur : Dominique Clément (University of Alberta)

Participants : Suzanne Legault (Information Commissioner of Canada | Commissaire à l’information du Canada)

Greg Kealey (University of New Brunswick)

Bill Waiser (University of Saskatchewan)

1:00 – 2:30|13h00 – 14h30 (Science B-148) 9

29. Storied Landscapes: Indigenous Land Use, GIS, and Historical Inquiry | Paysages riches d’histoire : l’utilisation du territoire par les Autochtones, le SIG et la recherche historique

Chair|Animatrice : Shannon Stunden Bower (University of Alberta)

Liam Haggarty (Mount Royal University): History and Tradition: Mapping Metis Land Use in Northwest Saskatchewan

Stephanie Danyluk (Whitecap Dakota First Nation): Kinship Unbound: A Gendered Analysis of Traditional Land Use Studies

Janelle Marie Baker (McGill University): Where is the Story in a Traditional Land Use Assessment?

Matthew Todd (University of Saskatchewan): Re-Mapping the Indigenous Nations on the Prairies: Merging GIS and Archival Sources to Create Traditional Land-Use Maps

2:45 – 4:15|14h45 – 16h15 (Science B-148)

32. Introductions, Invasions, and Infections: Testing Environmental and Cultural Reception in Canadian History | Les introductions, les invasions et les infections : analyse de la capacité d’accueil environnementale et culturelle dans l’histoire canadienne

Chair|Animateur : George Colpitts (University of Calgary)

Peter Anderson (Queen’s University): Managing Introductions across Dominion and Imperial Scientific Networks 10

William Knight (Canada Agriculture and Food Museum): “Pugnacious Marauder” and Prized Trophy: Black Bass Introductions in British Columbia, 1902-2012

Merle Massie (University of Saskatchewan): Swamp Fever: Horses, Infectious Anemia, and the Rush to the Farm Frontier

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

8:30 – 10:00|8h30 – 10h00 (Science B-144)

43. Stories that Matter: Beyond Women’s Words Feminist Project | Les histoires qui nous tiennent à cœur : les suites du projet féministe Beyond Women’s Words

Chair|Animatrice : Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary)

Katrina Srigley (Nipissing University) and Franca Iacovetta (University of Toronto): Beyond Women’s Words: Doing Feminist Oral History Then and Now

Sarah K. Loose (Oral Historian and Educator): Our Stories Are Our Power

Valerie Korinek (University of Saskatchewan): Lesbian Herstories and the Writing of Queer Histories: Reflections on LGBTTQ Oral Histories, Identity, and Community Memory

Lianne Leddy (Wilfrid Laurier University): Defining “Indigenous Feminism(s)”: Elders, Colonialism, and Women’s Activism

8:30 – 10:00|8h30 – 10h00 (Science A-17)

47. Recreation, Popular Resistance, and the Environment at the City’s Edge | Les loisirs, la résistance populaire et l’environnement aux portes de la ville

Chair|Animateur : Robert McDonald (University of British Columbia)

Dale Barbour (University of Toronto): Fencing in an Island: How Toronto Island formed at the Nexus of Nature, Play and Capital: 1870 to 1920

J.I. Little (Simon Fraser University): “One of the finest pieces of empty real estate in Canada”: The Creation of Vancouver’s Devonian Harbour Park

Jessica DeWitt (University of Saskatchewan): Tales of a Park Not Yet Created: The Fish Creek Provincial Park Questionnaire, 1974

11:45 – 1:15|11h45 – 13h15 (Science A-249)

61. Poster Session|Séance d’affiches

Katya C. MacDonald (University of Saskatchewan): Emotional Labour, Gender, and Community Engaged Historical Research 

1:15 – 2:45|13h15 – 14h45 (Science B-142)

75. Restorying Colonial Canada?: Stories of Resistance, Resurgence, and Reconciliation from the TRC | Nouvelle narration du Canada colonial ? : histoires de résistance, de renouveau et de réconciliation de la CVR

Chair|Animatrice : Sarah Nickel (University of Saskatchewan)

Participants : Charlene Bearhead (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

Aimée Craft (University of Manitoba)

Anne Lindsay (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

Ry Moran (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

Paulette Regan (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

8:30 – 10:00|8h30 – 10h00 (Science B-142)

82. Transnational and Transcultural Stories in Colonial North America | Histoires nationales et transnationales dans la société coloniale nordaméricaine

Chair|Animatrice : Heather Devine (University of Calgary)

Robert Englebert (University of Saskatchewan): The Middle Mississippi Valley: A Real and Imagined Border at the Edge of Empire

Guillaume Teasdale (University of Windsor): Crossing Upper Canada into Michigan: French Canadian Migrations to American Detroit

Carolyn Podruchny (York University): The Long Journey of the Turtle Who Wanted to Fly: Oral Motifs, Cultural Exchange, and Stories Crossing Borders in the Fur Trade

Victoria Jackson (York University): Stories of Success and Failure in the Jesuit Seminary: Wendat Boys’ Adoption Narratives, 1636 – 1639

8:30 – 10:00|8h30 – 10h00 (Science B-148)

83. The Stories Staples Tell: Resource Economies in Canada |Ces histoires que racontent les ressources de base : les économies de ressources au Canada

Chair|Animateur : Andrew Watson (University of Saskatchewan)

Colin M. Coates (York University): The Staples Thesis and Digital History

Jim Clifford and Andrew Watson, with Anne Janhunen, (University of Saskatchewan): Interacting with London’s Canadian Ghost Acres, 1865-1919: Creating a Deep Online Map with HGIS and a MediaWiki Database

Anne Dance (Memorial University): Ordered Reclamation: Redefining Mine Cleanup in Northern Canada


8:30 – 10:00|8h30 – 10h00 (Science B-144)

84. Stories and Biographies | Histoires et biographies

Chair|Animateur : David A. Wilson (University of Toronto)

Sarah Carter (University of Alberta): Lives of Girls and Women … Not in the DCB

Bill Waiser (University of Saskatchewan): Telling Stories and Story Telling

Donald Smith (University of Calgary): Paul Wallace’s The White Roots of Peace: How it Altered Old Perspectives of the League of the Iroquois


8:30 – 10:00|8h30 – 10h00 (Rozsa Centre – Evans Room)

90. Canadian Catholic History Association Keynote Address | Allocution liminaire de la Canadian Catholic History Association 

Welcome from CCHA President, Edward G. MacDonald, and Opening Prayer|Mots de bienvenue de la part de Edward G. MacDonald, président de la CCHA et prière d’ouverture

Introduction : Robert Dennis, University of Prince Edward Island

J. R. Miller (University of Saskatchewan): Canada Confronts its History: Residential Schools and Reconciliation

Joint Session with Canadian Catholic History Association | Session conjointe avec la Canadian Catholic History Association


12:45 – 2:15|12h45 – 14h15 (Science B-142)

108. Historical Scholarship and Teaching in Canada after the TRC | La recherche historique et l’enseignement au Canada après la CVR

Chair |Animatrice : Allyson Stevenson (University of Saskatchewan)

Participants : Allan Downey (McGill University)

Joyce Green (University of Regina)

Jan Hare (University of British Columbia)

Erica Lee (University of Saskatchewan)

Brenda Macdougall (University of Ottawa)

Mary Jane McCallum (University of Winnipeg)

Sarah Nickel (University of Saskatchewan)

Winona Wheeler (University of Saskatchewan)


2:30 – 4 :00|14h30 – 16h00 (Science B-144)

119. Co-Creating Knowledge and Co-Authoring Stories: Community-Engagement as a Corrective to A-symmetrical Scholarly Relationships in the United States and Canada | La cocréation du savoir et la corédaction d’histoires : l’engagement communautaire pour corriger les relations savantes a-symétriques aux États-Unis et au Canada

Chair|Animateur : Brian Hosmer (University of Tulsa)

Stephen A. Warren (University of Iowa): Revolving Doors of Collaboration: A Retrospective on Engaged Scholarship

Keith Thor Carlson (University of Saskatchewan): Cultivating Sustained Conversations: Ethnohistory Fieldschools and the Humanities Scholar

Ben Barnes (Shawnee Tribe): House-sitters in the Homeland: An Indigenous perspective on relationships between Institutions and The Nations

George Michael Ironstrack (Miami University): Neepwaantiinki (Partners in Learning): The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

John Bowes (Eastern Kentucky University): Mediated Collaborations: Ethnohistorical Scholarship in the Realm of Litigation Sponsored by the Aboriginal History Studies Group | Parainnée par le Groupe d’étude d’histoire autochtone


2:30 – 4 :00|14h30 – 16h00 (Science B-142)

121. “Hypervisibility and Invisibility”: Oral Histories, Women, and Canadian Education | « L’hypervisibilité et l’invisibilité » : l’histoire orale, les femmes et l’éducation canadienne

Chair|Animatrice : Ruth Sandwell (University of Toronto)

Participants : Kristina Llewelyn (University of Waterloo)

Kathryn Labelle (University of Saskatchewan)

Brittany Luby (Laurentian University)

Funke Aladejebi (York University)

Rose Fine-Meyer (University of Toronto)


2:30 – 4:00|14h30 – 16h00 (Science A-247)

122. Restor(y)ing Western History through a Métis Lens: Family, Land, Bodies and Nation |Nouvelle narration de l’histoire de l’Ouest sous l’angle Métis : la famille, le territoire, les collectivités et la nation

Chair|Animatrice : Brenda Macdougall

Adam Gaudry (University of Saskatchewan) “Men who’d come from over the sea … to steal our fair country”: Métis narratives of the Battle of Seven Oaks and Métis-settler relations

Cheryl Troupe (University of Saskatchewan): Storied Spaces: Memory, Kinship and Place in a Saskatchewan Metis Road Allowance Community

Allyson Stevenson (University of Saskatchewan): Coming Home: Crafting a Métis Historical Consciousness Through Restoring Severed Family Ties Tara Turner (First Nations University of Canada): Re-Searching Metis Identity: My Metis Family Story


2:30 – 4:00|14h30 – 16h00 (Science B-146) 31

123. Revisiting Park Histories: Everyday Voices from Canada’s Protected Places | L’histoire des parcs repensée : la voix des Canadiens en provenance des lieux protégés du Canada

Chair|Aniamatrice : Claire Campbell (Bucknell University)

Mica Jorgenson (McMaster University): Playground, not Sanctuary: Family Camping at Algonquin before World War II

Anne Janhunen (University of Saskatchewan): “A Very Great Deal of Pleasure:” Park Creation, Management, and Dispossession in Ontario’s Georgian Bay Region

Matthieu Caron (Université de Montréal): “It’s a viper’s nest of uncounted perverts and near insane alcoholics”: Policing Montréal’s Mountain during the 1950s


4:00 – 4:14|16h00 – 16h15 Break | Pause 4:15 – 5:45|16h15 – 17h45 (Science A-15)

124. Reorienting the Narrative North: Indigenous Stories | Une nouvelle orientation du récit du Nord : histoires des Autochtones

Chair|Animatrice : Tina Adcock (Simon Fraser University)

Mitchell Smith (University of Saskatchewan): Alaskan Melody: Dena’ina Orthodox Christianity in the Department and District of Alaska

Heather Green (University of Alberta): Life After the “The Great Upheaval”: Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elders’ Stories of Long Term Impacts of the Klondike Gold Rush, 1900-1950

Glenn Iceton (University of Saskatchewan): Contested Claims, Contested Stories: Land Claims and Historical Representations in the Yukon, 1973-1993


4:15 – 5:45|16h15 – 17h45 (Science B-146)

127. Sustaining a Fragile West: Environmental Myths and Realities | Soutenir l’Ouest canadien fragilisé : mythes et réalités environnementaux

Chair|Animateur : Warren Elofson (University of Calgary)

Laura Larsen (University of Saskatchewan): Mining Our Bison Heritage: Stories of Agricultural Practices in Saskatchewan Through its Soils

Frances Reilly (University of Saskatchewan): Rat Patrol, Communism, and Radioactive Fallout: Protecting Alberta from Invading Species in the Early Cold War

Claire Campbell (Bucknell University): Ranching Landscapes, Frontier Thinking, and Canadian Environmental History


4:15 – 5:45|16h15 – 17h45 (Science B-148)

129. Reconstructing Gendered Leisure and Work: Revisiting Sources and Methods | La reconstruction des loisirs et du travail sexospécifiques : réexamen des sources et des méthodes

Chair|Animatrice : Carmen Neilson

Erin Spinney (University of Saskatchewan): Nursing in Eighteenth-Century British Naval Hospitals: Unearthing Untold Stories and Changing Narratives

Willeen Keough (Simon Fraser University): Tales from the Ice: Masculinity, Embodiment, and Affect in the Life Narratives of Newfoundland Sealers

Daniel Robert Laxer (University of Toronto): Fur Trade Masculinities: Lusty Lyrics and Dancing with “Light Fantastic toe”


4:15 – 5:45|16h15 – 17h45 (Science B-144)

130. The Lost Stories Project | Le projet Histoires retrouvées

Chair|Animateur : James Opp (Carleton University)

Participants : Ronald Rudin (Concordia University)

Ruth Sandwell (OISE|University of Toronto)

John C. Walsh (Carleton University)

Respondent | Répondant : Keith Thor Carlson (University of Saskatchewan)


4:15 – 5:45|16h15 – 17h45 (Science B-105) 

131. Second-Wave Feminism and the History of Emotions | La deuxième vague du féminisme et l’histoire des émotions

Chair|Animatrice : Joan Sangster (Trent University)

Participants : Lara Campbell (Simon Fraser University)

Catherine Gidney (St. Thomas University)

Kevin Brushett, (Royal Military College)

Patrizia Gentile (Carleton University)

Sarah Nickel (University of Saskatchewan)

Eryk Martin (Simon Fraser University)

Sponsored by the Canadian Committee for Women’s History | Parainnée par le Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes

Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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