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Cundill History Prize

Three exceptional American historians – writing passionate, innovative works of history about new frontiers and times when the world was undergoing dramatic change – have been named as finalists for the 2018 Cundill History Prize.

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Welcoming Yvette Nolan

Prominent Indigenous playwright Yvette Nolan has been appointed as the 2018 McGill Mordecai Richler Writer-In-Residence.

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Arts Life Magazine

New Student Information

Presenting the student voice on the Cundill History Prize

The Graduate Students of the Department of History and Classical Studies will host the Cundill Fringe as part of the annual Cundill History Prize festivities. The event will feature a graduate student panel, moderated by Professor Faith Wallis, which will discuss the three finalists for the Cundill History Prize. Those interested are invited to participate in the live event at Thomson House Ballroom on November 15, or virtually via Twitter.

Mordecai Richler Writer-In-Residence: Yvette Nolan

Yvette Nolan is one of Canada’s prominent Indigenous playwrights, having written and directed over 25 plays. Her career has taken her to Whitehorse, Guysborough, Toronto, and Saskatoon, and most recently Montreal since her appointment as the 2018 McGill Mordecai Richler Writer-in-Residence. Starting from November 21, her latest work The Birds will be presented at Moyse Hall Theatre.

Arts Ambassadors: Student journalism in Arts Life

The Arts Ambassador Program provides students with the opportunity to develop hands-on training in journalism, public relations, and communications. Working closely with our communication team, students learn how to pitch articles and write different styles of journalistic pieces, covering a wide range of topics related to the arts, social sciences and humanities. Keep an eye on Arts Life for stories by our Arts Ambassadors.