As any McGill student knows, the end of a semester brings a lot of stress and anxiety. These feelings can make studying for finals and, overall, living our day-to-day much harder than it has to be. Taking care of ourselves isn’t always as easy as some make it out to be, and it’s been even more challenging this year as we navigate our way through the pandemic and studying in a remote environment.
Camilla Townsend, Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University, has been announced as this year's winner of the Cundill History Prize for her book Fifth Sun: A New History of Aztecs. The prize - worth US$75,000 - is awarded annually to the book that best embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal.