Books – Education

  • Decolonizing Employment

    Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada’s Labour Market

    Shauna MacKinnon (Author)

    How do we include one of Canada’s fastest growing populations in a job market they have essentially been denied access to?

    Published September 2015 | Education, Indigenous Studies, Labour Studies, Public Policy

  • Creating Space

    My Life and Work in Indigenous Education

    Verna J. Kirkness (Author)

    The life story of Verna J. Kirkness, a Cree woman from Manitoba, whose simple quest to teach “in a Native way,” revolutionized Canadian education policy and practice.

    Published October 2013 | Autobiography & Memoir, Education, Indigenous Studies

  • The New Buffalo

    The Struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada

    Blair Stonechild (Author)

    Post-secondary education, often referred to as “the new buffalo,” is a contentious but critically important issue for First Nations and the future of Canadian society. In The New Buffalo, Blair Stonechild traces the history of Aboriginal post-secondary education policy from its earliest beginnings as a government tool for assimilation and cultural suppression to its development as means of Aboriginal self-determination and self-government.

    Published October 2006 | Decolonization, Education, History, Indigenous Studies, Public Policy

  • St. John’s College

    Faith and Education in Western Canada

    J.M. Bumsted (Author)

    Winnipeg’s St. John’s College is one of the oldest educational institutions in western Canada. Its roots go back to the Red River Settlement in the 1850s when it first began as a school for the English-speaking children of the employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Following the college through its many permutations, J.M. Bumsted provides a fascinating history of the birth and growth of post-secondary education in western Canada.

    Published December 2005 | Education, History, Religion

  • The University of Manitoba

    An Illustrated History

    J.M. Bumsted (Author)

    Established in 1877, just seven years after the founding of the province itself, the University of Manitoba has grown to become an international centre of research and study. It is the birthplace of discoveries such as the cure for Rh disease of newborns and the development of Canola, and its alumni include Marshal McLuhan, Margaret Laurence, Monty Hall, Israel Asper and Ovide Mercredi. Historian J.M. Bumsted looks at how the university was forged out of the assembly of several, small, denominational colleges, and how it survived and even thrived during challenges such as the 1932 defalcation and the 1950 Manitoba flood.

    Published November 2001 | Education, History

  • One Version of the Facts

    My Life in the Ivory Tower

    Henry E. Duckworth (Author)

    In his engaging memoirs, One Version of the Facts: My Life in the Ivory Tower, Dr. Henry Duckworth takes readers from his student days in Winnipeg and Chicago in the 1930s to his time as president of the University of Winnipeg (1971-1981) and chancellor of the University of Manitoba. With humour and modesty, Henry Duckworth recalls trends, changes, and crises he witnessed throughout his long university career.

    Published October 2000 | Autobiography & Memoir, Education, History

  • Winnipeg School of Art

    Marilyn Baker (Author)

    This volume is a history in words and illustration of the early years of the Winnipeg School of Art, its hopes and ideals and its struggles for survival. Its story is in large part a record of art and artists in Winnipeg during the period. The growth of the School is described through the terms of its first four principals: Alexander Musgrove, Frank Johnston, Keith Gebbhardt, and L. LeMoine Fitzgerald. Biographical sketches on artists involved with the School as teachers or students from 1913 to 1934 are also included.

    Published August 1989 | Art & Architecture, Education, History, Social History