2016 Barbara Godard Dissertation Prize in Canadian Studies

The Robarts Centre is pleased to announce that the 2016 Godard Prize has been awarded to Brittany Luby (History) for her dissertation “Drowned: Anishinabek Economies and Resistance to Hydroelectric Development in the Winnipeg River Drainage Basin, 1873-1975.” The adjudication committee was compelled by “the rich, textured story Luby’s dissertation told and the depth to which she was able to go to capture things one does not often get to understand about history at the local level.”

Luby’s dissertation is also York University’s nominee for the Canadian Studies Network – Réseau d’études canadiennes prize for the best PhD in Canadian Studies.

The Robarts Centre thanks this year’s adjudication committee: Professors Andrea Medovarski (Humanities), Chris Robinson (Administrative Studies), Suzie Young (Cinema and Media Arts) and chair, Anna Hudson (Visual Art and Art History).