Thursday, October 08, 2009

Janice McKinnon, Huron Alumni Award of Distinction

Congratulations to department member Janice MacKinnon who was awarded the Huron Alumni Award of Distinction at the University of Western Ontario's Homecoming. The award recognizes her outstanding professional achievements and community service of Western alumni. Janice MacKinnon (FRSC) is a former Minister of Finance for the Province of Saskatchewan and has written three books on Canadian history: The Liberty We Seek published by Harvard University Press (1983), While the Women Only Wept (1994) and Minding the Public Purse (2003). Born in Kitchener, Ontario, she received an honours B.A. from Huron University College in 1969 before going on to take an M.A. and Ph.D. at Queen's University.