Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gold Medal Winner
Jim Miller, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Gold Medal Recipient

On Thursday, December 16th, SSHRC and Industry Canada announced that Professor Jim Miller (Canada Research Chair in Native-Newcomer History) has won the SSHRC Gold Medal, Canada's highest research honour, for his award-winning scholarship on Native-Newcomer histories.

Many department members were in attendance at Convocation Hall on December 16th to congratulate Jim on his marvellous achievement.  We are very proud! This is the first time that a scholar from the University of Saskatchewan has been awarded this distinction.  And there is really a gold medal, which we expect to see Jim wearing on all "ceremonial" occasions in the Department--or at the very least, the first department meeting of 2011...

For more details on the award and Jim's research contributions (and to see a video of the actual presentation, if you missed it), please see the article by the U of S Research Communications.

Congratulations, Jim!