Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Department is pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural Margaret E. Vanderhaeghe Award in History and Art History is our own Mitchell Smith, for his essay “Alaskan Orthodoxy: The Culturally Distinct Christianity of the Aleut, Alutiiq, Yupiit, Athabaskan, Tlingit, and Creole Peoples of Alaska,” which was submitted to the awards committee by Professor Gary Zellar. This award is presented each year to the best essay on social history, intellectual history, the history of Saskatchewan, or the history of art. It has been instituted by Guy Vanderhaeghe in memory of his wife Margaret, who earned a B.A. in History at the UofS before going on to become a renowned painter and an active member in the Saskatchewan arts community.