Natalie Atkin

New awards to keep local history alive

Finding ways to cultivate interest in local heritage and history and encourage its research is the impetus behind two new awards recently created by the Department of History.

Department head Miriam Wright says the Windsor area has a fascinating history that is central to North America but there is still relatively little written about it by local historians.

“Both awards are a wish to recognize the work people in the community do to keep the history, the heritage and the stories of this region alive.” Wright says.

Nancy Wright, Natalie Atkin and Lionel WalshProfessor Natalie Atkin (centre) accepts congratulations on her award for meritorious service from dean Nancy Wright and associate dean Lionel Walsh during the end-of-year awards reception held Wednesday by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Year-end reception celebrates achievement in arts, humanities, and social sciences

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences celebrated the achievements of faculty, staff and students at its awards reception Wednesday.