The University of Windsor is preparing for a safe return to campus. Learn More.

Steven Palmer

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.

Steven PalmerSteven Palmer will discuss his research on the Metropolitan School of Nursing when he appears on CJAM at 4:30 p.m. today.

Dogged by scandal, school left positive mark on nursing profession

It was unfairly dragged into a local sex scandal back in its day, but a demonstration school established in Windsor during the middle of the last century broke new ground and became a model for nursing education in Canada, according to a university historian.

Dark comedy combines gender politics and sexual scandal

A UWindsor history professor says that a staged reading of his new play, The Metropolitan, combines his own area of research with nursing, drama and social justice.

“It’s a great University of Windsor story where you can get these inter-disciplinary collaborations that are products of a close-knit campus,” says Steven Palmer, who holds the Canada Research Chair in History of International Health.

Awards ceremony celebrates history department achievements

An awards ceremony Thursday celebrated the achievements of students and faculty in the Department of History. The event was held in a first-year class taught by professor Rob Nelson, said department head Miriam Wright.

“It was an occasion for us to let our new students know about the quality of a degree in history from the University of Windsor,” she said. “Our faculty are talented, highly-respected scholars who have works published by the world’s top academic presses and journals.”