Ian McKay "Democracy: Perspectives on its Present Crisis"

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 16:00

Ian McKay "is one of Canada's most prolific and well-respected historiansIan McKay - "Democracy: Perspectives on its Present Crisis"

Rm 123, Odette School of Business

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Ian McKay, FRSC, Wilson Chair of Canadian History, McMaster, received his PhD from Dalhousie and specializes in the history of the left.  Born in Cornwall, Ontario, in 1953, he grew up in Sarnia, lived for two decades in Halifax, and is completing a study of C.B. Macpherson, whose mid-twentieth-century work on possessive individualism is still widely consulted today.  He became Director of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster, in which capacity he has strengthened its role in the Canadian field.  He has recently brought out studies of the uses and abuses of the Myth of Vimy Ridge, the New Left in Toronto, and the role of archives in liberal settler colonialism.

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