Dan Malleck, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Sciences

Dan Malleck

Office: STH 307
905 688 5550 x5108

Dan Malleck is an internationally recognized expert in drug and alcohol regulation and prohibition. Has spoken to audiences in Canada, the United States and Europe about the challenges of regulating substances that are considered socially problematic, including cannabis, liquor, opiates, and cocaine. His first book, Try to Control Yourself: the Regulation of public drinking in post-prohibition Ontario receive the Canadian Historical association’s Clio prize for best book in Ontario history for 2012. He is currently working on a history of the development of liquor licensing in post confederation Ontario and the professionalization of pharmacy in Canada.

  • Alcohol and drug history and contemporary policy
  • Government regulation of deviance
  • The professionalization of health occupations

Dan Malleck, When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).

Cheryl Warsh and Dan Malleck, eds., Consuming Modernity: Gendered Behaviour and Consumerism Before the Baby Boom (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013).

Dan Malleck, Try to Control Yourself: The regulation of public drinking in post-prohibition Ontario, 1927-1944 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012).

Dan Malleck, “Filthy glasses and healthy spaces:  Public drinking, public health, and bureaucratic territorialism in post-prohibition Ontario,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/ Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la medicine (forthcoming).

Dan Malleck , “Stick handling sobriety: Public drinking and morally healthy sport in Ontario, 1934-1944,” Journal of Canadian Studies. Vol 49 No 3 (Fall 2015): 144-69.

Dan Malleck , “Liquor Regulation, Drinking and the Private Clubs of Ontario, 1934-44,” Canadian Historical Review Vol 93 (Dec 2012): 555-82.

Dan Malleck, “Niagara wine and the regulatory environment: 1850s-1944” in The World of Niagara Wine, ed. Michael Ripmeester, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh, and Christopher Fullerton (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013).

  • Issues in Health Policy
  • Introduction to the History of Medicine
  • History of Disease in Society
  • The Processes of Health and Wellness