• MA Student Kat Rice Receives Horizon Scholarship

    Photo credit: The Brock News

    Kat Rice, BA (’23), is featured in the Brock News as a recipient of the prestigious Horizon Graduate Scholarship. The award, valued at $5,000, supports research-based students from under-represented groups at Brock (BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, low-income or low socioeconomic status backgrounds, first generation graduate students, and people living with disabilities).

    Kat’s research focuses on the representation of queer women in hockey in the Niagara region. “Through oral interviews, which involve collecting, interpreting and preserving memories of people in communities in their own voice, Rice is putting the spotlight on recreational players, coaches, organizers and officials. She is eager to examine how the experiences of queer women relate to their sense of belonging within their own team, their league and their country.” (The Brock News)

    Congratulations, Kat!




    Categories: Awards and Scholarships, Graduate, News

  • History MA Student to present at GIS Days

    Rebecca Nickerson (MA History) will be presenting her work, “HGIS: Mapping Segregated Healthcare in Canada,” as a part of the GIS Days conference, hosted by Western University Libraries, on Nov 13-17. She was featured in the Brock News for her participation in the conference.

    Registration is free but required to attend:

    Rebecca’s talk is part of the Lightning Talks and will speak on Thursday, Nov 16 at 11:00 am. Her abstract follows:

    HGIS: Mapping Segregated Healthcare in Canada will explain the process and ethics of using GIS methods for historical research. The Mapping Segregation Project, a collaboration between Brock University and ESRI Canada explores the spatial relationship of colonial governance over Indigenous healthcare during the 1950’s – 1980’s, particularly focusing on patient transportation. The data used in this project was compiled from archives, both maps and written sources to create a comprehensive database to show how a government system functioned over space and time. Learn about transforming complex archival data into easy to understand visuals in this lighting talk.

    Congratulations, Rebecca! Keep up the great work and good luck with the presentation.

    Photo credit: The Brock News

    Categories: Conferences/Presentations, Graduate

  • Introducing our new MA students!

    Welcome to the program!


    Categories: Graduate

  • Top Holocaust Scholar to give Humanities Graduate Student Seminar, Public Talk

    Professor Kristin Semmens (University of Victoria) will give a lunchtime seminar for graduate students in the Department of History (Thursday, Sept 21) to discuss her experiences researching and writing her new book, Under the Swastika in Nazi Germany. This workshop will provide graduate students will an invaluable opportunity to learn about knowledge mobilization, dissemination, and communication from a leading scholar. Lunch will be provided. Event details are on ExperienceBU.

    Please RSVP to Professor Elizabeth Vlossak ( to reserve your spot by Tuesday, Sept 19. 

    Dr. Semmens will also be delivering a public lecture that evening at Pond Inlet (6:30pm). Advance registration is available through ExperienceBU. Read more about Dr. Semmens and the upcoming lecture in the Brock News.

    Categories: Graduate, Seminar/Lecture

  • MA Thesis Defense: Kathleen Powell

    Congratulations to Kathleen Powell, who successfully defended her MA Thesis today!

    Kathleen’s thesis is entitled, “‘At Breakfast We Heard Whistles Blowing’: Nationalist Sentiment in St. Catharines, 1899-1902.”

    From L to R: Dr. Jessica Clark (Supervisor, History); Dr. Olatunji Oji (Chair and Acting GPD, History); Kathleen Powell; Dr. Phillip Mackintosh (External Examiner, Geography and Tourism); Dr. Daniel Samson (Second Reader, History)

    Categories: Graduate, Thesis Defense

  • Master of Arts in History Thesis Defence: Kathleen Powell

    Kathleen Powell, a Master of Arts in History candidate, will defend the thesis “‘At Breakfast We Heard Whistles Blowing’: Nationalist Sentiment in St. Catharines, 1899-1902” on Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. in GLA 201. 

    The examination committee includes Dr. Elizabeth Vlossak, Chair; Dr. Jessica Clark, Supervisor; Dr. Phillip Mackintosh, External Examiner (Department of Geography & Tourism Studies, Brock University); Dr. Olatunji Ojo, Acting Graduate Program Director; and Dr. Daniel Samson, Committee Member. 

    Photo by tim de leij on Unsplash

    Categories: Graduate, Thesis Defense