Dawn Martin Hill, McMaster University (Mohawk, Wolf Clan)


Dawn Martin-Hil is a Professor and Academic Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University and co-investigator of a CIHR-IAPH-funded Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research. She is the winner of a US-Canada Fulbright Award, Outstanding Teaching Award from the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium, and of Outstanding Community Leadership Award…

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Barbara Sharratt, University Of Toronto


Barbara Sharatt ia a Professor Emeritus of the Centre of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Toronto, and Chairperson of the Culture Committee of the Canadian Polish Congress. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, she graduated from the University of Warsaw (M.A. in English Philology), London University, McMaster University,…

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George Melnyk, University of Calgary

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George Melnyk is a cultural historian and a Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. He is an author of many books including Riel to Reform: a History of Protest in Western Canada (1992), Beyond Alienation: Political Essays on the West (1993), New moon…

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Marlene Kadar, York University, Toronto


Marlene Kadar is a leading Canadian critic, specialist in life writing and life writing theory, and a Professor and coordinator of Fine Arts Cultural Studies Program at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is a recipient of a very prestigious Gabrielle Roi Prize for her Essays on Life Writing (1992),…

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Lola Lemire Tostevin, York University, Toronto

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Lola Lemire Tostevin is a novelist, poet, essayist, one of Canada’s leading feminist writers and a prominent figure in Canadian literary criticism. Born into a French Canadian family in Timmins, Ontario, she studied Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, and taught creative writing at York University in Toronto.

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George Elliott Clarke, University of Toronto


George Elliott Clarke, is a poet, playwright, novelist, literary critic, and E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto, recipient of honorary doctorates from Dalhousie University (LL.D.), University of New Brunswick (Litt.D.), University of Alberta (Litt.D.), University of Waterloo (Litt.D.), and Saint Mary’s University (Litt.D); winner of…

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Douglas Barbour, University of Alberta


Douglas Barbour is a poet, critic, reviewer, and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alberta, where he has taught Canadian literature and creative writing. A former president of the League of Canadian poets and a member of the widely travelled sound poetry ensemble Re:sounding. His poetry includes: Visible…

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