Appointment of New Wilson Chair in Canadian History, Dr. Ian McKay
We would like to welcome Dr. Ian McKay as the next L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History. (His appointment begins 1 January 2016.) Dr. McKay is a highly influential historian of Canada, whose books include The Quest of the Folk: Antimodernism and Cultural Selection in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia (1994), Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada’s Left History (2005), Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920 (2008), and [with Jamie Swift], Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety (2012). A short thought piece he published in 2000, ““The Liberal Order Framework: A Prospectus for a Reconnaissance of Canadian History” has shaped discussions of Canadian history ever since. He also has had a very direct influence on the profession, by supervising more than 30 PhD students and countless MA students at Queen’s University since 1988. See Daily News story.