Michael Gauvreau, Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24130
Office: Chester New Hall 625
Michael Gauvreau specializes in the social, cultural, intellectual and religious history of 19th and 20th Century Canada. His research interests have ranged widely over the encounter of the Protestant churches and modern scientific and social thinking between 1840 and 1940; explorations in the cultural history of postwar Canada; the religious origins of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution; and the comparative place of English Canada and Quebec in the international history of secularization. The doctoral students that he has supervised have ranged widely over Canadian religious, intellectual, and cultural history from the late eighteenth century to the postwar period. His scholarly publications have garnered wide acclaim and scholarly recognition: The Evangelical Century: College and Creed in English Canada from the Great Revival to the Great Depression (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1991) received Honourable Mention for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize of the Canadian Historical Association; A Full-Orbed Christianity: The Protestant Churches and Social Welfare in Canada, 1900-1940 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996), co-authored with Nancy Christie, received the Harold Adams Innis Prize of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada for the “best book in the social sciences in English published in 1996-97”; and his The Catholic Origins of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005) was awarded the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Prize in 2006 for “best book published in Canadian History.” He is currently researching an intellectual biography of Claude Ryan, a study of the intersection of Catholicism, liberalism, federalism, and nationalism in Quebec between 1950 and 1995.