Prominent Historian to Speak at Algoma U


Prominent historian Dr. Ian Mosby will deliver the 2015 Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial Lecture, titled “Hunger, Human Experimentation and the Legacy of Residential Schools” in the Great West Life Amphitheatre at Algoma U on Thursday, January 15th at 7:00pm.
Dr. Ian Mosby is a Canadian historian of food, health, and nutrition. In the summer of 2013, his research into nutritional experiments conducted by government scientists on residential school children made front-page news, and sparked nationwide protests. The study originally appeared as “Administering Colonial Science” in Histoire sociale/Social History. In 2014, Mosby’s first book, Food Will Win The War: The Politics, Culture and Science of Food during Canada’s Second World War, was published by UBC Press. Currently, Mosby is a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He earned his PhD and Master of Arts in History from York University, and his Bachelor of Arts in History and Science Studies from the University of British Columbia.
Prior to delivering the Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial Lecture, Mosby will be featured on a panel discussion with prominent local Anishinaabe community members. The panel, titled “Redress and Reconciliation in the face of Post-Apology Revelations”, begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 14th in the Doc Browne Lounge. A lunch will follow.
“We’re very pleased to have Dr. Ian Mosby headline the 2015 Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial Lecture,” said Dr. Robert Rutherdale, Chair of the
Department of History and Philosophy at Algoma U. “Given our special mandate at Algoma U, as well as our historically-rich setting on the former Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential School Site, Dr. Mosby’s research, intellect, and insight will enrich the experience of our students and the wider community.”
Mosby’s visit is being funded in part by the Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial Fund and is hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy at Algoma U, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC), and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SGK). The Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial Fund was established to bring significant speakers in the fields of English and History to the University for the benefit of students. The Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial Lecture series provides students with the opportunity to hear, meet, and speak with famous scholars, poets, and writers who might not otherwise visit Sault Ste. Marie.
In past years, Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial Lectures have included the likes of Giller-prize winning author Elizabeth Hay; public historian and Acting Director of Research, Exhibition, and Interpretation of the Canadian War Museum / Musée Canadian de la Guerre, Dr. Tim Cook; Dr. Jim Miller, one of Canada’s leading historians on aboriginal and non-aboriginal relations; and award-winning Canadian poet, Lorna Crozier.
Both events are free and open to the public.