Message from the Project Director

Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross

It has been a spring of accomplishment for Landscapes of Injustice! To put first the matter of greatest significance, our project passed, with much acclaim, its mid-term review by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. An expert committee convened to assess the progress of partnership projects described ours as “inspired” and our results as  “substantial, relevant, and diverse.” The committee noted especially our “exceptional number of communications,” publications of “significant influence” and “exceptional quality,” and the “impressive number of young researchers” trained. Congratulations and thanks to the entire Research Collective!

Meanwhile, our students and postdoctoral fellows have been making waves. For her outstanding work to encourage undergraduate research in the LOI archives, Research Coordinator Kaitlin Findlay was awarded the University of Victoria’s Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award (see page 9). Postdoc Yasmin Railton (see page 9) , whose work supports the development of our museum exhibit, is the recipient of a Mitacs Elevate Award, which will provide her with postdoctoral fellowship funding for a 2-year period. Congratulations RAs!

Our academic scholarship has also been amassing acclaim. The Osgoode Hall Law Journal article, “Promises of Law,” which I had the pleasure of writing with legal history cluster chair Eric Adams, was awarded two separate prizes by the Canadian Historical Association, having been recognized as the best article in political history as well as the best article on the history of ethnicity, migration, and transnationalism in Canada. Our book Witness to Loss was shortlisted for the $10,000 Wilson Institute Prize and, we’ve been recently informed, has sold-out its first print run. McGill-Queens press has sent it back to the printers for more copies! Congratulations to all of us. Let’s keep up this “inspired”, “exceptional”, and “impressive” work.

To read the entire newsletter, click Landscapes of Injustice Newsletter Spring 2018.