Project member publications and news


Landscapes of Injustice project member publications

This is a resource list of initiatives and academic publications from project members, which may or may not pertain to the subject of Landscapes of Injustice.

Meiji at 150 Digital Training Resource
Okawa, Eiji
Japanese Culture and Language in the prewar Canadian “Mosaic”
Associational Lives of Women in the Prewar Japanese-Canadian Society
Kato, Naoko
Re-viewing Meiji via Japanese-Canadian Connections
Takai, Yukari
Via Hawai’i: the Transmigration of Japanese

Cartwright, Alissa and Findlay, Kaitlin
Sacred Sites: Dishonour and Healing
This online exhibit, created by two history students in collaboration with the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia, investigates the 2011 desecration of Victoria’s historic Jewish cemetery and the outstanding community response it engendered.
This website has received the Peter Lidell Award at the University of Victoria.

Stanger-Ross, Jordan
City Stats is a site designed to encourage the use of measures of residential segregation in Canadian urban history.

Sugiman, Pamela and Granatastein, J.L.
Face To Face  Should the Canadian government have authorized the forcible evacuation inland of Japanese Canadians during the second world war?
Legion Magazine July/August 2015

Landscapes of Injustice project member news

Project Member News

Another accolade to Kaitlin Findlay! Congratulations on receiving an Honourable Mention for her thesis, “The Bird Commission, Japanese Canadians, and the Challenge of Repatriation in the Wake of State Violence” from the Canadian Studies Network for the Best MA in Canadian Studies prize.

Congratulations to Kaitlin Findlay for receiving the Andy Farquharson Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students for her work on the Community Engaged Learning course.

In December 2017, Kaitlin Findlay successfully defended her Masters thesis and in January 2018 Rebeca Salas was also successful in defending hers. Both Kaitlin and Rebeca have been long time research assistants on Landscapes of Injustice and have made outstanding contributions. Kaitlin continues as research coordinator with the project.

Congratulations to RA Lane McGarrity for receiving Uvic’s 2017 Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies. He will be using the award to travel to the international “Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History” Conference in Warsaw, Poland in March 2017.

After 38 years at the University of Winnipeg, including the last 12 years devoted to the creation of the Oral History Centre, LoI Co-investigator Nolan Reilly is retiring. Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

LoI Collaborator James Walker is newest appointment to the Order of Canada which recognizes a lifetime of achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

The University of Alberta has awarded Professor Eric Adams a 2016-2017 Annual Killam Professorship. Congratulations to Eric, Legal History research cluster chair.

Congratulations to Alissa Cartwright and Kaitlin Findlay for receiving the University of Victoria’s Peter Lidell Award for their “Sacred Sites” website.

Student Alumni News

Congratulations to LoI research assistants further educational endeavours!
Monique Ulysses has been accepted into the PhD. program in History at Yale University to begin in the fall of 2016.
Alissa Cartwright has been accepted into the Public History program at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland this fall.
Rebecca Willmott has been accepted into the MA program in Archival Sciences at the University of British Columbia.
Since her term with Landscapes of Injustice, Esther completed her MA in History and is now working as the Parliamentary Education Coordinator for the Legislative Assembly of BC. In her current role, she works with various educational and community partners to engage them in the institution of Parliament and the significance of BC’s Parliament Buildings. Most recently, she piloted a joint program with the Royal BC Museum; “Governance and Beyond” that explores the different ways of governance, beginning with indigenous ways of knowing and being.
Oral History post doc Heather Read has accepted a 2-year position as the Rebanks Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts and Material Culture of Colonial and Settled Canada at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. She’ll be working in the curatorial department at the ROM, helping plan exhibitions and do research on the objects in the Canadian material culture collection there.