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Canadian veterans keep memories of ‘forgotten’ Korean War alive 70 years later

The Canadian Press speak with The Memory Project veteran speaker Andy Barber on remembering the Korean War.

Nov 10, 2020

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Fewer people plan to attend virtual or in-person Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

The Canadian Press covers a Remembrance Day poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada.

Nov 10, 2020

Oct 01, 2020

“Queen of the Hurricanes”: U of T Engineering’s first alumna featured in new Heritage Minute

University of Toronto covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

ECE alumna Elsie MacGill (ElecE 2T7) was the first woman in Canada to receive a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and the world’s first female aeronautical engineer. In celebration of MacGill’s enduring legacy and contributions to the engineering profession, she has been immortalized in a Heritage Minute, released today by Historica Canada in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

The world's first female aircraft engineer was Vancouver-born: Women's History Month

Vancouver is Awesome covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

Kicking off Women's History Month, a new Heritage Minute highlights the story of a Vancouverite who shattered glass ceilings and stereotypes during the Second World War. The world’s first female aeronautical engineer, Elsie MacGill, at age 33, oversaw the Ontario production of more than 1,400 Hawker Hurricane fighter planes. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Queen of the Hurricanes focus of new Heritage Minute

CBC Thunder Bay covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

A groundbreaking aeronautical engineer who oversaw the production of hundreds of Hawker Hurricane aircraft at the Canadian Car and Foundry factory (Can Car) in what is now Thunder Bay, Ont., is the focus of a new Heritage Minute. Read the full story here.

Sep 30, 2020

This Map Shows Just How Many Residential Schools Actually Existed In Canada

Narcity features The Canadian Encyclopedia's interactive map of residential schools in Canada.

September 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, is a day for education and honouring around 150,000 Indigenous children who were forcibly sent or taken to residential schools in Canada between the 1860s and 1990s, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia. While many Canadians are aware that residential schools existed, the sheer number of schools and affected individuals may surprise you. Read the full story here.

Jun 30, 2020

Tsilhqot’in chief featured in Historica Canada series Voices From Here

Williams Lake Tribune speaks with Russell Myers Ross, featured in Historica Canada's new video series Voices from Here.

Reclaiming his Tsilhqot’in identity has not been easy for Chief Russell Myers Ross who says he used to be ashamed of his origins.
 
Myers Ross who is now an outspoken advocate for his community of Yunesit’in (Stone) located 90 kilometres west of Williams Lake participated in a nine part series Voices From Here by Historica Canada that shares oral histories of territories and treaties, residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, languages and traditional knowledge from the perspective of Indigenous participants. Read the full story here.

Jun 27, 2020

Can you identify these famous Canadians of colour?

Castanet News covers Historica Canada's Canada Day poll and quizzed people on the streets of Vernon.

With race in the news more than ever recently, a Historica Canada survey found most Canadians have a lot to learn about the people of colour who have helped shape this nation.
 
Only 16 per cent of 1,000 respondents were able to pass the quiz, which featured facts about the contributions of prominent Canadians ranging from Olympic athletes to scientists. Read the full story and watch their video here.

Jun 26, 2020

Only 16 per cent of participants pass quiz on prominent racialized, Indigenous Canadians

The Canadian Press covers a Canada Day poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada.

TORONTO -- Indigenous and other racialized Canadians have been shaping the country's history and culture for centuries, but a new poll suggests most Canadians have a lot to learn about most of them.
 
The survey commissioned by Historica Canada, creator of the popular Heritage Minutes, asked 1,000 respondents a series of 24 questions aimed at determining their knowledge on a range of issues.
 
Only 16 per cent of respondents were able to pass the quiz, which featured facts about the contributions of prominent Canadians ranging from Olympic athletes to scientists. Read the full story here.

Jun 26, 2020

Canadians fail quiz on prominent BIPOC figures in history

Black Press Media covers the Canada Day poll commissioned by Historica Canada.

Viola Desmond has appeared on newly printed $10 bills for nearly two years, but only 29 per cent of Canadians are familiar with the civil rights crusader and how she challenged racial segregation in the 1940s.
 
Ahead of Canada Day – in a year that has quickly become one of reckoning for systemic racism – Historica Canada has released quiz results shedding light on just how little Canadians know about Indigenous, Black and other Canadians of colour who helped transform this country for the better. Read the full story here.

Jun 21, 2020

BRAUN: The 'Forgotten War' marks its 70th anniversary

The Toronto Sun speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith about the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

Most Canadians know that Ypres and Dunkirk are places where important battles took place. Kapyong? Not so much. The 70th anniversary of the Korean War - sometimes called the Forgotten War - is this week. Read the full story here.

Jun 01, 2020

Online archive to document Canadians' everyday stories during the pandemic

Daily Hive features the new Canada During COVID-19 archive.

What we don’t typically think of is the impact that our personal stories will have for the generations to come. Over the past few months, we’ve all quickly adapted to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic — something that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.
 
But how will historians remember this time in history? Historica Canada has devised a solution. The registered charity offers programs to explore, learn, and reflect on Canada’s history, and what it means to be Canadian. Now, to capture life in Canada during this unprecedented time, Historica Canada is building an online archive. Read the full story here.

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