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New video marks Canada's contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

The Canadian Press speaks with Gulf War veteran Richard Austin on Historica Canada's new video on the Gulf War.

Jan 17, 2021

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How the Gulf War brought this Blackfoot veteran back to his culture Social Sharing

Veteran Bob Crane, featured in a new video by Historica Canada, speaks about Indigenous military contributions to the Gulf War.

Jan 17, 2021

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.

Oct 01, 2020

New Heritage Minute highlights the world's first female aeronautical engineer: Vancouver's trailblazing Elsie MacGill

Georgia Straight covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

A new Heritage Minute pays tribute to an inspirational and groundbreaking Canadian from Vancouver who overcame numerous gender barriers and refused to let anything stop her. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Amazing Canadian woman who helped win the war, to be honoured yet again.

Radio Canada International covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

In the course of her life, Vancouver-born Elsie MacGill, was a true leader, Recipient of multiple awards, she will now be featured in one of Canada’s ‘Heritage Minutes’. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Second World War female aeronautical engineer Elsie MacGill gets Heritage Minute

The Canadian Press covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

Pioneering female aeronautical engineer Elsie MacGill is the focus of a new Heritage Minute. Historica Canada released a tribute to MacGill's influential role in the Second World War on Thursday to mark the first day of Women's History Month. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Heritage Minute highlights Vancouver-born engineer to kick off Women's History Month

CityNews covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A new Heritage Minute is putting the spotlight on a Vancouver-born engineer to kick off Women’s History Month. Elsie MacGill was a feminist, polio survivor, and the world’s first female aeronautical engineer. She shattered barriers and was a strong believer that women should have full control over their own bodies. Read the full story here.

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.

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.

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