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James Daschuk


James Daschuk

DASCHUK, James (Jim) (b. 1961)
Educator, Writer

A graduate of Trent University (’84) and former member of Peter Robinson College, Jim Daschuk has an Master of Arts and Doctoral degree in Canadian History from the University of Manitoba.  His research experience includes the fields of medicine, climate change and population health.  He is currently a researcher with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina.  His book, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life, published by the University of Regina Press (2013) won five Saskatchewan Book awards and three prizes from the Canadian Historical Association, including the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for best scholarly book in Canadian history and was be awarded the Governor General Award for Scholarly Achievement at the Annual Governor General History Awards in November 2014.  In 2009, "A Dry Oasis: The Northern Great Plains in Late Prehistory," in Prairie Forum 34 (Spring 2009) was published, and James has also co-authored "Treaties and Tuberculosis: First Nations People in Late 19th Century Western Canada, A Political and Economic Transformation." Canadian Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 23 (2006): 307-330.

"An Examination of Common and Contested Ground: A Human and Environmental History of the Northwestern Plains." In G.P Marchildon, ed., The Early Northwest: History of the Prairie West Series. Volume 1. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center, 2008. 35-47.

Submitted by James Daschuk
January 2015
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Archival Collections (Finding Aids in PDF format)


2009-69 - Course Projects by Students In Health Studies 200; Journals Re:  Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic, 2009