Research Personnel

Head Researcher, Editor, and Webmaster

  • 24 years as an historical researcher, with experience at Library and Archives Canada (Winnipeg and Ottawa), Archives of Manitoba, Legislative Library of Manitoba, and S. J. McKee Archives
  • Skilled in technical and popular writing, website development, and grant writing
  • 37 years as an educator in a university environment
  • Pageant Editor and Production Coordinator, Prairie History Journal
  • Community service with the Manitoba Historical Society, Dalnavert Museum, Manitoba Agricultural Museum, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, CBC Radio 1, and Manitoba Co-operator
  • Research supported by grants from the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba, City of Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Foundation, Thomas Sill Foundation, and other public organizations
  • Author of five books on Manitoba history, including two national bestsellers and McNally-Robinson Book of the Year
  • Host of video projects including MHS Presents, Hidden Manitoba, Abandoned Manitoba, and Manitoba Heritage Minutes
  • Primary developer of Memorable Manitobans (>13,000 biographies of noteworthy Manitobans), Historic Sites of Manitoba (>9,500 sites), and histories of notable Manitoba businesses and organizations


  • 15 years as a librarian, conducting professional research for clients in academic and government library settings
  • Head of Collection Development at the Manitoba Legislative Library (2010-2020), managing collections and library staff pertaining to the officially documented history of Manitoba, including local histories, newspapers, fiction and non-fiction, and reference materials such as reports, directories, microfilm, and digital resources
  • Organized and managed research projects for government clients, Members of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, historians, educators and students from across Canada
  • Extensive experience as a historical researcher, including work at LIibrary and Archives Canada, Archives of Manitoba, Legislative Library of Manitoba, and City of Winnipeg Archives
  • Author of “Marked Man: Stephen Juba versus Painless Pancho and the Battle Over Tattooing in Winnipeg” in Prairie History’s Fall 2023 issue
  • Masters degree in Information Management from Dalhousie University
  • Masters degree in Film Studies from Concordia University

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