Ouellet, Fernand

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Ouellet, Fernand

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Fernand Ouellet (1926- ), author and educator, was educated at Laval University (PhD 1965). He taught at Laval University, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa (1961-1985) prior to joining the History Department at York University in 1986. Ouellet has been recognized as a major contributor to the historical understanding of Canada and has received numerous prizes, awards and honours including the Tyrell Medal of the Royal Society of Canada (1969), the Governor General's Award for non-fiction (1977), the Sir John A. Macdonald prize of the Canadian Historical Association (1977) and others. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada serving as honorary secretary 1977-1980. Ouellet served as President of the Canadian Historical Association (1970) and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1979). He was also the editor of 'Histoire sociale/social history,' (1971-1988). Ouellet is the author of several works on the history of nineteenth-century French Canada including 'Histoire economique et sociale du Quebec, 1760-1850,' (1966), 'Le Bas-Canada, 1791-1840,' and 'Louis Joseph Papineau, un etre divise,' (1960).


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