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Dean F. Oliver

Director of Research

Dean Oliver holds a doctorate in history from York University and has taught history, political science and international security. A long-time contributor to the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs and past editor of the monograph series Studies in Canadian Military History, he is a well-known writer, lecturer, and media commentator.

Dr. Oliver joined the Museum of Civilization in early 2013 after nearly 15 years with the War Museum, where he had been Director of Research and Exhibitions since 2003, with responsibility for the planning and delivery of the Museum’s exhibitions, interpretive strategy, research centre, and public programmes.

His most recent book (with J.L. Granatstein), The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History (2010), won the annual Charles P. Stacey Award as the best book published on Canadian military history.

In April 2010, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands made Dr. Oliver a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau in honour of his “contributions to society” through his scholarly and museum work.

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