Canadian Museum of History welcomes new Member to its Board of Trustees

October 2, 2018


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, October 2, 2018
—The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurier Turgeon to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Turgeon’s appointment was announced by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.

“I look forward to working closely with Dr. Turgeon,” said Dr. James Fleck, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “He brings a wealth of experience as both a scholar and an educator, and we look forward to benefitting from his considerable expertise in the areas of heritage, history and ethnology.”

Dr. Turgeon is a Professor of History and Ethnology at Laval University in Québec City, where he also serves as Director of the school’s Laboratoire d’enquête ethnologique et multimedia (Laboratory for Ethnological and Multimedia Inquiry). He is the federal government’s Canada Research Chair in Heritage, a Member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and a former William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair at Harvard University. Dr. Turgeon is widely published in the fields of ethnology and heritage and is project director for the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America, a bilingual online resource. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 Marius Barbeau Medal, presented annually in recognition of remarkable contributions in the fields of folklore and ethnology.

The 11-member Board of Trustees oversees the operation of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum — Canada’s national museums of human and military history.

The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centres for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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