Many degrees of history

1957 was a good year for Carleton College. That year the college received a provincial charter and became a fully-fledged university. And, in September of that same year, William Ormsby arrived on campus to become the first student to undertake graduate studies in history at Canada’s newest university.

Ormsby got his MA in 1960 and went on to become the Archivist of Ontario. And Carleton’s graduate program in history went to train 430 MA’s and 53 PhD’s over the next half-century. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading graduate programs in history.

On March 9, over 100 Carleton history alumni and guests met for a gala dinner to celebrate this marvelous achievement. Guests were treated to a five-course dinner at Baker’s Grille, followed by an evocative after-dinner address by Dr. Victoria Dickenson, a Carleton history graduate who now heads Montreal’s renowned McCord Museum.

In between drinks and dinner, historians from careers as varied as native treaty negotiation, historical consultants, national security experts and good, old-fashioned history professors chatted and reminisced.

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