Churchill Foundation Vancouver Island Barry Gough Scholarship in English

The Churchill Foundation Vancouver Island (CFVI)  is a registered charity begun in May 2006. CFVI limits itself solely to charitable works that will reflect the objectives of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Vancouver Island. Those objectives are to stimulate an appreciation of history and national and international affairs through the provision of educational scholarships, bursaries, prizes and awards, and to sponsor speeches, lectures, panel discussions and debates, in such a manner as to perpetuate the memory of the Right Honorable Sir Winston Spencer Churchill.

Barry Morton Gough is a Canadian maritime and naval historian and a prolific writer. In more than a dozen books, and several hundred articles and reviews, he has worked to recast and reaffirm the imperial foundations of Canadian history. Active in national and international venues, Gough has made in the British Columbia context a number of monographic contributions to ethnohistory, cross-cultural relations, patterns of missionary acceptance among Northwest Coast peoples, frontier/borderland studies and environmental history.

Gough attended Victoria High School and Victoria College, completing an undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia. He continued his studies at the University of Montana and King's College London. In addition to his earned doctorate, Gough was awarded the D.Litt. from the University of London for distinguished contributions to Imperial and Commonwealth history.

Initially on the teaching staff of Victoria High in Victoria, BC, Gough became in turn lecturer, assistant and associate professor at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, and co-director of the Centre for Pacific Northwest Studies. From 1972 to 2004 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON, he was associate professor, professor and university research professor. Founding director of Canadian Studies at Laurier, he was assistant dean of Arts from 2000-2003 and on retirement was appointed university professor emeritus.

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