John Gough Scholarship for Studies in the History of the Environment

Dr. Barry Gough (1938 - ) is a Canadian maritime and naval historian, and a prolific writer. In more than twenty books in the fields of history and biography, 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, cross­cultural 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 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, 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 Dean of Arts from 2000-2003 and upon retirement was appointed university professor emeritus.

This endowment is named in memory of Gough's late father, John Gough.

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