2013 CCHA Conference in Victoria, BC

Annual General Meeting and Conference

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
2-4 June 2013

2 June 2013

6 pm Informal no-host meal at the Sticky Wicket Pub and Restaurant, 910 Douglas St. [Reservations to proy@uvic.ca appreciated]

3 June 2013: Morning

Session 1: 8:30-10:00
Mid-20 Centuryth English-Canadian Catholicism, A Mare Usque Ad Mare
(Cornett Building, Rm. A225)

Robert H. Dennis, Queen’s University
“’Sending Light over the Continent: the Antigonish Movement and its Rural and Industrial Conference, 1930–1939”

Peter Meehan, Seneca College
“All is not well here”: The Rise and Fall of Archbishop A.A. Sinnott in the See of Winnipeg, 1916-1954”

Patricia Roy, University of Victoria
“The Maillardville Strike of 1951-52: Catholics, Politics and Schools in British Columbia”

Moderator: Paul Laverdure, University of Sudbury

Vice-President Robert Dennis will present his paper on the Antigonish Movement.

Session 2: 10:15-11:45 Joint Session with the Canadian Theological Society(Cornett Building, Room B108)

“Fifty Years from Vatican II: @ the Edge/In the Margins”
Peter Baltutis, University of St Michael’s College
Remi de Roo, Bishop Emeritus of Victoria
Michael Attridge, University of St Michael’s College
Moderator: Doris Kieser, St Joseph’s College, University of Alberta

11:45-1:30 Lunch Break

3 June 2013: Afternoon
(Cornett Building, Rm. A225)

Session 3: 1:30-3:15
At the Intersection of Vocation and Memory

Marie Elliott, private scholar, Victoria, BC
“‘Mission to New Caledonia’: the Letters of John Nobili SJ, 1845–1848″

David Kingma, Archivist, Foley Center Library, Gonzaga University
“Calling Them to Their Duties: William Judge SJ, an American Missionary to Frontier Canadians”

Edward MacDonald, University of PEI
“The Working Life of a Prince Edward Island Priest: The Diary of Father Angus McDonald, 1879-1883”

Moderator: Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto

4:30 Tour of St Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt St.

5:00 Mass, St Ann’s Chapel

6:00 Reception and Dinner: Milos Restaurant, 716 Burdett St,

Guest Speaker: Terence Fay SJ, University of St Michael’s College/UT

4 June 2013: Morning

Session 4: 8:30-10:00
(Cornett Building, Room A129)

Round Table: “Intersections and Edges – People, Place, and Politics in the Pacific Northwest Through the Eyes of a Catholic Bishop: A Discussion of Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy, 1846-1879.”


Jean Barman, Emerita Professor, University of British Columbia
Terence Fay, SJ, University of St Michael’s College
Jacqueline Gresko, Emerita Professor, Corpus Christi/St Mark’s College
Mark McGowan, University of Toronto

Editorial Responses:

Roberta Stringham Brown, Pacific Lutheran University
Patricia O’Connell Killen, Gonzaga University
Moderator: Barry Gough, Private Scholar, Victoria, BC

Session 5: 10:15-11:45

Intersections between Religious Archives and Public Institutions

Claude Roberto, Provincial Archives of Alberta, and Diane Lamoureux, OMI Lacombe, Alberta,

“Religious Archives in Public Institutions”

Moderator: Carey Pallister, Archivist, Sisters of St Ann; Gary A Mitchell, Provincial Archivist and Vice President, Archives, Collections and Knowledge, Royal British Columbia Museum

4 June 2013: Afternoon
(Cornett Building, Room A129)

Session 6: 1:30-3:15

Intersections and Edges: Women Religious and Their HistoryEve E. Chapple and Graham P. McDonough, University of Victoria

“Through a Different Lens: Exploring the Role of Catholic Teaching Sisters in the Indian Residential Schools of Nineteenth and Twentiethcentury British Columbia”
Heidi MacDonald, University of Lethbridge and Emily Burton, Dalhousie University,

“A Comparison of the Representations of Renewal in Congregations of Women Religious in two Maritime Catholic newspapers, 1965-75”
Christine Lei, Wilfrid Laurier University

“’You Could Always Pick Out the Loretto Girl’: Student Experiences at Loretto Academy, Hamilton: 1915–70”
Hélène Cazes, University of Victoria,

“Writing the Epics of Alaska Missions: Sister Mary Joseph Calasanctius’ Narratives, 1887-1946”
Moderator: Terrence Murphy, St Mary’s University


Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association

Published on: 2 June 2013
Posted by: amm098