I have fond memories of my undergraduate years in the Queen's History program. Highlights included a small Queenï¿½s campus (3,200 students in 1960), small classes of 6 to 12 students in upper-year courses, taught by outstanding professors (Sid Wise, Fred Gibson, and Arthur Keppel-Jones stand out in my memory).
Following my graduation from Queen's, I attained my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1970. After a stint as an Instructor at the newly established Simon Fraser University in 1966-68, I served on the faculty of the University of Western Ontario for 39 years, 1968-2007, retiring with the rank of Professor. I was awarded the Canadian Historical Review Prize for 1983. My scholarly publications include Facts of Life: the Social Construction of Vital Statistics, Ontario 1869-1952 (McGill-Queens University Press, 1993); with J.C. Herbert Emery, A Young Man's Benefit: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Sickness Insurance in the United States and Canada, 1860-1929 (McGill-Queen's University Press,1999); The Methodist Church on the Prairies 1896-1914 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001); andElections in Oxford County, 1837-75: A Case Study of Democracy in Canada West and Early Ontario (University of Toronto Press, 2011).