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Barry Ferguson named Duff Roblin Professor of Government

March 21, 2014 — 

Barry Ferguson, currently a Professor of History, Senior Fellow, St. John’s College, and Coordinator, Canadian Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts, has been named Duff Roblin Professor of Government, effective July 1, 2014.

Barry Ferguson.

Barry Ferguson.

Ferguson has a distinguished record that includes three major areas of academic research:  political ideas, provincial-federal relations, and modern Canadian social change.

The Duff Roblin Professor of Government was established in the department of political studies in 1998 with a generous endowment from the Honourable Duff Roblin, PC, CC, OM, the 14th premier of Manitoba.  His intention was to enhance the study of Canadian government and public affairs, and to aid the educational development of younger scholars through the Duff Roblin Graduate Fellowship program, which is overseen by the Duff Roblin professor.

Previous Duff Roblin professors include Paul Thomas, Duff Roblin Professor (2000-2010), Donna Miller, QC, visiting Duff Roblin Professor, (2010-2011) and Richard Sigurdson, Duff Roblin Professor (2011-2012).

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