Annual General Meeting Canadian Committee on Labour History University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 31 May 2016

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Annual General Meeting Canadian Committee on Labour History University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 31 May 2016


MEMBERS ATTENDING:

Jason Russell (chair), Joan Sangster, Ben Isitt, Greg Kealey, Eryk Martin, Julia Smith, Christo Aivalis, Kathy Killoh, Jeff Taylor, Alvin Finkel, Kirk Niergarth, Craig Heron, Betsy Jameson, Peter McInnis, Jim Naylor, Rob Kristofferson, Peter McInnis, Tom Langford, Rhonda Hinther, Larry Hannant, Dominique Clement.

GUESTS:

Jordan Thompson, Ron Patterson (Alberta Union of Provincial Employees).

REGRETS:

David Camfield, Barbara Neis, Steven Tufts, Andy Parnaby.

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 11:50 am with Jason Russell, First Vice-President, in the Chair.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Craig Heron proposed that the 2017 Labour History Workshop be added to the agenda.

It was moved by Alvin Finkel, seconded by Julia Smith, that the agenda as amended be approved. Carried unanimously.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 2015 ANNUAL MEETING, AS PUBLISHED IN LABOUR/LE TRAVAIL 76 (FALL/AUTOMNE 2015)

It was moved by Jeff Taylor, seconded by Julia Smith, that the Minutes of the 2015 CCLH Annual General Meeting be approved. Carried unanimously.

4. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

None.

5. PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Jason Russell provided the President's report on behalf of President Janis Thiessen, who was unable to attend the AGM. He began by thanking Kirk Niergarth for organizing the 2016 labour history workshop and concert, and advised that the CCLH had sponsored two cha panels and a pub night with the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies. Jason then announced the winners of the 2016 graduate and article prizes:

The winner of Eugene Forsey Graduate Prize for 2016 is: Jeremy Milloy, "'If You Want Blood': Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-1980," Ph.D. dissertation, Simon Fraser University, 2015.

The winner of the Eugene Forsey Undergraduate Prize for 2016 is: Thomas McGrath, "The Hillcrest Mine Disaster: Reaction and Commemoration, 1914-2014," undergraduate thesis, Mount Royal University, 2015.

The winner of the CCLH Article prize for 2016 is: Magda Fahrni, "Glimpsing Working-Class Childhood through the Laurier Palace Fire of 1927: The Ordinary, the Tragic, and the Historian's Gaze," The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 8, 3 (Fall 2015): 426-50.

Kathy ICilloh advised that Andy Parnaby had volunteered to serve on the Forsey Graduate Prize Committee for 2017.

Greg Kealey discussed inviting the incumbent winner of the article prize, which for 2016 is Magda Fahrni, to serve on the CCLH Article Prize Committee.

Joan Sangster discussed inviting jury committee members beyond existing active CCLH members, for example among CAWLS members and officers.

It was moved by Jeff Taylor, seconded by Joan Sangster, that the President's report be approved. Carried unanimously.

Jason Russell then presented two recommendations on behalf of the CCLH Executive.

It was moved by Christo Aivalis, seconded by Julia Smith, that the following resolution be adopted:

Executive Recommendation #1:

a. that CCLH provide up to $500 to individuals from an annual pool of $1000, according to the following criteria to be posted on the CCLH website:

b. Conference Support: Some financial support will be available for travel and accommodation, depending on need and availability of funds, with priority given to people on the cha program or CCLH Workshop and who do not have access to other funding sources. Contributors requesting financial assistance should indicate this when submitting an abstract.

Greg Kealey advised that the CCLH was in good financial shape and that funds were therefore available to provide this travel grant.

Julia Smith advised that the objective of the proposal was to increase accessibility for scholars without access to institutional travel funds. …

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