About

I am an associate professor of history and associate director of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg, where I teach Canadian, food, and business history. My research interests include the 20th century history of labour, business, and religion, as well as food history and oral history. My latest book is Snacks: A Canadian Food History.

Below is the L.B. Foote photograph that I use as my avatar (Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Still Images Section, Foote Collection, item 1535, negative 2554). I explain why in this blog entry: http://lostfootephotos.blogspot.ca/2012/01/favourite-foote-photos-janis-thiessen.html

Workers copper sheathing the roof of Winnipeg's Hotel Fort Garry, ca 1915. (SOURCE: Archives of Manitoba, Still Images Section, Foote Collection, item 1535, negative 2554)
Workers copper sheathing the roof of Winnipeg’s Hotel Fort Garry, ca 1915. (SOURCE: Archives of Manitoba, Still Images Section, Foote Collection, item 1535, negative 2554)

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