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. I currently am writing a book on the business and social history of Canadian snack foods after the Second World War.

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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