BCHF News Barry Gough selected as a Distinguished Alumni of UVic

Barry Gough selected as a Distinguished Alumni of UVic

Photo contributed June 2, 2016 -- Historian and author Barry Gough of Victoria is the new honourary president of the B.C. Historical Federation.

On Tuesday, February 5th, Barry Gough will be recognized with a Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Victoria.

The presentation will take place at 7pm at the Songhees Wellness Centre (1100 Admirals Road). The event is free to attend and registration is required. You can read more about the event and RSVP on the UVic website.

As well as being BCHF’s current Honourary President, Barry Gough, Ph.D., D.Lit. is a Canadian maritime and naval historian and a prolific writer. In more than a dozen books, and several hundred articles and reviews, he has worked to recast and reaffirm the imperial foundations of Canadian history. Active in national and international venues, Gough has made in the British Columbia context a number of monographic contributions to ethnohistory, cross-cultural relations, patterns of missionary acceptance among Northwest Coast peoples, frontier/borderland studies, and environmental history.

Gough attended Victoria High School and Victoria College, completing an undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia. He continued his studies at the University of Montana and King’s College London. In addition to his earned doctorate, Gough was awarded the D.Litt. from University of London for distinguished contributions to Imperial and Commonwealth history

Initially on the teaching staff of Vic High in Victoria, B.C., Gough became in turn Lecturer, Assistant and Associate Professor, Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, and Co-director of the Centre for Pacific Northwest Studies. From 1972 to 2004 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., he was Associate Professor, Professor and University Research Professor. Founding director of Canadian Studies at Laurier, he was Assistant Dean of Arts from 2000-2003 and on retirement was appointed University Professor Emeritus.