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2021 Award Winner

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The 2021 winner of the Colonel John By Award for History is Jaime Simons of Carleton University for their work Shipwrecks of the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. This fascinating, interactive presentation is featured on our website.

Jaime Simons is an MA student at Carleton University in Public History and Digital Humanities. Their work focuses on using sound as a means for substantive engagement with history, and engages with the role of steamboats in the industrialization and colonization of the Ottawa River in the nineteenth century. Jaime is the current Garth Wilson Fellow at Ingenium (2021-2022), where they will continue this work. You can reach them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..