Matthew Hayday, University of Guelph

Professor Guelph, Ontario mhayday@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56052

Bio/Research

Prof. Matthew Hayday is a Canadian historian whose work focuses on post-1945 Canadian political history, particularly issues related to English-French relations, social movements, national identity, and the politics of commemoration and celebrations. He has published six books and edited collecti...

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Bio/Research

Prof. Matthew Hayday is a Canadian historian whose work focuses on post-1945 Canadian political history, particularly issues related to English-French relations, social movements, national identity, and the politics of commemoration and celebrations. He has published six books and edited collections, including Celebrating Canada, vols. 1 and 2 (2016 and 2018), So They Want Us to Learn French: Promoting and Opposing Bilingualism in English Speaking Canada (2015), and Bilingual Today, United Tomorrow: Official Languages in Education and Canadian Federalism (2005).

Hayday is the co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review, and the series editor of the "Living History" Canadian history series for Oxford University Press Canada. His current projects include: 1) a biography of former Progressive Conservative party leader, Prime Minister, and cabinet minister Joe Clark; 2) the history of Canadian educational media aimed at children, including the Canadian version of Sesame Street.


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