North America: Canadian Social and Political; Canadian-American Relations; Film and History (International)
Dr. Ron Stagg has taught at Ryerson for over 30 years, and twice has served terms as chair of the Department of History. His research interests lie in Canadian social history and in Canadian-American relations, and his teaching interests are in social protest and in the relationship between film and history. He has written extensively on topics ranging between the late 18th and the early 20th centuries, with a special interest in the Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837. He also maintains an active interest in the history of Toronto and in the field of living history museums. Among his other publications are an award-winning history of Ryerson University (1998), and The Golden Dream: A History of the St. Lawrence Seaway (2010), which explores the story of the centuries-long struggle to dominate the trade of the Great Lakes. He currently is working on a book on the rebellion, centred on Toronto in 1837. He previously has co-edited a book of text and documents on the broader history of the uprising, The Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada (1985) for the Champlain Society. In addition, he is revising for publication a conference paper on Anglo-Canadian attitudes towards French-Canadians at the end of the 19th century. Beginning in January 2011, Dr. Stagg took over as book review editor for Ontario History. Dr. Stagg also is a member of the graduate faculty.