The Champlain Society

Findings/Trouvailles is Seeking Another Committee Member!

The Editorial Committee of Findings/Trouvailles, the scholarly blog of the Champlain Society, invites scholars of Canada to express interest in joining the Committee.

Editorial Committee members are unpaid volunteers who solicit submissions, work with authors to revise and reshape submissions, and guide them through the publication process, working together with other members of the Committee. Findings/Trouvailles publishes approximately one post per month. Those interested in joining the Editorial Committee should have a keen interest in Canadian history and possess strong analytical and writing skills. They should also be willing to become a member of the Champlain Society.

To learn more about Findings/Trouvailles, please visit the blog’s homepage:

To be considered, please send a brief expression of interest and experience and a C.V. to Stacy Nation-Knapper, Chair of the Editorial Committee, at by December 31, 2015.


Dr. Daniel Macfarlane Receives the 2015 Floyd S. Chalmers Award

The Champlain Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Macfarlane, assistant professor of environmental and sustainability studies at Western Michigan University, is the winner of the 2015 Floyd S. Chalmers Award for his book Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Published by UBC Press, Negotiating a River looks at the profound impacts of the planning and building of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project, from the complex diplomatic negotiations, political maneuvering, and environmental diplomacy to the implications on national identities and transnational relations.

Find out what the Chalmers Award Committee had to say about Dr. Macfarlane’s book:


Limited Copies of The Writings of David Thompson, Volume II: The Travels, 1848 Version and Associated Texts are Still Available for Purchase!

Interested in purchasing a limited edition copy of The Writings of David Thompson, Vol. II: The Travels, 1848 Version and Associated Texts? Click Here to find out how!