Our Research Team

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David Frank is a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick, where he teaches Canadian history, including courses on the history of the Canadian worker and on New Brunswick labour history. He has also taught history courses for the Atlantic Region Labour Education Centre and other labour schools. He has served as editor of the journal Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region and has contributed to labour magazines such as Our Times and journals such as Labour/Le Travail. His publications include J.B. McLachlan: A Biography (James Lorimer, 1999), which received the Robert S. Kenny Prize in labour history. He and Greg Kealey have edited the anthology Labour and Working Class History in Atlantic Canada: A Reader (ISER Books, 1995).

Contact information: David Frank, Department of History, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton NB, E3B 5A3, Phone: (506) 458-7431, Fax: (506) 453-5068, Email: dfrank@unb.ca


Greg Kealey is a professor of history and vice-president (research) at the University of New Brunswick. He was the founding editor of the journal Labour/Le Travail in 1976 and continues to serve on its editorial board and on the executive of the Canadian Committee on Labour History. He has published widely in Canadian labour and working-class history, including Toronto Workers Respond to Industrial Capitalism (University of Toronto Press, 1980), which received the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, and Workers and Canadian History (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995). He has edited the Canadian Social History Series since 1980, now published by the University of Toronto Press. He has taught at Dalhousie University and at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he was Dean of Graduate Studies.

Contact information: Greg Kealey, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton NB, E3B 5A3, Phone: (506) 453-5189, Fax: (506) 453-3522, Email: gkealey@unb.ca


Linda Kealey teaches history at the University of New Brunswick. Her research and teaching interests centre on women's history, labour history and the history of health in Canada. Prior to moving to the University of New Brunswick in 2002, she taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland where she was also active in the women's movement, serving on the boards of the St. John's Status of Women Council and Women's Centre. She helped to establish Women's Studies at Memorial in the early 1980s. Her books include Enlisting Women for the Cause: Women, Labour and the Left in Canada, 1890-1920 (University of Toronto Press, 1998) and Pursuing Equality: Historical Perspectives on Women in Newfoundland and Labrador (ISER Books, 1999).

Contact information: Linda Kealey, Department of History, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton NB, E3B 5A3, Phone: (506) 458-7062, Fax: (506) 453-5068, Email: lkealey@unb.ca


Nicole Lang is a professor of Acadian and Canadian history at the Edmundston campus of l'Université de Moncton. Her research interests in Acadian labour history focus on work in the pulp and paper industry, women's access to the labour market and women's work in health care. With Professor Nicolas Landry who teaches history at the Shippagan campus of l'Université de Moncton, she is co-author of Histoire de l'Acadie (Septentrion 2001), which won the France-Acadie prize for the humanities in 2002. Since the beginning of the 1990s, she has held many offices in her union, l'Association des bibliothécaires, des professeures et des professeurs de l'Université de Moncton, Campus d'Edmundston (ABPPUMCE): adviser, vice president, president, member of the Negociation Committee and president of the Status of Women Committee. Recently, she has published “Le syndicalisme universitaire en Acadie, 1970-1985. L'identité professionnelle chez les professeurs et les professeures de l'Université de Moncton : une première analyse du phénomène” in Les territoires de l'identité : perspectives acadiennes et françaises, XVIIe-XXe siècles (Chaire d'études acadiennes of l'Université de Moncton, 2005).

Contact information: Nicole Lang, Secteur des Sciences humaines, Université de Moncton, Campus d'Edmundston, 165 boulevard Hébert, Edmundston NB, E3V 2S8, Phone: (506) 737-5191, Fax: (506) 737-5373, Email: nlang@umce.ca


Raymond Léger is the research representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. From 1987 to 1997, he worked as the New Brunswick representative for local 1065 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. He has been active as a labour educator and has served on the editorial board of Labour/Le Travail since 1994. He has published articles on New Brunswick history in Égalité: revue acadienne d'analyse politique and in the Revue d'histoire de la société historique Nicolas-Denys. His writing also includes The First 25 Years: Local 1065, 1959-1984 (Retail Wholesale Department Store Union, 1984) and a history of the Coca-Cola strike that took place in 1989-90 in New Brunswick, 423 Days on the Picket Line (Retail Wholesale Department Store Union, 1990). He prepared a short history of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour for Working/Travailler: The Story of Canadian Labour/L'histoire du travail au Canada, 1900-2000, a CD-ROM produced by the Canadian Labour Congress in 2000.

Contact information: Raymond Léger, Research representative, Canadian Union of Public Employees, 91, allée Woodside, Fredericton NB, E3C 0C5, Phone: (506) 458-8059, Fax: (506) 452-1702, Email: rleger@cupe.ca


Nelson Ouellet is an associate professor of history at the Université de Moncton and editor of two web-based publishing projects, L'Évangéline sur Internet and the bibliographic database Pirate. His research is focused on the social history of the United States, particularly the history of black Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. His research has been published in collected essays and in journals such as the Revue française d'études américaines, Canadian Review of American Studies, Indiana Magazine of History, Canadian Journal of History / Annales canadiennes d'histoire, and Histoire sociale / Social History. He is currently working on the history of the civil rights movement in the United States (1850-2000).

Contact information: Nelson Ouellet, Département d'histoire et de géographie, Université de Moncton, Moncton NB, E1A 3E9, Phone: (506) 858-4059, Fax: (506) 858-4166, Email: Nelson.Ouellet@umoncton.ca


Bill Parenteau is an associate professor of history at the University of New Brunswick and editor of the journal of Atlantic region history, Acadiensis. His teaching and research are focused on the environmental and social history of the Atlantic Provinces with an emphasis on rural working people and First Nations. He recently published “A ‘Very Determined Opposition to the Law’: Conservation, Angling Leases and Social Conflict in the Canadian Atlantic Salmon Fishery, 1867-1914”, Environmental History (July, 2004). He has co-edited a new book about life and work in rural New Brunswick in the early 20th century, War on the Home Front: The Farm Diaries of Daniel MacMillan, 1914-1927 (Goose Lane Editions, 2006).

Contact information: Bill Parenteau, Department of History, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton NB, E3B 5A3, Phone: (506) 458-7426, Fax: (506) 453-5068, Email: wparent@unb.ca


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