October 1 2, 2010




Dundurn Press receives prize from

McMaster University


Hamilton, Ont. October 12, 2010The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University has awarded Dundurn Press its inaugural prize of $10,000 to support the publication of books devoted to Canadian history.

The Wilson Prize will be officially presented on October 27 during an evening reception at the University.

Dundurn Press is being recognized for its long and distinguished career of publishing popular works of Canadian history.

Founded in 1972 by Kirk Howard, the Dundurn Press has published a distinguished collection of biographies, natural histories, art histories, and books about Canadian military, political, and social history. Its list of more than 1,650 titles has reaped numerous awards for its authors such as the Governor General’s Award, the Toronto Book Award, the City of Ottawa Award, and the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography.

The Wilson Prize is named after L.R. (Red) Wilson, a major supporter of Canadian history through Historica, which he co-founded. He also funded the Wilson Institute for Canadian History and the L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History. Wilson is the chancellor of McMaster University.


For more information, please contact:


Jane Christmas

Manager, Public & Media Relations

McMaster University

905-525-9140 ext. 27988




Michelle Donovan

Public Relations Manager: Broadcast Media

McMaster University

905-525-9140 ext. 22869