Chair of the Program and Center

Michel Ducharme is the Chair of the International Canadian Studies Centre and the Program in Canadian Studies as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia.

He joined UBC in 2006. His research focuses primarily on the political and intellectual history of 19th-century Canada. He is particularly interested in the concepts of liberty and nation. He is the author of the monograph entitled Le concept de liberté au Canada à l’époque des Révolutions atlantiques, 1776-1838 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010), which won the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize awarded by the Canadian Historical Association in 2011, the Prix Lionel-Groulx/ Fondation-Yves-Saint-Germain awarded by the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française in 2011 and the Prix du Canada en sciences sociales awarded by The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2012. The English translation, The Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838, was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2014. He also co-edited two collections of essays entitled Liberalism and Hegemony: Debating the Canadian Liberal Revolution (University of Toronto Press, 2009) and Les idées en mouvement: Perspectives en histoire intellectuelle et culturelle du Canada (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2004) as well as readers in Canadian history (Oxford University Press, 2011, 2016). From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-editor of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. His current research project focuses on the ways in which the 1837-38 Lower Canadian Rebellions have been remembered and commemorated in Quebec from 1839 to 2002.