Samantha Cutrara

With a PhD from York University in Education (2012) and a focus on meaningful learning in Canadian history education, Dr. Samantha Cutrara has become an expert in her field of teaching and learning history in both traditional and non-traditional sites of education.

As a History Education Strategist, Dr. Cutrara develops strategies, projects, and programs to help organizations and individuals teach Canadian history in interesting, meaningful, and comprehensive ways. This has been done by developing museum exhibits and related programming, writing curriculum and creating resources, leading professional development sessions for educators, and building partnerships amongst organizations and individuals.

She is currently at York University as a Curriculum Specialist in the Office of the Vice Provost Academic managing the academic innovation project (AIF): Digital Humanities and Social Sciences for Teaching & Learning. The aligned e-resource for faculty, Doing Digital Humanities and Social Sciences in Your Classroom, has been published by York University Libraries as a OER Pressbook.

Dr. Cutrara's first full-length manuscript, Imagining a New "We": Canadian history education for the 21st century, will be published by UBCPress in 2020.

Dr. Cutrara can be contacted for consulting, lectures, and resource development at