Recent Work

Upcoming Work

Where to Find Me

Cutrara, Samantha. (June 20, 2019). Remembering (for) the Future. Commemorating Canada: The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada at 100. Parks Canada. Ottawa, ON.

Cutrara, Samantha. (July 5, 2019). Meaningful Learning in Ontario History Education: Connecting students’ complexity with curriculum in a precarious 21st century world. L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History’s event “Doing History in Precarious Times.” McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Cutrara, Samantha and Anna St. Onge. (July 31-August 1, 2019). Cultivating a Shared Community of Practice: Intra-campus collaboration to encourage adoption of DHSS. Workshop to be presented at the Digital Pedagogy Institute annual conference. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Recent Work

Recent Conferences

Cutrara, Samantha. (May 2019). Black Youth and the Culture of Resistance in a Canadian History Classroom. Youngsters conference. Toronto, Ontario.

---. (April 2019). Accountable to the Past, Accountable for the Present: A theoretical discussion related to the Canadian history curriculum. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. Toronto, Ontario.

---. (April 2019). Students’ desires for connected, complex national histories: Developing a new “we” – A view from Canada. American Educational Research Association. Toronto, Ontario.

Recent Publications

Cutrara, Samantha. (March 2018). The Settler Grammar of Canadian History Curriculum; Or why the Historical Thinking approach is unable able to respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action. Canadian Journal of Education, 41(1), 250-275.

---. (2019). Afterward: Beyond the beyond. Beyond The Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History.

---. (2019, March 11). The Significance of Women in the Ontario History Curriculum: The Findings of an Undergrad.

---. (2019, February 4). What Black History Month Can Teach the Rest of the Year.

Recent Updates

June 2019

Since January of this year, I’ve been working with the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning at York University on innovative Experiential Education curriculum. Of particular interest are the questions related to equity and access of EE opportunities for students who work part- (and full-) time along with their full-time studies.

I’ve also been continuing my work as a Curriculum Specialist in the Office of the Vice Provost Academic, York University, assisting departments and faculties with revisioning their curriculum to be more student-centric and learning objectives focused.

On June 19, I have the honour to close the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada symposium, "Commemorating Canada: The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada at 100" by sharing my thoughts on innovating commemoration in Canada for the next 100 years. You can RSVP to attend in person or online.

On July 5, I’ll also be talking at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University about teaching history, meaningfully, in "precarious times." Visit their website for more information.


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