Brittany Luby

University of Guelph

Dr. Brittany Luby, recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research (2020), is renowned for her skill at communicating across disciplinary and cultural divides. The Canadian Historical Association has described her research as “innovative in its structure and responsive to Indigenous research methodologies.” Luby’s expertise in Indigenous methods influences her teaching. She is an award-nominated educator known for engaging undergraduate students in experiential learning projects. Luby’s traditional academic work is complemented by experience working for First Nations to produce historical reports on Treaty Rights for court use. Her commitment to sharing Indigenous issues with diverse audiences has spurred creative outputs like art installations and children’s books. The Toronto Star notes that Luby’s work for children “models how to build love and respect.”