For over 30 years, Cornelius Jaenen, a professor at the University of Ottawa, has earned the praise of his peers for his high standards of quality, the wide variety and diversity of his interests and his unceasing contributions to his field. Through books, book chapters and articles, he has contributed to the understanding of the forces and events that shaped multiculturalism in this country. His books Friend or Foe and Les relations franco-amérindiennes en Nouvelle-France established him as the authority on relations between aboriginal people and Europeans before the 20th Century. His works and professional activities have also distinguished him as an expert in history of the church in Canada (The Role of the Church in New France) and as a leader in Canadian Ethnic studies.
Featured Awards and Recognition
- Royal Society of Canada - J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal(1994)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada(1992)