Garth Wilson Fellowship

The Garth Wilson Fellowship in Public History is a 2-year fellowship offered by Ingenium and Carleton University’s Department of History.

It provides a graduate student with an excellent opportunity to participate in public history projects at a national museum, gain valuable work experience in this competitive field, and have unique access to materials that contribute to a student’s research interests.

The funding will support:

  • training
  • research travel
  • conference participation
  • on-line and print publications

It will take $20,000 over 5 years to make this amazing opportunity possible. Your support towards this goal will honour Garth Wilson’s memory and support the future of studies in public history.

Garth Wilson (1960-2010) was the Curator of Transportation at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa from 1989 until 2010. He was a passionate advocate of museology with interest in public history, transportation history, and material culture. He was highly respected for the intelligence, imagination and discipline that he brought to the collecting of artifacts, writing and editing of professional and general interest publications, curating of exhibitions, and teaching of museum studies.