Jack Granatstein appointed to editorial board of the Fraser Institute

Jack Granatstein, Distinguished Research Professor of History Emeritus at York University, has been appointed as a member of the editorial advisory board of The Fraser Institute. The appointment was announced yesterday, Aug. 29. Granatstein is one of 12 new members appointed by the institute.

Right: Jack Granatstein

The editorial advisory board of The Fraser Institute was established at the institute’s inception in 1974 and has included some of the most important economists of all time including founding members Friedrich Hayek (Nobel Laureate), James Buchanan (Nobel Laureate), George Stigler (Nobel Laureate), Alan Walters (Margaret Thatcher’s chief economic adviser during her tenure as prime minister of England) and Canada’s most prolific economists Harry G. Johnson, Herbert Grubel, Richard Lipsey and Thomas Courchene. The editorial advisory board acts as the final arbiter in the institute’s peer review process.

“The editorial advisory board is the ultimate source of authority regarding whether a study should be published by the institute. It is a crucially important component of the institute’s structure,” said Mark Mullins, the institute’s executive director designate.

More about Jack Granatstein

Granatstein is a prolific and renowned Canadian historian who specializes in political and military history. Born in Toronto, Granatstein served with the Canadian Army 1956-1966 and was an historian for the Directorate of History at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from 1964 to 1966. He taught at York University between 1966 and 1996 where he is Distinguished Research Professor of History Emeritus. From 1998 to 2001 he was director of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Granatstein has been a passionate and outspoken defender of traditional narrative history in lectures, books, print and broadcast media. He is the author of over 60 books, including Who Killed Canadian History?, Yankee Go Home?, and Victory 1945 (with Desmond Morton). His book The Generals won the J.W. Dafoe Prize and the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography.

The Royal Society of Canada appointed him a Fellow in 1982 and awarded him the J.B. Tyrrell Historical Gold Medal (1992) for “outstanding work in the history of Canada”. In 1996, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute named him winner of the Vimy Award. In 1997, he received the Order of Canada.

Established in 1974, The Fraser Institute is an independent public policy organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. For more information, visit The Fraser Institute Web site.