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George Sheppard

George Sheppard

Associate Professor

School of Education
, Education Building Sudbury Campus


Dr. Sheppard taught History at Nipissing, McMaster, and Laurentian universities and was also an IB instructor for both Theory of Knowledge and History at Upper Canada College.  From 2004 to 2020 George was a member of the School of Education at Laurentian, where he taught History, Social Studies, Education and Schooling, the preparation course for the Initial Practicum, and Human Kinetics activity courses.  He also helped coach the Voyageur men’s lacrosse team since its inception, and was the faculty advisor for the Voyageur Strength Club. Following a two-year period as Associate Dean for the faculties of Health and Education from 2014 until 2016, he returned as Director of the English-language School of Education from July 2017 to July 2019 (a position that he occupied first in 2010). He became professor emeritus in 2020.



Dr. Sheppard's current research areas include the activities of the Algonquin regiment in World War II, corporal punishment in Canadian schools, as well as early teaching/employment experiences of B.Ed. graduates.  



  •             Ontario Graduate Scholarships/SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

  •             McMaster Student Union Teaching Award Humanities Winner

  •             McMaster Student Union Teaching Award Overall Winner 

  •             Department of National Defence Postdoctoral Fellowship in Military History                             

  •             Ministry of Education, Knowledge Networking KNAER Grants 

  •             HECQO, Opportunities to Innovate Fund