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
George Sheppard and Serge Demers, “Challenge and Change: Initial Teacher Education at Laurentian University,” in Diana Petrarca and Julian Kitchen, (Eds.), Initial Teacher Education in Ontario: The First Year of Four-Semester Teacher Education Programs, Calgary: CATE, 2017, pp. 107-125. http://cate-acfe.ca/polygraph-book-series/?
Sheppard, George and Line Tremblay, (Eds.) for the peer-reviewed e-book of symposium proceedings, Diversity in Research - La diversité dans la recherche - Nooch Gegoo Ndagkendma-daa 2015 Sudbury: Laurentian, 2016. https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/dspace/handle/10219/2570.
Preparing Bachelor of Education Candidates to Teach in Ontario's Northern, Remote, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities, (with P. Danyluk), Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2015. http://www.heqco.ca/en-ca/Research/ResPub/Pages/Preparing-Bachelor-of-Education-Candidates-to-Teach-in-Ontario’s-Northern-Remote-First-Nations-Métis-and-Inuit-Communities.aspx
"Early teaching experiences in northern, remote, or First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities" (with P. Danyluk) in L. Thomas & M. Hirschkorn, (Eds.), Change and progress in Canadian teacher education: Research on recent innovations in teacher preparation in Canada, Calgary: CATE, 2015, pp. 217-50. https:// scee.ca/docs/CATE_Change_and_progress_in_Canadian_teacher_education_Final.pdf.
- "Concurrent Education and Transition to Teaching: The Laurentian Experience 2007-14, " (with P. Danyluk), in E-book Creating Circles of Hope in Teacher Education, Sudbury: Laurentian, 2014, pp. 37-51. https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/dspace/bitstream/10219/2185/3/circles%20of%20hope%20e-book.pdf
'Wants and Privations' Women and the War of 1812 in Upper Canada," Histoire sociale-Social History, (1995), 159-79. http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/hssh/article/viewFile/36806/33456179
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"Deeds Speak: Militiamen, Medals, and the Invented Traditions of 1812," Ontario History, 83 (1990), 207-32.
"God Save the Green: Fenianism and Fellowship in Victorian Ontario," Histoire sociale-Social History, (1987), 129-44. http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/hssh/article/viewFile/37539/34061
More than one dozen entries for the , , and the.
More than four dozen book reviews (1986-2017) for , , , , and the
A variety of publications in popular journals including The Beaver: Exploring Canada's History and Old Times.