About

This website was created by the 2010-11 Master's Public History students at The University of Western Ontario: Sarah Bennett, Jennifer Bonder, Craig Capacchione, Joanna Dawson, Caitlin Dyer, Terran Fader, Michelle Goodridge, Adair Harper, Jennifer Nelson, Pamela Pal, Luvneet Rana, Annique Sanche, Kira Westby and Brent Wiancko. This website is dedicated to Dr. Michelle Hamilton, director of the program, for her patience, enthusiasm, and guidance.

The website presents Western's proud athletic history and those involved in it. Special thanks to Dr. Craig Boydell, Dr. Janice Forsyth, Silken Laumann, the Loaring family, Al Morrow, Dr. Mike Murphy, Dr. Angela Schneider, Dr. Ray Takahashi, Lesley Willie-Thompson, and Dr. Bob Vigars for their contributions to the project.

Without the help of Barry Arnott, Anne Daniel, and Theresa Regnier at The University of Western Ontario Archives Research and Collections Centre, this project would not have been possible.

Thanks to Helen Luckman and Mary Riezebos of the WAA for allowing us access to the WAA's organizational papers.

The JP Metras Sports Museum's display space is located in Alumni Hall at The University of Western Ontario and is open upon consultation. The museum's office and work space is located in Room 2118 of Thames Hall. A big thank you to Curator Ted Hessel for opening the collection, sharing his expertise, and providing insight to the project. We are grateful to Museum Manager Jordan Goldstein for educating us on museum practices and handling objects. To contact the curator or museum manager, please use the contact us form or telephone 519-661-2111 ext. 88854.