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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
Lieutenant
Governor's
History
Award

MHS Fundraising Dinner
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Giles Bugailiskis

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Giles Bugailiskis
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Historian.

He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Canadian History and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Manitoba. Over a period of 28 years, he was the City of Winnipeg’s Senior Planner for Heritage. He is currently a currently a heritage conservation advisor (Historyworks).

Giles has always been passionate about art history and came across Charles Henry Wheeler while writing a paper for an Art History course at University of Winnipeg in 1982. The paper on Wheeler’s design of Holy Trinity Church in Winnipeg’s downtown gave him a Margaret McWilliams Award from the Manitoba Historical Society. Under Professor Jack Bumsted’s guidance Giles completed his Master’s thesis looking at aspects of building schools in Winnipeg from 1871 to 1928, for which he received another McWilliams award in 1993.

He has also been a contributor to the University of Toronto’s Dictionary of Canadian Biography, which published a summary of Charles Wheeler’s career. In recognition of his service to Canada’s heritage community, he received a Special President’s Award from Heritage Winnipeg and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Architectural Legacy of Charles H. Wheeler
Manitoba History, Number 54, February 2007

Greetings from Winnipeg: Views of a Changing City
Manitoba History, Number 55, June 2007

Visionaries and Risk-Takers: The First Hundred Years of the Fort Garry Hotel
Manitoba History, Number 73, Autumn 2013

Page revised: 27 October 2013

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