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James Kostuchuk

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James Kostuchuk
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Educator, historian.

A native of Dauphin, he completed undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Education at the University of Manitoba then became a history teacher at Portage Collegiate Institute. In 2021, he completed an MEd (instructional design) degree at the University of New Brunswick. His students have received numerous awards for local history research projects, and he has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

A frequent presenter at education events and historical meetings, he served as Councillor (2008-2010), Second Vice-President (2010-2011), First Vice-President (2011-2013), and President (2013-2014) of the Manitoba Historical Society. He chairs the City of Portage la Prairie’s Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee. In 2021, his book Historic Photographs of Portage la Prairie, 1870-1939: From Saskatchewan Trail to Royal Road received a Margaret McWilliams award.

In recognition of his community service, he received the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion (2021).

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

1000 Words: Finlay Booth and a Manitoba Mystery
Prairie History, Number 1, Winter 2020

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