James “Jim” Mochoruk
Born at Winnipeg, son of Zane Mochoruk (?-1996) and Sheila Alberta Lennox (1926-2021), he received a BA (Honours) degree from the University of Winnipeg, and MA and PhD degrees in History from the University of Manitoba.
Since arriving at the University of North Dakota in 1993, he has taught comparative courses in Canadian and US history at the undergraduate and graduate level, a two-course series on the British Empire/Commonwealth, and graduate historiography. He has developed more courses in Canadian history, most notably one on native history. Mochoruk specializes in researching northern development in Canada and the social and labor history of western Canada. He has also examined the nature of historical writing in the “Wests” of Canada and the United States.
He was recognized as UND’s Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the year in 1998 and has been the recipient of a Faculty Research Grant from the Government of Canada, a Faculty Research Seed Money Grant from UND, and a variety of other awards and distinctions in both the United States and Canada. He has also been the author or editor of numerous publications including articles, book chapters, abstracts, monographs, and books. He is an Associate Editor of Prairie History.
He has received three Margaret McWilliams awards for his books: The People’s Co-op: The Life and Times of a North End Institution (2000), Formidable Heritage: Manitoba’s North and the Cost of Development, 1870 to 1930 (2005), and Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies (2020).
His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:
Obituary [Zane Mochoruk], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1996, page 49.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 June 2023