Margaret Angus Research Fellowship

Applications for the 2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellowship are now closed.


Each year the Margaret Angus Research Fellow is selected by the Museum from a pool of qualified applicants. The appointed Fellow spends the duration of the four-month program researching and preparing a manuscript reflecting the history of health and health care as expressed by components of the Museum's collection. Each year, usually in autumn, the paper is presented by the Fellow to an audience at the Museum, to the delight of the public and professionals alike.

View topics of current interest to the museum.

The manuscripts produced are available as research resources in the Museum. Below are the former research fellows and their projects.

2016: Natalia Mukhina "Frederick Banting, a Man of Insulin: Discovering a Human within a Hero." 

2015: Madeleine McKay "‚ÄúPrisoners or Patients?" Exploring Curative Labour in Kingston's 19th-Century Penitentiary and Asylum." 

2014: Rebecca Benson "Borrowed Remedies and Hidden Histories." 

2013: Robert Engen "Half the Battle: War and the Public Health Revolution."  View the 2013 Research Fellowship manuscript. View the 2013 Research Fellowship Evening Presentation.

2012 Diana Gore "Cultures of Birth. Midwifery in 19th- and 20th-century Ontario." View the 2012 Research Fellowship Evening Presentation.

2011 Jeff Sobil "Spare Parts: How Crippled Masculinity Got Hamstringed & Got a Leg-Up." View the 2011 Research Fellowship Evening Presention

2010 Sarah Xiao "Torture or Treatment: Electroconvulsive Therapy." View the abstract for the 2010 Fellow's manuscript. Click here to view the 2010 Research Fellowship Evening Presentation. View the 2010 Research Fellowship manuscript.

2009 Leanne Shapton "From Laboratory Instrument to Powerful Diagnostic Tool: The Impact of the Electrocardiogram on the Clinical Diagnosis of Heart Disease, 1900-1970. View the abstract for the 2009 Fellow's manuscript.   Click here to view the 2009 Research Fellowship Evening Presentation. View the 2009 Research Fellowship manuscript

2008 Andrea Melvin "Badges of Honour or Devices of Control?: Uniforms at Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1930-1970." View the abstract for this manuscript. Click here to view the Research Fellowing Evening Presentation. View the 2008 Reaearch Fellowship manuscript.

2007 Andrea Terry "The Malleability of Wax and Meaning: Marjorie Winslow and Twentieth-Century Moulage Production in Canada." View our Cabinet of Curiosities exhibit on moulage, visit the exhibit on moulage in the museum, and view the abstract for this manuscriptView the 2007 Research Fellowship manuscript.

2006 Jennifer Lem "Dr. John G. Fitzgerald: Canada's Public Health Care Visionary." View the 2006 Research Fellowship manuscript.

2005 Christopher Webb "Protecting our Privates; Military Health Education and the VD Epidemic."  View the abstract for this manuscript. View the 2005 Research Fellowship manuscript.

2004 Jennifer Walker "'A Blessing to the Neighbourhood at Large': Dr. Kenneth Fenwick and late 19th-Century Surgery." Download our mobile app Transformation of the Kingston General Hospital or take our self-guided tour The Astonishing Past of KGH and see the late-Victorian operating amphitheatre that Fenwick pushed for and in which he received his fatal infection! View the 2004 Research Fellowship manuscript.

2003 Phaedra Livingstone "Snake Oil and Mothers' Milk: The representation of woman in Victorian patent medicine advertising trade cards." View the abstract for this manuscript; view our online exhibit on trade cards. View the 2003 Research Fellowship manuscript.

2002 Lauren Furness "Confining for Cure: A History of the Early Sanatorium Era in the Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Ontario: 1896 - 1918". Visit the KGH Hall of Honour to view our related exhibit Fighting the White Plague: The Battle Against TuberculosisView the 2002 Research Fellowship manuscript.

2001 Viviane Paquin "Plants in the Development of Modern Medicine". Visit our related online exhibit  the Healing Power of PlantsView the 2001 Research Fellowship manuscript. 

2000 David Kasserra "The History of the No.7 Canadian General Hospital" View the 2000 Research Fellowship manuscript.

1999 Daniel Sipes "The History of Prosthetic Joint Replacement". Visit the related gallery in the museum, or our online exhibit Joint Replacement. View the 1999 Research Fellowship manuscript.

1998 Daniel Sipes "Development of the Cardiopulmonary By-Pass Machine". View a summary of our past exhibit on this topic. View the 1998 Research Fellowship manuscript. 

1997 Elaine Berman "Beyond Ether - 150 Years of Anaesthesia". Come for a tour in the KGH Hall of Honour that includes the related exhibit