Skip to content

From the archives

Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Heather MacDougall

Heather MacDougall, a professor at the University of Waterloo, is an expert in Canadian public health history. Her recent project, “Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada, 1914–2007”, is an overview of health policy. She is currently examining vaccine resistance in Ontario between 1850 and the present.

Articles by
Heather MacDougall

Pandemic Politics

How the Spanish flu changed our approach to public health September 2012
When Canadians contemplate the potential for another pandemic after experiencing severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003 and novel H1N1 influenza in 2009, they generally turn to the Public Health Agency of Canada website for information about the most effective ways to protect themselves and their families. But why do we expect the federal government to provide this information and to coordinate a national pandemic…