Andrew Nurse | Mount Allison

Andrew Nurse

Associate Professor
Hart 215
Office hours
Wed 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment


Andrew Nurse teaches Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University. His key teaching areas include Canadian political-economy, regionalism, and citizenship. His scholarly work focuses on Canadian cultural history, the ethics of violence and foreign policy. He is also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning and community activism.


  • w/ Mike Fox, eds., Dynamics and Trajectories: Canada and/in North America  (Halifax: Fernwood Press, 2012).
  • w/ Raymond Blake, eds., Beyond National Dreams: Essays on Canadian Nationalism, Citizenship, and Identity (Vancouver: Fitzhenry/Whiteside, 2009).
  • w/ Owen Griffiths, "When Things Go Wrong: Responsibility and Control in a Mount Allison Classroom" in Louise Wasylkiw and Jennifer Tomes, eds., Mount Allison Teaches  (Victoria: Friesen Press, 2016), 49-64.
  • w/ Christl Verduyn, "Mixed-Practice Pedagogy and Undergraduate Teaching" in Louise Wasylkiw and Jennifer Tomes, eds., Mount Allison Teaches (Victoria: Friesen Press, 2016), 81-94.
  • "Remembering Colville: Genius and the Politics of Art History" (25 October 2017).
  • "Cultural Appropriation and the Practice of History" (27 September 2017).
  • "'In Defence of …': Historical Thinking and Cultural Appropriation" (20 June 2017).


  • Ph.D., Queen’s University
  • M.A., Queen’s University
  • B.A. (Hons), Dalhousie University


  • Cana 1001: An Introduction to the Canadian Community
  • Cana 2121: Diversity in Canada
  • Cana 2421: Canadian/American Relations
  • Cana 2431: Regionalism in Canada
  • Cana 4611: Advanced Studies on Major Canadian Issues
  • UNST 1991: An Introduction to Indigenous Studies


  • Ethics, Violence and Canadian Foreign Policy
  • Settler Religion in Atlantic Canada
  • Canadian Cultural History

Grants, awards & honours

  • Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award, 2012.
  • Paul Paré Excellence Award (Mount Allison University), 2011.
  • SAC Award for Excellence in Teaching, Mount Allison University, 2000.
  • Co-applicant, RSC Atlantic, Open Academy, Arpents, 2017 ($1500.00)
  • Co-applicant, Connections, SSHRC, New Directions in Active History, 2015 ($19,304.00).
  • PCTC, Teaching and Learning Grant, 2008, $2400.00 (Citizenship and Skill Set Transfer)
  • PCTC, Teaching and Learning Grant, 2006, $2400.00 (Academic Integrity)