canadian history

canadian history

Fr. Jacques Monet, SJ - Witness

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Fr. Jacques Monet, S.J., native of Saint-Jean, Quebec, entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1966. He received a Ph.D. in history, from the University of Toronto, in 1964. He is one of Canada's leading historians. Fr. Monet taught at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Loyola College in Montreal, the University of Toronto, and from 1969 to 1982, at the University of Ottawa. In 1982 he was installed as President of Regis College, at the University of Toronto. Fr. Monet’s studies focused on Canadian History and Church History and he has authored numerous scholarly articles in both English and French, and contributed entries into the dictionary of Canadian Biography and the Encyclopedia Britannica. Fr. Monet has also been an on-camera narrator for several CBC Television programs, as well as authoring sixteen lectures on the lives of Canada's Prime Ministers. Fr. Monet's many honours include Her Majesty's Jubilee Gold Medal (1977), the Governor General's Gold Medal (1978), and the Centenary Medal of the Royal Society of Canada (1982). He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1978.