Shirley Tillotson

Professor of Canadian History (retired), Inglis Professor of University of King's College, Dalhousie University

Author of three books and numerous articles on Canadian history, Tillotson has explored from many angles the relationship between Canadians and the state in the 20th century. Her work -- on topics ranging from telegraphers to charitable fundraisers to tax collectors -- has been widely recognised for its excellence. Her new book, Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy, has been described as "An outstanding achievement that brings tax history onto a new plane."


  • –present
    Professor of Canadian History, Dalhousie University


  • 1992 
    Queen's University, Ph.D., History