Civil Engineering instructor awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Writing

Ruth Derksen, senior instructor in the Dept. of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Award for Historical Writing. Derksen’s book Daughters in the City chronicles the stories of young refugee Mennonite women who worked as domestic servants in Vancouver from the 1930s to the 1960s.

The award will be presented to Derksen on June 7 by Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Judith Guichon during the B.C. Historical Federation Annual Conference. Click here for more information.