Gerhard John Ens

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Gerhard John Ens
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Born at Altona in 1954, son of Gerhard Ens and Anni Niebuhr (1923-2015), he was educated at the Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna, graduating in 1973. After receiving BA and MA degrees from the University of Manitoba, in 1989 he completed a PhD degree in Canadian and American history from the University of Alberta. He later worked as a historian at Brandon University before being appointed a professor of history at the University of Alberta.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Métis Lands in Manitoba
Manitoba History, Number 5, Spring 1983

E. E. Rich, Hudson’s Bay Company, and the British Empire
Prairie History, Number 2, Summer 2020


“Die Schule Muss Sein,” A History of the Mennonite Collegiate Institute by Gerhard J. Ens, Gretna: Mennonite Collegiate Institute, 1990.

Obituary [Anni Ens], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2020