The J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal was established in 1927 and was endowed by Joseph Burr Tyrrell (1858-1957), FRSC, a geologist, geographer, explorer, engineer and amateur historian, for the furtherance of the knowledge of the history of Canada.
The medal is awarded for outstanding work in the history of Canada. The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.
The selection committee consists of six Fellows: three from the Academy of the Arts and Humanities and three from the Academy of Social Sciences. Each committee member is appointed for four years (two awards) and the senior committee member, by rotation, shall act as Chair.
2010 : for outstanding work in history of Canada.
Robert Bothwell, Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto