Dr. Duncan McDowell

Dr. Duncan McDowall is a native of Victoria, British Columbia and was educated in Canada and England. After attending Queen’s University in Kingston, where he earned an honours BA in 1972 and an MA in 1974, he completed a doctorate in history at Carleton University in Ottawa in 1978. In 1987, he became a professor of history at Carleton University. In that capacity, he has written many books and articles. His principal research interest has been in the history of business in its Canadian and international setting. His 1994 history of Canada’s largest bank, the Royal Bank of Canada – Quick to the Frontier – won the National Business Book Award, was translated into French and became a best seller.

Dr. McDowall has developed an interest in the history of Brazil and Bermuda and in 1999, Macmillan of London published his Another World: Bermuda and the Rise of Modern Tourism.