This website chronicles my work as a professional historian. Here you will find published articles, summaries of completed research projects, and links to social media sites.

From 1994 to 2006 I taught undergraduate and graduate history courses in Canada and the United States. From 2003 to 2013, I was an instructor in the Officer Professional Military Education program for the Canadian Armed Forces. I currently work for Statistics Canada, and during the summer tourist season I am a tour guide and Road Scholar speaker.

My research interests chiefly relate to Atlantic Canada. My portfolio includes commissioned work for Canada Post Corporation, Parks Canada Agency, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and Nova Scotia Archives.

Coastline Custom Tours offers private tours for visitors to Halifax; my services are marketed through ToursByLocals.com

To contact me directly, please use this address: halifaxtours at outlook(dot)com

James (Jay) F. E. White, PhD
September 2022

Why Arambec?

“Arambec” (also spelled “Arembec”) is an old English word first used in the early 1500s to describe the region I live in. “Norumbega” is a variation of the same word on old maps of New England.