Welcome to the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), which has become one of Canada’s largest military history research centres since its founding in the early 1990s by Terry Copp and Marc Kilgour, is now expanding to become the Laurier Centre...

Off the Cuff, with Meredith Legace

Meredith Legace is a third year Honours student in History at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has worked with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada for the last three years, and originally started as a volunteer working on the Through Veterans’ Eyes project under...

The President of the United Nations General Assembly: Making A Difference in Global Governance?

UN Photo/Manuel Elias              The individuals elected as President of the General Assembly (PGA) of the United Nations over the past seventy-five years generally have been leading political figures in their own countries as foreign or defence ministers, or even...

Register now for the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium!

Registration is now open for the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium, 6-7 May 2022.

Canada and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

A Policy History By Chris Anderson A Rohingya family wades through water crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold, [Collected from UNHCR Joint Statement on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis] The arrival in Canada of thousands of Syrian refugees...

Students Catalog Information on KW’s Cold War Bunker

The main conference room in the 'Diefenbunker,' the federal government's nuclear shelter. Bunkers like this and the one in Freeport were designed to preserve a government's ability to operate during a nuclear attack. [Z22, Original, CC BY-SA 3.0] In the mid 1960s,...

Introducing the Copp Scholars Program!

One of the flagship initiatives of the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada is the Copp Scholars Program. Named after one of its founding directors—Terry Copp—and in the spirit of his commitment to cultivating research and learning opportunities for his students,...

Ring Around the Maple

Settler Childhoods in English Canada, 1850 to 1975 By Cynthia Comacchio Children play on the streets in “The Ward,” a predominantly immigrant working-class neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, 1911 [City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 8029] My current project,...

Lessons from Bea Alerte and Justin Case

Visual communication and Canadian Cold War propaganda posters By Sara Matthews Animating the Archive: Cold War Civil Defence and Public Pedagogy, is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project between Wilfrid Laurier University and The Diefenbunker: Canada’s...

Special Issue on the Battle of Hong Kong

Arrival of Canadian Brigade in Hong Kong, 16 November 1941. For its fall 2021 issue, Canadian Military History has published a special issue to commemorate the Battle of Hong Kong's eighteenth anniversary. This issue explores various aspects of the battle, its...

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Off the Cuff, with Meredith Legace

Meredith Legace is a third year Honours student in History at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has worked with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada for the last three years, and originally started as a volunteer working on the Through Veterans’ Eyes project under...

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