Category: LCSC
Quebec in the World History of Democracy, 1600-1840

Quebec in the World History of Democracy, 1600-1840

In this article, Allan Greer invites a re-evaluation of Quebec as a pioneer of democracy, challenging conventional narratives of societal progress and contributing to the global struggle for representation and equality. The globalization of Quebec's history is...

The Chancellors’ Challenge: An Introduction

The Chancellors’ Challenge: An Introduction

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: The Green Transition

Chancellors’ Challenge: The Green Transition

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: Interprovincial Trade Barriers

Chancellors’ Challenge: Interprovincial Trade Barriers

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: Defence Spending

Chancellors’ Challenge: Defence Spending

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Dibaajimowin, Stories from this Land

Dibaajimowin, Stories from this Land

The main exhibition space for Dibaajimowin, showing the digital projections taken from Dewdney’s murals and repurposed to tell other stories of Indigenous resiliency and continuities in the Waterloo region. Curator Emma Rain Smith (L) and artist Alanah Jewell (R) are...

Off the Cuff, with Alicia Koepke

Off the Cuff, with Alicia Koepke

Alicia Koepke is a fourth-year History and Medieval & Medievalism Studies major with a minor in English hoping to do an MA in history in the future. She has worked as a Copp Scholar student research assistant at LCSC since October 2022, and has enjoyed learning a...

Off the Cuff, with Alyssa Firth

Off the Cuff, with Alyssa Firth

Alyssa Firth is a third-year Honours History major and a Copp Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Canada working as a research assistant for Tim Cook. Along with their work at LCSC Alyssa is currently the co-President of the History Students’ Association, where...

Off the Cuff, with Callie Hernandez

Off the Cuff, with Callie Hernandez

Callie Hernandez is a fourth-year history major with a double minor in North American Studies and Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Laurier’s Waterloo campus. Callie is passionate about Canadian history and the preservation and conservation of heritage sites and...

Armed Convoy Security, West Germany, 1977

Armed Convoy Security, West Germany, 1977

Our main exercise was over for another year. The battalion was stumbling around like a bunch of zombies. All we wanted now was to flop down somewhere, anywhere, and wait for the trains to take us back to our base. Our Sergeant came up and told us. “You two are going...

Off the Cuff, with Quinn Downton

Off the Cuff, with Quinn Downton

Quinn Downton is a history student in his final year of his undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. In the fall, he is beginning his Master of Arts in History, writing a research paper on the transformation of the asylum in late Victorian Britain through...

Off the Cuff, with Megan Hamilton

Off the Cuff, with Megan Hamilton

Originally from Vernon, BC, Megan Hamilton is a social historian of twentieth century Canada. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honours in History from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she was a Research Assistant at the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada (LCSC). She is...

Off the Cuff, with Quinn Downton

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...

Canada and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Canada and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

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 since 2015 serves as a very public...

Lessons from Bea Alerte and Justin Case

Lessons from Bea Alerte and Justin Case

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 Cold War Museum. The project aims to shed light on an unexplored aspect of...

A Precious Opportunity

A Precious Opportunity

A draft of servicemen arrives at a Repatriation Depot, the first step in the long journey home. [LAC ZK-996]A version of this piece was delivered at Wilfrid Laurier University's 2021 Remembrance Day Ceremony, organized by the History Student's Association.THIS...

Great Battles in History: The Battle of Agincourt

Great Battles in History: The Battle of Agincourt

The first five parts of an all-new episode of Professor Darryl Dee’s Great Battles in History podcast has been released. In previous episodes, Professor Dee examined the Battle of Thermopylae and its legacy, followed by the bloody Battle of...