Category: War and Society
Canada in Italy by Terry Copp

Canada in Italy by Terry Copp

Eighty Years Ago the Allied Armies invaded Italy, the so-called “soft underbelly” of Fortress Europe. What followed was twenty months of hard fighting. Canada’s Citizen Army participated in this fighting – and would go on to play a vital role in the liberation of...

Eyewitness Canada: Armed Convoy Security, West Germany, 1977

Eyewitness Canada: Armed Convoy Security, West Germany, 1977

Eyewitness Canada explores the firsthand accounts of Canadians whose perspectives were shaped by historical experience. Public and academic historians present untold stories, inviting readers to reflect on how the lessons and challenges of the past shaped the present...

Introducing the Copp Scholars Program!

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,...

Lessons from Bea Alerte and Justin Case

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...

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...