32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium

Hosted by the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada, the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held in-person at Wilfrid Laurier University on 6-7 May 2022

This page will be updated frequently. Last update: 5 May 2022.

COVID-19 Information

Masking is mandatory for this event.

Information on Wilfrid Laurier University’s COVID-19 policies, including information for visitors is available on the university’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page.

Conference Program

CLICK HERE for the full conference program [last updated 5-May].

Although we anticipate no significant changes to the proceedings, updates may be necessary due to pandemic-related disruptions.


Registration is now closed.


Headshot of Terry Copp.

Keynote Address

Jennifer Wellington, University College Dublin | (Mis) remembering? Canadian Wartime Propaganda

Jennifer Wellington is Assistant Professor of Modern History, University College Dublin. She studied English and Law at the Australian National University, and completed her PhD in History at Yale University, where her dissertation was awarded the Hans Gatzske Prize.  Her book, Exhibiting War, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. She is now investigating the broader history of war trophies from the early modern period to the present.

Headshot of Bob Bergen

Plenary Address (Virtual)

Bob Bergen | Canadian Lessons from the Kosovo War

Bob Bergen is the author of the 2019 C.P. Stacey Award winner Scattering Chaff: Canadian Air Power and Censorship during the Kosovo War (University of Calgary Press), and has previously published Censorship; the Canadian News Media and Afghanistan: A Historical Comparison with Case Studies (Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary).

Headshot of Geoffrey Hayes.

Plenary Address

Geoffrey Hayes, University of Waterloo | Crerar’s Lieutenants and the Challenge of Canadian Army Morale, 1939-1945

Geoffrey Hayes is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, and a Fellow at the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada. He is author of the 2017 C.P. Stacey Award winner Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (UBC Press).

Headshot of Terry Copp.

Closing Plenary

Terry Copp, Wilfrid Laurier University | Experience of a War: Montreal 1939-43

Drawing form a work in progress, Montreal at War 1938-1945, the author offers an account of how citizens and soldiers understood the war and their place in the events of a distant conflict. Montreal with its large English -speaking population as well as the French Canadian majority provides a unique window into the Canadian experience.

Terry Copp is Professor Emeritus at Laurier and was the founding director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, now the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada. His latest book Montreal at War 1914-1918 was published by UTP in December 2021.


Affordable on-campus accommodations are available through Hotel Laurier, with rooms from $65.

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Parking & Directions

Wilfrid Laurier University is located at 75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON.

The majority of events will take place in the Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre. Both the Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre are in the Dining Hall building, close to the main entrance off University Ave. You can find it on Laurier’s interactive map HERE.

Pay & Display Lots 20 and 4 are closest to the Paul Martin Centre and Senate & Board Chambers. Lot 10 will be closed due to construction.

Note that parking rules differ for weekdays and weekends. CLICK HERE for visitor parking information.