Communities

This research cluster is inspired by the idea that broader political, social, economic, and cultural developments can be usefully captured and understood where people live and experience them—at the local level. Communities are more than groupings of people; they’re embedded in place, time, and distinct context.  With particular attention to the communities of the Grand River watershed, we study the multiple and overlapping experiences of race, gender, Indigenous-settler relations, immigration, religion, and work in both urban and rural contexts.  And we do so through local, place-based research, including oral history and public history, that emphasizes collaboration, exchange, and public service.

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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...

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,...

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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,...