News archive - 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Understanding Indigenous heritage sites: Susan Roy’s SSHRC Partnership Development project

Musqueam First Nation protesting for the preservation of the ancient Marpole Village burial site

Musqueam First Nation protesting for the preservation of the ancient Marpole Village burial site. Credit: Sharon Stogan.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jim Blight and janet Lang uncover the JFK we don't know

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John F. Kennedy’s steely backbone for waging peace

Waterloo-Balsillie School historians say JFK angered his hawkish advisers and resisted going to war at least six times during the Cold War.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Professor Hayes discusses Remembrance Day and multiculturalism on CBC Radio

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Multiculturalism changing Remembrance Day in Waterloo Region

History professor Dr. Geoff Hayes shared his thoughts about Remembrance Day on CBC Radio's Morning Edition today.  

Dr. Hayes says Remembrance Day continues to change because society continues to change and become more multicultural. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Heroes & Identity: UW History undergrad dissects the 1812 celebrations

In her paper, "Heroes and Identity: Two Hundred Years in the Making," Heather MacDonald discusses how the Canadian government used the anniversary of the War of 1812 as a federal initiative to unite Canadians.

Heather examines how the commemorative events utilized antiquated heroes, including Sir Isaac Brock, Charles de Salaberry, Tecumseh and Laura Secord, to bring Canadians together, which ultimately proved unsuccessful. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

History alumni group launched on LinkedIn

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Connect with fellow alumni on our LinkedIn University of Waterloo History Alumni group. Share your stories, let us know where you are and what you are doing with your History degree!