News archive - October 2013

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!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

History Society executive positions available

The History Society is looking to expand the executive team! There are position openings for a Secretary, an Editor in Chief and up to 10 spots for Editors. Applications are available on the society's website and will be accepted by email or in person at HH122. The deadline to apply is November 5th at 4pm.