News archive - 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Donald Rumsfeld hasn’t learned a damn thing

Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld hasn’t learned a damn thing: Bush’s unrepentant defense secretary and the dark art of B.S.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

uWaterloo History professor contender for John W. Dafoe Book Prize

Whitney Lackenbauer

From an excellent field of 46 entries, five books drawn from across Canada made the shortlist for the 2014 John W. Dafoe Book Prize, including The Canadian Rangers: A Living History, by uWaterloo History professor Whitney Lackenbauer.

Friday, March 21, 2014

History Society call for nominations

2013 History Society

Are you interested in being part of the greatest undergraduate society on campus? Now is your time to get involved!

The History Society is accepting nominations for next year’s team. Nominations can be made between March 20 and March 28 via Erin Campbell.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

History student's photography project on display in Dana Porter library

Heather MacDonald & Kate Peters

Heather MacDonald's exhibit examines the identities and relationships of working class women in Canada from the 1930s to the 1950s. Heather created these images to tell a story about the experiences of two women during this period. 

In Her Shoes: Working Women in Canada from 1930-1950

A Photographic Interpretation

Monday, March 10, 2014

BA History ’64 alumnae pens her own perfect obituary

Remarkable woman pens her own perfect obituary

Halla Piekarski, a History grad from 1964, wrote an autobiography and also her own obituary. Storytelling is how Halla catalogued her life, made order of it and discerned what truly mattered. .

I think words are sacred things, not to be taken lightly. My obituary must be done right.  

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