TUGSA past presidents

Tri-U Co-Presidents 2022-23

University of Guelph

Jake McIvor

Jake McIvor is an MA student. He returned to Guelph after other adventures and is enrolled in the Collaborative Specialisation of Gender, Sexuality, and Bodies. His research focuses on critical masculinity studies in relation to climate change and geoengineering.

Wilfrid Laurier University

Kess Carpenter

Kess Carpenter is a PhD Candidate. They are particularly interested in social, cultural, and gender history. Their research investigates the significance of pornography in culture, and in the lives of those who consumed it, during the Cold War in North America. Kess enjoys spending time with their dog Clementine, birdwatching, antiquing, and playing guitar.

University of Waterloo

Catherine Ramey

Catherine Ramey is a PhD Candidate. She researches the gendering of the curricula in Canadian missionary schools in Angola between 1880 and 1920. In particular, she focuses on the mission stations run by the Canadian Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. Outside of academia, Catherine enjoys gardening, playing piano, and reading historical fantasy.

Tri-U Co-Presidents 2021-22

University of Guelph

Christos Floros head shot, white background

Christos Floros studies Cold War sports history at the University of Guelph. His doctoral research examines the connection between basketball successes and the cultural evolution of societies in Southeastern Europe during the late 1980s and the early 1990s. Christos enjoys travelling, watching documentaries, and playing poker. 

Wilfrid Laurier University

Michelle Johnston head shot, white background

Michelle Johnston studies 20th Century American social and cultural history at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her dissertation is about death in the history of Rock and Roll. Outside of work, she also enjoys live music, dinners with friends, and Nintendo.

University of Waterloo

Mallory Davies head shot, autumn leaves in background

Mallory Davies studies Canadian history, history of education, family and gender history at the University of Waterloo. Her doctoral research examines teen mothers’ integration into public education from the 1970s to the present in Canada. Mallory likes to crochet, read across a variety of genres, test out pie recipes, and spending time outdoors.

Tri-U Co-Presidents 2020-21

University of Guelph

Thomas Littlewood wearing jacket with bookshelf background

Thomas Littlewood studies modern Canadian history at the University of Guelph. His dissertation focuses on Canadian Commemoration of the Second World War and public history. He also loves music, knitting, and Ontario craft beer.

Wilfrid Laurier University

Paul Mansell in front of a book case

Paul Mansell studies military, medical, and early modern European history at Wilfrid Laurier University. His dissertation examines the reactions of the medical community and the Royal Navy to the worst typhus epidemic of the 18th century. His interests also include the history of technology, the past and present natural world, and kayaking.

University of Waterloo

Rebecca MacAlpine wearing hat outdoors with pink flowers beside her head

Rebecca MacAlpinestudies early modern and digital history at the University of Waterloo. Her current research engages with network and discourse analysis to understand the complex relationship between community and judicial networks in cases of gender-based violence in seventeenth-century England. She also loves reading all types of fiction, reality tv, and spending time with her golden retriever.