The Canadian Business History Workshops have become a regular meeting of the network of Canadian scholars working on varied aspects of business history, and new participants are welcomed!

The fall 2014 workshop will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University on Friday November 14th in the Ernst & Yonge Boardroom (Room 3220 in the School of Business and Economics Building).

The workshop will commence with a lunch, kindly offered by the Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics, and the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts.

An emphasis will placed on teaching business history. Information is being compiled on existing programs in Canada, and this workshop aims to contribute to the sharing of ideas and resources, and the promotion of the field as a teaching area. A survey is available below to facilitate this process at the conference:

The information gained from this survey will be distributed and presented at the workshop.

The schedule of the Canadian Business History Workshop is:

12:00-12:45 pm   LUNCH

12.45-1.45 pm     Keith Neilson (Royal Military College), “The Imperial Munitions Board (IMB) in the First World War”

1.45-2.00 pm     COFFEE BREAK

2.00-3.00        Mark Sholdice (University of Guelph), “The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario and Conservation Debates in the United States, 1911-1921”

3:00-4:00    Teaching Business History, Matthias Kipping (Schulich School of Business, York University), Joe Martin (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), David Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University)

To facilitate planning, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to David Smith ( by November 1st, 2014. Early notice would be appreciated.