Author: Tri-University

Campbell-Miller, Jill (2014) – “The Mind of Modernity: Canadian Bilateral Foreign Assistance to India, 1950-60”

Kirkby, Ryan (2014) – “Men against Power: Antistatism, Grassroots Organizing, and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War”

Crossen, Jonathan (2014) – “Decolonization, Indigenous Internationalism, and the World Council of Indigenous Peoples”

Peter Farrugia

Conference Registration


“‘In Small and Large Things Remembered’: Material Culture and History”

9 March 2019

University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East

Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Tri-U Conference registration:


Please join us for the 2019 annual Tri-University History Conference to be held on 9 March 2019 at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario. This year’s theme is “‘In Small and Large Things Remembered’: Material Culture and History”.


Whether medieval illustrated manuscripts, Manet’s paint box, statuary, or everyday items of the home, material objects have shaped and have had a tremendous influence on history. Physical objects, resources, and spaces reveal a great deal about the time in which they were useful and how people defined their culture. “‘In Small and Large Things Remembered’” invites graduate students and scholars to tell the stories of objects that have been uncovered through their research. The Tri-University History Conference welcomes submissions over a broad area of studies and time periods on the impact of material culture on history.


The organizers consider ‘material culture’ in its broadest definition and are interested in submissions examining (but not limited to) the following:

Business Shopping
Craft Museums/exhibitions
Mementos Memorials
Architecture Music
Art Colour
Repatriation of Indigenous artefacts Photography
Technology Archives
The book Objects
War symbols (e.g. poppy, medals, etc.) Furniture


Ian Milligan

John Galt Roundtable

The Centre for Scottish Studies presents the John Galt Roundtable

Exploring the life and contributions of John Galt, Scottish novelist, founder of Guelph, and from 1826 to 1829, the first Commissioner of the Canada Company.

5 April 2012

OAC Boardroom (room 104) Johnston Hall, University of Guelph
Admission Free – All are welcome

10.00 Welcome Graeme Morton, Scottish Studies Foundation Chair

10.15 Robert Lee, diplomat, historian, and author, “Was the 1829 Termination of John Galt by Canada Company Management, After Two and a Half Years as the Company’s First Commissioner in Canada, Justified?” Lee is also the author of The Canada Company and the Huron Tract – Personalities, Profits and Politics – 1826-1853.

11.00 Tim Sauer, former librarian at the University of Guelph McLaughlin Library, “Annals of Glenfell, the Majolo, and the Spaewife: Building the University of Guelph’s John Galt Collection”

11.30 Break

11.40 Kathryn Harvey, Head of Archives and Special Collections, McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph, “John Galt in a Binary World; or, ‘Essays’ in Digitization”

12.10 Lunch, Book Sales,

12.45: A Proposal to Publish the John Galt Roundtable

1.00 Cairns Craig, Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen, “John Galt and the Accidents of Empire: history, space and the narrative of unintended consequences.” Professor Craig’s participation is possible through the generous support of the Saint Andrews Society of Toronto.

1.50 Suzanne Evans, a descendant of Galt, “Tipping my Hat to John Galt, my Ancestral

2.10 Gil Stelter, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Guelph, “In Search of the Real John Galt: Galt and the Character of Communities”

3.00 Close

More Information

Annual Grand River Canoe Trip

Each year, TUGSA organizes its annual canoe trip on the Grand River. The 2-hour trip is a great way to get to know new and old graduate students, faculty and administrative staff. The friendships you make will help you throughout your progam and into the future.

Tri-University students, faculty and staff with canoes

In the past, the cost of the trip has been subsidized with funds from TUGSA and the Tri-University Program Administration, making it very affordable for everyone. Canoeing the Grand provides us with comfortable canoes, paddles and life vests necessary to enjoy the calm, quiet waters and bucolic surroundings of the Grand River.

Whether you’re new to the program or not, we invite you to join us in April for a great day on the river.

Event date for 2015-16: April, 2016 – Further details, including an exact date, will be posted in the Winter Term.

Smith, Edward (1999) – “The Dialectics of Faith: Laity, Clergy, and Church Life in Three Hamilton Anglican Parishes, 1880-1914”

Calnan, James (1999) – “‘A Home Not Made With Hands’: National Voluntary Associations And Local Community In Prince Edward County, Ontario, At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century”

Scott, Katherine (2010) – “Modernity’s in the Pudding: Towards an Understanding of Women’s Material Contributions and Responses to Modern Domestic Ideals and Practices in the Ottawa Valley”

Rosenfeld, Jean (2008) – “‘A Noble House in the City’: Domestic Architecture as Elite Signification in 19th Century Hamilton”

Walsh, John (2001) – “Landscapes of Longing: Colonization and the Problem of State Formation in the Canadian West”

McLean, Scott (1998) – “Literature to Instruct, Amuse and Entertain: The Cheap Literature Movement in Scotland, 1768-1845”

Hinson, Andrew (2010) – “Urban Scots: Toronto’s Scottish Community and Identity in the Hebrides, 1793-1843”

Gies, Kris (2010) – “Amateur Soldiering in Industrial Britain: The Early Territorial Force in Glasgow, 1908-1914”

Moir, Scott (2002) – “‘Some Godlie, Wyse And Vertious Gentilmen’: The Jusice Of The Peace, Community And State Formation In Scotland, 1587-1660”

Falconer, Rob (2005) – “Community, Conflict And Control: The Burgh Of Aberdeen, c.1542-c.1603”

Nugent, Janay (2004) – “Marriage Matters: Evidence from the Kirk Session Records of Scotland, c. 1560-1650”

Fallon, Michael (2000) – “People of the Covenant: Dutch Reformed Immigration into Canada after World War I”

O’Shea, Christopher (2003) – “Vision of Masculinity: Home-Health Advice Literature, Medical Discourse and Male Sexuality in English Canada, 1870-1914”

Gorrie, Richard (2000) – “Gentle Riots?: Theatre Riots in London, 1730-1780”

Scott, Katherine (2010) – “Modernity’s in the Pudding: Towards an Understanding of Women’s Material Contributions and Responses to Modern Domestic Ideals and Practices in the Ottawa Valley”

Sanmiya, Inge Vibeke (2002) – “A spirit of enterprise: The Western Fair Association, London, Ontario: 1867-1947”

Wakelam, Randall Thomas (2006) – “Operational research in RAF Bomber Command, 1941-1945 (Britain)”

Wood, James A. (2007) – “The Sense of Duty: Canadian Ideas of the Citizen Soldier, 1896-1917”

Sager, Jason (2008) – “Devotion and the political: Sermon and devotional literature in the reigns of Henri IV and Louis XIII, 1598-1643”

Caravaggio, Angelo N. (2009) – “Commanding the Green Line: A Caset Study of Division Command in the Second World War”

Quirk, Laura (2007) – “The Thompsons’ town: Family, industry, and material culture in Indiana, Ontario 1830-1900”

Connor, Steven (2007) – “Golden Pheasants and Eastern Kings: The German Civil Administration in the Occupied Soviet Union, 1941-44”

Smith, Barbara (2008) – “The Rules of Engagement: German Women and British Occupiers, 1945-49”

Priestman, Karen (2009) – “Illusion of coexistence: The Waldorf schools in the Third Reich, 1933-1941”

Leddy, Lianne C. (2011) – “Cold War colonialism: The Serpent River First Nation and uranium mining, 1953-1988”

Sheffield, Robert Scott (2000) – “Winning the war, winning the peace: The image of the ‘Indian’ in English-Canada, 1930-1948”

Miller, Ian Hugh Maclean (2000) – “‘Our glory and our grief’: Toronto and the Great War (Ontario)”

Briggs, Catherine (2001) – “Fighting for women’s equality, the federal Women’s Bureau, 1945-1967 : an example of early state feminism in Canada”

Bunch, Matthew James (2007) – “All Roads Lead to Rome: Canada, the Freedom From Hunger Campaign, and the Rise of NGOs, 1960-1980”

Churchill, Jason L (2006) – “The Limits to Influence: The Club of Rome and Canada, 1968 to 1988”

Rose, Kathryn Elizabeth (2012) – “The Long Reach of War: Canadian Records Management and the Public Archives”

Hatton, Nathan (2012) – “Grappling on the Grain Belt: Wrestling in Manitoba to 1931”

Tivy, Mary (2006) – “The Local History Museum in Ontario 1851-1985: An Intellectual History”

Bondy, Renée D. (2007) – “Roman Catholic Women Religious and Organizational Reform in English Canada: The Ursuline and Holy Names Sisters in the Diocese of London, Ontario, 1950-1970”

Nicholas, Jane (2007) – “Catching the Public Eye: The Body, Space, and Social Order in 1920s Canadian Visual Culture”

Volunteer at the CHA

CHA Annual Meeting

The organizers of the Canadian Historical Association’s Annual Meeting would like to encourage all Tri-University students to come out on May 28-30, 2012, and help make sure the conference runs smoothly.

You can register as a volunteer in a number of roles at the Congress 2012 Volunteer Page. Just fill out the registration form and mention in the comments that you’d like to help with the CHA meeting.

Tri-University History Conference 2013

New Approaches to History

March 23, 2013
Best Western Hotel
716 Gordon Street, Guelph (map)

Tri-University History Conference 2013 Poster

The Tri-University Conference is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to get to know each other, to share ideas, and debate the latest developments in our field. This year, the Tri-University conference will take place at the Best Western Hotel in Guelph.

The theme is “New Approaches to History” and to this end, we are featuring a keynote panel with three fantastic historians from the Tri-University.

Ian Milligan, a recent hire at the University of Waterloo, who writes on youth and labour in the 1960s, and new digital technologies, will give a paper on “Preparing for the Infinite Archive: Social Historians and the Looming Digital Deluge.”

Amy Milne-Smith, the author of London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in late-Victoria Britain (2011) will be speak on “Queensberry’s Misrule: Exploring honour, duty, and the gentleman in late-Victorian Britain.”

Norman Smith, the author of Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation (2007) will speak on “Sources, Souses and the Writing of Manchurian History.”

Final Conference Program

Greaves, Laura (2013) – “‘Concerned not only with relief’: UNRRA’s work rehabilitating the Displaced Persons in the American zone of occupation in Germany, 1945-1947”

From Alba to Aotearoa: A précis of a profile of New Zealand’s Scots, 1840-1920

Speaker: Dr Rebecca Lenihan, Post-
Doctoral Fellow in the Department of
History at the University of Guelph
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
2:30 to 3:30 in Room 2020, Mackinnon

Dr Lenihan’s work investigates demographic patterns among Scottish emigrants in the
nineteenth and early twentieth century. Her PhD research sought to establish the key
characteristics of the Scottish migrants arriving between 1840 and 1920. Her talk will give an overview of this research and draw parallels between her doctoral work and her postdoctoral research at Guelph.

Guelph Department of History – Centre for Scottish Studies

The Triumvirate

The Triumvirate is the tri-annual news magazine of the Tri-University History Program. It aims to keep graduate students, faculty members, and alumni informed about news and events from all three campuses, and to celebrate and promote the academic achievements of all Tri-U members. New issues are published during the fall, winter and spring terms.


The Triumvirate XIII – Fall 2015

The Triumvirate XII – Summer 2015

 The Triumvirate XI – Winter/Spring 2015

 The Triumvirate X – Fall 2014

The Triumvirate IX – Spring 2014

The Triumvirate VIII – Winter 2014

The Triumvirate VII – Fall 2013

The Triumvirate VI – Spring 2013

 The Triumvirate V – Winter 2013

 The Triumvirate IV – Fall 2012

 The Triumvirate III – Spring 2012

 The Triumvirate II – Winter 2012

The Triumvirate I – Fall 2011






Troy Osborne

Amy Milne-Smith

David Smith

TUGSA Executive

2017-18 Executive

Lucy Vorobej, Co-President (UW)

Eliza Richardson, Co-President (Laurier)

Kesia Kvill, Co-President (Guelph)

2016-17 Executive

Tim Clarke, Co-President (UW)
Trevor Ford, Co-President (Laurier)
Kesia Kvill, Co-President (Guelph)

2015-16 Executive

Joe Buscemi, Co-President (UW)
Erin Schuurs, Co-President (Guelph)
Matthew S. Wiseman, Co-President (Laurier)

2014-15 Executive

Joe Buscemi, Co-President (UW)
Marjorie Hopkins, Co-President (Guelph)
Matthew S. Wiseman, Co-President (Laurier)

2013-14 Executive

Marjorie Hopkins, Co-President (Guelph)
Geoff Keelan, Co-President (UW)
Matthew S. Wiseman, Co-President (Laurier)

2012-13 Executive

Marjorie Hopkins, Co-President (Guelph)
Geoff Keelan, Co-President (UW)

Jill Campbell-Miller (UW)
Gwen Cross (Laurier)
Jonathan Crossen (UW)
Michelle Filice (Laurier)
Laura Greaves (UW)
Scott Harrison (UW)
Geoff Keelan (UW)
Whitney Wood (Laurier)

2011-12 Executive

Gwen Cross, President-Treasurer (Laurier)
Matt Roth, President-Secretary (UW)

Jill Campbell-Miller (UW)
Jonathan Crossen (UW)
Michelle Filice (Laurier)
Laura Greaves (UW)
Scott Harrison (UW)
Geoff Keelan (UW)
Whitney Wood (Laurier)

2010-11 Executive

Gwen Cross, Co-President (Laurier)
Jonathan Crossen, Co-President (UW)
Jeremy Wiebe, Treasurer (UW)
Mark Sholdice, Secretary (Guelph)

Matt Roth (UW)
Heather Parker (Guelph)
Jill Campbell-Miller (UW)

2009-10 Executive

Jill Campbell-Miller, Co-President & Secretary (UW)
Jonathan Crossen, Co-President & Treasurer (UW)

Alan Downey (Laurier)
Serge Dupuis (UW)
Kellen Kurschinski (UW)
Heather Parker (Guelph)
Jan Raska (UW)

2008-9 Executive

Jane Whalen, President & Secretary (Laurier)
Danielle Terbenche, Treasurer (UW)

Jill Campbell-Miller (UW)
Jonathan Crossen (UW)
Heather Parker (Guelph)
Jan Raska (UW)

2007-8 Executive

Jane Whalen, President & Secretary (Laurier)
Danielle Terbenche, Treasurer (UW)

Lianne Leddy (Laurier)
Cassie Woloschuk (Guelph)

2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association

Crossroads: Scholarship in an Uncertain World

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, May 28-30, 2012

Deadline to Submit Your Proposal: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In 2012, we will observe the bicentennial of the War of 1812, and the centennials of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the election of Woodrow Wilson as president of the United States, the formation of the African National Congress, the creation of the Republic of China, the tragic 1912 Arctic expedition of Russia’s Georgy Brusilov, the onset of the first Balkan War, the implementation of Regulation 17 in Ontario schools, and the Regina Cyclone (tornado) which killed 28 and left 2500 homeless. Each of these events shaped our world. As historians, our task is to explain, interpret, and re-interpret them for contemporary audiences. This brief list, however, represents just a fraction of the transformative events of the past that have substantially altered the course of history.

Are we currently standing at a key juncture in historical scholarship? Has our world become substantially more uncertain over the past centuries? What role will history play in the 21st century? Will technological change spell the end of traditional forms of teaching and scholarship? For historians change and continuity represent the fundamental building blocks of our discipline. We ask vital questions about the past in order to determine not only what has changed and why it changed, but also what has not changed and why it remains the same. Are we truly at a crossroads in terms of the future of the nation-state, the environment, human survival, social structures, global economics and ideological polarization? If so, what ‘lessons’ can be drawn from studying similar moments in the past? Our challenge is to demonstrate the relevance of history to society now and for the future.

The Programme Committee for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association invites proposals in English and in French from scholars working in any discipline, in any field, and in any era that addresses the conference theme. We also welcome proposals that do not specifically address the theme.

The Programme Committee strongly encourages panel submissions of three papers and a facilitator, although panel submissions may be reorganized if necessary. We also welcome proposals or inquiries for other session formats including roundtables, film screenings, websites, podcasts, and posters.

You are invited to submit a 250-word proposal and a one-page curriculum vitae (in PDF format), as well as your contact information to Heather MacDougall, Programme Committee Chair, at

Please note that presenters must be members of the Canadian Historical Association.

World History field

The Tri-University Graduate Program’s World History Ph.D. field draws upon the expertise of a wide range of scholars and their research in our program. World history differs from other historical studies in addressing a wider range of topics, specifying previously neglected connections among arenas of human experience, tracing broad patterns in the past, and clarifying relationships among different scales of the world’s events and processes. World history studies aspects of historical change that transcend single nations or regions, including the environment, religion, ideology, labour, migration/diaspora, industrialization, colonialism and imperialism, social movements, slavery, racism, human rights, class, gender, science and technology, popular culture, trade and finance and demography.

War and Society field


The Tri-University Program is one of the few doctoral programs in Canada offering specific supervision on topics relating to war and its impact on the wider society. The field combines the research of leading scholars in military history with a large faculty group interested in the ways in which armed conflict and insurgencies alter society. The field involves historians in Canadian, American, modern European, African and Asian history.

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), which is affiliated with the program, adds further depth to our scholarly activity. The Centre’s interests are multi-disciplinary, emphasize the Canadian experience, and support scholarship relevant to strategic and operational studies, arms control and international negotiation.

Scottish field

Map of Scotland

Tri-University faculty have a wide variety of interests in the history of Scotland itself and in the history of the Scots in Canada. Their research spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the early twentieth centuries. Faculty in this field are committed to interdisciplinary work and students can benefit from the expertise of members of other departments who are part of the interdisciplinary Scottish Studies program at Guelph.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the production of an academic journal, The International Review of Scottish Studies, and give papers at the semi-annual conferences organized by Scottish Studies. The University of Guelph Library has an excellent collection in Scottish history and this is complemented by some superb archival holdings.

Modern European field

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

“The Tri-University Program benefits from wide-ranging faculty expertise in German, French, Russian, Polish, and British and Irish history.  Particular faculty research interests include Nazism and the Holocaust, Cold War Germany, family and gender history, international relations, tourism, military history, the history of medicine, the history of crime, and the history of sexuality.”

Medieval field

Since 2010, the Tri-University Graduate Program in History has offered a field in Medieval History. The European Middle Ages has long attracted the interest of graduate students in history. This universal trend is particularly visible in the three Tri-University Graduate Program. The central research focus of the medieval historians in the Tri-University is the latter portion of the Middle Ages. This fits with a fairly recent trend in medieval historiography to explore a previously neglected era. For a long time, and with the exception of Italy, the late Middle Ages was wrongly perceived as a period of decline. For this reason, the Tri-University Program is particularly well equipped to supervise doctoral students interested in the latter portion of the Middle Ages. By focusing doctoral supervisions on a particular era within the Middle Ages, the Tri-University History Program Medieval Field is distinct from other broad Medieval history programs.

Early Modern European field

The research interests of the faculty range over the entire spectrum of social, political, intellectual and cultural history of the period, including: family history, explorations, women and gender issues, urban history, power and authority, peasant uprisings, popular culture, religious dissent and the theological and ideological debates of the Reformation.

The library holdings are especially rich. The University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College libraries have some of the most substantial ‘radical’ Reformation holdings in Canada. The Laurier library has an excellent collection in Lutheran and Humanist studies, while Guelph has a special Scottish collection for this period.

Cold War History

Red Army Chorus

The Tri-University Program is one of the few graduate programs in North America with a field in Cold War History. The Cold War era has the benefit of comparatively crisp opening and closing dates, and a defining core conflict. The new history of the Cold War is a fascinating example of how experts – often working across national and disciplinary boundaries – are able to use newly available information to refine, or in some cases overturn, old images and interpretations. Not surprisingly, it has become one of the chief areas of interest for history students today.

The Tri-University faculty includes scholars in post-1945 US and Soviet history, Canadian foreign relations in the cold war era and communist era Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This makes our major field in Cold War history unique in North American graduate programs.

Canadian History

At the center of the Tri-University Program is one of the largest complements of Canadian historians in the world. Our faculty’s work covers a vast range of topics from pop culture to the geological survey, from immigration and the contribution of ethnic minorities to the urban and rural experience, from women and children to foreign relations, from public health and medicine to military history.

Annual Reports

2012/13 Annual Report (PDF)

2011/12 Annual Report (PDF)

2010/11 Annual Report (PDF)

2009/10 Annual Report (PDF)

2008/9 Annual Report (PDF)

2007/8 Annual Report (PDF)

May 5, 2011 – Rethinking the History of Science and Technology in a Global Context Workshop

Tara Abraham and Sofie Lachapelle are hosting a one-day workshop, “Rethinking the History of Science and Technology in a Global Context,” at the University of Guelph on Thursday, May 5th, 2011. The aim of the workshop is to generate dialogue and discussion on ways to foster global awareness in teaching history of science and technology.


The workshop is part of a project funded by the Learning Enhancement Fund to re-envision the first-year undergraduate course, HIST*1250 “Science and Society Since 1500”. Presently the course is an introduction to the historical development of science in Western society from the middle ages to the mid-twentieth century. The newly envisioned course, “Science and Technology in a Global Context”, will emphasize global awareness as a learning objective, and will focus on the patterns in which scientific knowledge and practices have traveled across cultures, the interconnected but distinct histories of science and technology, and the complex and contested reasons that science has flourished in the West.

The event will bring together faculty with expertise in both history and history of science and technology in a global perspective who will share their experiences, methods, and perspectives in an informal atmosphere. It will be a small and informal day-long workshop centered on the following questions:

  • What different ways might we understand the idea of “a global history of science and technology”?
  • In what different ways can our histories be “global”?
  • What challenges do we face in teaching history of science and technology in a global context?
  • What tools and methods are available to meet such challenges?
  • How do we balance the need for local histories with the need for a coherent narrative structure?


Dr. Suzanne Zeller, Wilfred Laurier University (Department of History); Dr. Nikolai Krementsov, University of Toronto (Institute for the Historyand Philosophy of Science and Technology); Dr. Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto (Department of History); Dr. Ingrid Hehmeyer, Ryerson University (Department of History); Dr. Michael Egan, McMaster University (Department of History); and Dr. Nicholas Dew, McGill University (Department of History and Classical Studies).

For more information, visit

Tri-University History Conference 2012

Conference Poster

Histories North and South

Saturday, 3 March 2012
Wilfrid Laurier University
Schlegel Building (map)

The 2012 Tri-University History Conference features six panels with graduate students and established scholars in all historical fields, especially, but not exclusively, on topics concerning aspects of the circumpolar arctic.


Adam Crerar

Keynote Speaker: Julia Lajus (European University at St. Petersburg, Russia)

In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference, “Histories North and South,” we are honoured to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Julia Lajus, Director of the Center for Environmental and Technological History at the European University at St. Petersburg. Dr. Lajus is a specialist in the history of science and environment in arctic Russia, and this will be her first visit to Canada. Her talk is entitled “The Circulation of Environmental Knowledge: Models of Development and Images of Northernness in 20th-c. Arctic Exploration in Scandinavia, Canada, and Russia.”

Preliminary Conference Schedule (PDF)

Conference Registration Form (PDF)

Conference Location and Parking

The Tri-U Graduate History Conference will be held at Wilfrid Laurier
University on the main floor of the Schlegel Building. There is free
parking on Saturdays in the main parking lot that can be accessed just
past the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary on Bricker Street, near the corner
of Albert Street, and facing the WLU Library.

Sept 25, 2010 – Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium


  • Jill McKenzie Memorial Lecture to be given by Dr. Leith Davis (Director, Scottish Studies Centre, Simon Fraser University) “Robert Burns in Transatlantic Culture: The 1859 Centenary”
    (11:30 a.m.)
  • Dr. Lucille Campey, author of the newly-released Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada, “Push, Pull and Opportunity: Emigration from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to Canada” (2:15 p.m.)
  • Talks by Dr. Barb Murison and Dr. Kris Gies and the 2009 Winner of the Jane Grier Graduate Scholarship, Mr. James Jensen
  • Graduate Awards and Report for Scottish Studies at Guelph

10:00 a.m. – Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
(registration from 9:30 a.m.)
Fee: Early bird registration, before 17 September: $35
At the door registration $40 for members of the Foundation, $45 for non-members (cheques payable to ‘The University of Guelph’)
Lunch and refreshments included.

Registration & Inquires:

Scottish Studies
Department of History
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Tel: (519) 824 4120, ext 53209

Kenneth McLaughlin

Gail Cuthbert Brandt

Financial Assistance for PhD Students

All three universities in the Tri-University program have adopted a guaranteed minimum stipend for their doctoral admissions. The financial package offered by the Graduate Officer at the campus to which the student is admitted will normally consist of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, internal scholarships, and other funding. The level of support that a student can expect will be explained to the applicant at the point when the Program recommends their admission. More information on graduate funding can be found by clicking on the links below.

All applicants are expected to apply for outside funding, such as the OGS or the SSHRC doctoral fellowship, or other appropriate awards. In the past, our students have been very successful in winning these and other competitive awards. Winning such awards is also an important step in building a strong curriculum vitae.

Graduate funding by campus

For other funding information, consult with the university where you are registered:

Conference Travel Funding

“The Tri-University Program provides travel funding for students making conference presentations.  To apply for funding, please fill out the form below and forward it to the Tri-University Program Director.  Funding is subject to availability and submission of this form does not guarantee funding.”

Travel Funding Application (PDF)

9-12 June – Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous Peoples Conference

There is still time to register for the Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous Peoples Conference that takes place from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th June 2010. Come for it all, or come for one day. Come for the keynote talks, the sessions, the healing circle, the entertainment, or just the banquet in the stunning Atrium of the University of Guelph’s new Science Complex.

Venues: St Michael’s College, University of Toronto (9th-11th) and the OVC Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Guelph (12th).

Full details at:

Register at:
Tel 519 824-4120 ext 53209

Or through Pay Pal at:

This is an international conference, sponsored by the University of Aberdeen, with speakers from Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, Ireland and Scotland. There is is free bus to take delegates from Toronto to Guelph on the Saturday, and to return after the banquet. So come and enjoy the cocktail reception as well as a wee drink or two with your meal. Let us be your designated driver!

It promises to be a superb gathering of international scholars.

Do join us.

McGowan, Katharine (2011) – “‘We are wards of the Crown and cannot be regarded as full citizens of Canada’: Native Peoples, the Indian Act and Canada’s War Effort”

Keith M. Cassidy

Roger Sarty

Leonard Friesen

John Sbardellati

Ryan Touhey

Tri-University History Conference Winter 2003

1 February 2003

‘Past Relations, Historical Meetings’

The 2003 Tri-University History Conference was held at Paul Martin Centre and the new Arts C-wing at Wilfrid Laurier University. The three morning sessions focused on the topics “Nazi Perpertrators in WWII,” “Reassessing Gendered Historiography,” and “Contesting the Frontier”, while the three afternoon sessions looked at “Self and Soul in Europe,” “Dilemmas and Contradictions in the Mid- 20th Century,” and “Race and Resistance.”

The keynote speech was from Dr. Margaret Macmillan (Professor of History at the University of Toronto and Provost of the University of Trinity College), with the topic “Making Peace is Harder than Waging War: the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.”

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