Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Campus: Waterloo
Email: kmclaugh@uwaterloo.ca

Research Topics:

Public History, museum interpretation, social history, Canadian University history.

Present Research Interests:

Kenneth McLaughlin’s interests combine areas of Public History and the presentation of historical research. I am also interested in the connection between genealogy and family history and in explanations for its popularity and its relationship to the academic study of history. My current research is on the role and place of universities in Canada, especially those universities established in the latter part of the 20th century. I am currently working on aspects of the history of the University of Waterloo as part of a publication for the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1957.

Representative Publications:

  • Mackenzie King: Citizenship and Community (ed. John English, Kenneth McLaughlin and P.Whitney Lackenbauer (Toronto, 2002) pp. 256.
  • Enthusiasm for the Truth: An Illustrated History of St. Jerome’s University. (Waterloo, 2002) pp.284 with Gerald Stortz and James Wahl.
  • Waterloo: The Unconventional Founding of an Unconventional University (Waterloo, 1997) pp.246.
  • Kitchener: An Illustrated History (Revised Edition, Toronto, 1997) pp.240 with John English.