Hosted by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, the 30th Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University from 3-4 May, 2019.

This page will be updated frequently; check back often for updates.

Anyone in the area on the evening of Thursday May 2nd is welcome to join us at Lion Brewery Restaurant at the Huether Hotel for a round of Bluff the Professor, a game where intrepid historian Graham Broad must identify the untrue historical anecdote out of three stories told by his peers. Afterwards, you’ll get to test your own knowledge in a few rounds of trivia. The doors will open at 6:30 and festivities will begin at 7. If you’re interested in attending, please email [email protected]

Keynote Speaker

Susan Grayzel, Utah State University, author of Gender and the Great War (2017), and At Home and Under Fire: Air Raids & Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz (2012).


Registration is now closed.


CLICK HERE to view the complete program.

Travel Bursaries

A limited number of $500 travel bursaries will also be offered to the top graduate student presenters from non-Ontario universities provided they submit a 7,500 – 10,000 word (including notes) article based on their conference presentation by 16 April 2019.


May 3-4 is an exceptionally busy time in Waterloo; we recommend you book as soon as possible. Conference rates are available at the following locations:

Hotel Laurier | On Campus | 519-884-0710 x2771 | website

Rooms from $59.

The Delta Waterloo | 110 Erb St. W | 519-514-0404 | click HERE to book, enter promo code “W51” under “special rates” section

Rooms from $179.

Parking & Directions

Wilfrid Laurier University is located at 75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON.

The majority of events will take place in the Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre. Both the Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre are in the Dining Hall building, close to the main entrance of University Ave. You can find it on WLU’s interactive map HERE.

Pay & Display Lots, 10, 20, and 4 are closest to the Paul Martin Centre and Senate & Board Chambers.

Note that parking rules differ for weekdays and weekends. CLICK HERE for visitor parking information.

Contact Information

Matt Baker, Senior Research Associate and Centre Coordinator
[email protected]
(519) 884-0710 ext. 2080

Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3C5

Physical Address
232 King St. N. Waterloo, ON

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