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28th Annual Canadian Military History Colloquium


5-6 May 2017
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario

Hosted by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, the 28th Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University from 5-6 May, 2017.


Keynote Speakers

Tim Cook, Canadian War Museum
Holger Herwig, University of Calgary
Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton



CLICK HERE to view the final program.


Registration and Travel Bursaries

CLICK HERE for rates and registration information.

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 7500 – 10,000 word (including notes) article based on their conference presentation by 15 April.



CLICK HERE for accommodation information.


Pub Night

Join us on Thursday May 4th at The Lion Brewery Restaurant in Waterloo’s Huether Hotel for a round of Bluff the Professor, a game where intrepid historian Roger Sarty must identify the untrue historical anecdote out of three stories read by his peers. Afterwards, you’ll get to test your own knowledge in a few rounds of trivia. Doors open at 6:30, festivities begin at 7 pm.


Book Sales & Launches

Booksellers will be attending from:

UBC Press

University of Toronto Press

Vanwell Publishing

WLU Press


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, and HERE for WLU Conference Services’ campus maps and directions.


Contact Information

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

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

Physical Address
232 King St. N. Waterloo, ON

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


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