Hosted by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, the 29th Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University from 4-5 May, 2018. This page will be updated frequently; check back often.


Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Greenhalgh, University of New South Wales, Canberra, author of The French Army and the First World (2014), Foch in Command: The Forging of a First World War General (2011), and Victory Through Coalition: Britain and France during the First World War (2005).



CLICK HERE to register. Registration closes May 1st at 11:59 pm.



Student (no banquet) $30

Student + Banquet $50

General + Banquet $70



CLICK HERE to view the program [last updated 1 May 2018].


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 2018.



May 4-5 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 $55/night.


Best Western Plus Waterloo | 547 King St. N| call 519-884-0100 or 1-866-222-4175 to book

Rooms from $129/night until April 16th.


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

Rooms from $169.


Pub Night

Join us on Thursday May 3rd at the Lion Brewery Restaurant in Waterloo 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 pm, festivities begin at 7.


Book Sales & Launches

Booksellers will be attending from:

UBC Press will launch the following titles:

Patrick Dennis, Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

Geoffrey Hayes, Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45

Frank Maas, The Price of Alliance: The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade

University of Toronto Press

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 off University Ave. You can find it on Laurier’s interactive map, HERE.

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

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


Contact Information

Matt Baker, Senior Research Associate and Centre Coordinator
[email protected]
(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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