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.

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 open. Early registration rates are in effect until 15 April. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

Early Registration Rates

Student (no banquet) | Free

Student + Banquet | $30

General + Banquet | $55

Regular Registration Rates

Student (no banquet) | $30

Student + Banquet | $50

General + Banquet | $70


CLICK HERE to view the draft program (last updated 20 March).

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

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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