Annual Colloquium

Colloquium Cancellation

Last Updated 13 March 2020

Unfortunately, it has become necessary to cancel this year’s Canadian Military History Colloquium due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We understand that this will be disappointing to our presenters and attendees, but we also know that no one wants to endanger anyone’s health. We do not have any plans to reschedule the conference and would instead invite you back next spring for our 2021 conference on 7-8 May.

Anyone who has already paid the registration fee will be reimbursed in full. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].

Important Notice Regarding Covid-19

Last Updated 4 March 2020

The organizing team for the 31st Canadian Military History Colloquium is monitoring the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and are listening to the advice of both Wilfrid Laurier University and public health officials.

At the moment, we have not been advised to cancel or postpone the conference.

As this is an evolving situation, we recommend that attendees make flexible travel arrangements which can be re-booked or cancelled as may be required. We will be reassessing the situation as the outbreak develops and will keep our community fully informed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].

Conference Information

The 31st Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University from 8-9 May, 2020.

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

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Fennell, King’s College London. Author of Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War (2019).


Registration is now open. Early registration rates will be available until 5 April at midnight.

Early Registration Rates [valid to midnight 5 April]

Student (no banquet) | FREE
Student + Banquet | $35
General + Banquet | $60

Regular Registration Rates [6 April to 1 May]

Student (no banquet) | $35
Student + Banquet | $55
General + Banquet | $75



$ Hotel Laurier | On campus

$$ Best Western Plus | 3 km from campus

$$ Comfort Inn | 1 km from campus

$$$ The Inn of Waterloo | 2 km from campus

$$$$ Delta Waterloo  | 2 km from campus | website

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.