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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 6, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Sharon Jaeger

Contract Academic Staff

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Phone: 519 884 0710 ext.2318

Office Hours: Winter 2012 term: Tuesdays 10-11 am DAWB 4-127
Academic Background

BA Glendon College, York University, 1992
MA (Public History) University of Waterloo, 1993
PhD University of Waterloo, 2000

Academic Interests

My interests are Canadian history, public history, history of liquor control, the Canadian state and state regulation, 20th century Ontario political history, local history.

Recent Publications


Waterloo: An  Illustrated History, 1857-2007. Waterloo: McCorkindale, 2007. (co-authored with Kenneth McLaughlin)

Roots: History of KPMG in Waterloo Region. Waterloo: Bravada, 2007.

Westmount: Shadows of the Past. Waterloo: Digital Print Inc, 2006.

'The Work of Our Hands': Mount Pleasant, Ontario, 1799-1899: A History. Thompson Press: Paris, Ontario, 2004. Winner OHS Fred Landon Award 2005.

Conference Papers and Public Lectures

"'People Want Whiskey': From Prohibition to Government Control, Ontario, 1927." Paper presented at Wilfrid Laurier University History Teachers' Conference, Waterloo, April 24, 2009.

"'Out of the Rubble': Transition of Uptown Waterloo." Paper presented at meeting of the Waterloo Historical Society, Waterloo, March 5, 2008.

"Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Business History as Local History through use of Oral Interviews," History on the Grand Local History Symposium, Cambridge, October 27, 2007. Published digitally at

"History of Prohibition in Ontario: images in Elizabeth Ruth's Smoke," KPL One Book One Community Lecture Series, September 24, 2007.

"Milestone Histories: What are we Celebrating Again?" Grand River Watershed Annual Heritage Day Workshop, February 19, 2007

"Celebrating Oral History: Local Stories, Local Lives," Waterloo Community Arts Centre, December 1, 2006

Additional Information



"'Books Were Our Tools': WPIRG and 35 Years of Publishing in the Public Interest." Waterloo Public Interest Research Group, University of Waterloo, Winter 2009.

"The Best of Waterloo: Selections from the Heritage Collection," Waterloo Museum, Conestoga Mall, Waterloo Ontario, 2009

"Becoming Modern:" Waterloo in 1905, Einsteinfest, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, 2005