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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Graduate Testimonial: Lianne Leddy



Throughout my time in the PhD program at Laurier, I benefited from the expertise of several faculty members in a number of areas, ensuring I had a chance to design a program of study that left me very well prepared for my current position as an assistant professor of history at Memorial University of Newfoundland.   The program structure combines comprehensive exam preparation with course work, enabling students to thrive in a learning environment that is both supportive and challenging. Because I was able to sit my exams in the fall of my second year, this left me a lot of time to focus on dissertation writing, teaching, and publishing.  Support for professional development was the key to my experience at Laurier: students are welcome to present at the Tri-University History Conference, which is a collegial place for new scholars to present their research alongside established researchers.  Secondly, professional development seminars are another useful aspect of the program, as they demonstrate the range of possibilities for a history grad that extended beyond the academy.  

Dr. Lianne Leddy, Assistant Professor of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland