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Nov. 5, 2015

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WATERLOO – Wednesday, Nov. 11 marks Remembrance Day.

The following Laurier experts are available to speak about Remembrance Day:

Military History

Mark Humphries, Dunkley chair in War and the Canadian Experience and director at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), is an expert in Canadian military history, the First World War and war and health. The LCMSDS has launched a new website focused on the Waterloo Region during wartime, Contact information: or (cell) 519-897-2077.

Humphries will be hosting a lecture on “The Trail of Infected Armies: The Search for the Origins of the 1918 'Spanish' Flu” during the Laurier Milton Lecture Series held on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Milton Education Innovation Centre.

In Flanders Fields

Deb Nash-Chambers, instructor in Laurier’s departments of History, Criminology and North American Studies, is an expert on John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields and the legacy it fostered when the poppy became an international symbol of remembrance. She is also an expert on Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo home fronts during the First World War. Contact information: (cell) 519-546-2602 or

Women and War

Tarah Brookfield, associate professor in Laurier’s History department and Youth and Children’s Studies program, is an expert on children’s experiences of war, women and war, and the peace movement in Canada. Contact information: 519-756-8228 x5792 or

Peace and Conflict

Edmund Pries, assistant professor in Laurier’s Department of Global Studies, is an expert on religion, peace and Remembrance Day. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x4593 or

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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