Nov. 8, 2021
For Immediate Release
Waterloo – Remembrance Day is Thursday, Nov. 11. Wilfrid Laurier University will be marking Remembrance Day with events on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.
Laurier has several experts available to speak about topics related to war, veterans and memorialization.
Tarah Brookfield, associate professor in Youth and Children’s Studies and History, is an expert on Canadian women’s political activism and child welfare work in the 20th century, particularly their mobilization for women’s rights and children’s safety during the World Wars and Cold War. Contact: email@example.com
Cynthia Comacchio, professor in Laurier’s Department of History, is an expert on the sociocultural impact of war in Canada and veterans’ social reintegration after the First World War. She is also available for comment on war commemoration efforts, including memory and public memorialization. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Farrugia, associate professor in Laurier’s History and Society, Culture and Environment programs, is an expert on 19th- and 20th-century Britain and France, particularly the study of war and peace; the history of Brantord; and history and memory as it relates to the First World War. He’s currently studying the impact of two of the world’s preeminent museums – the Imperial War Museum London and l’Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, France – on perceptions of the Great War in Britain and France. Contact: email@example.com
Roger Sarty, professor in the Department of History, is an expert in Canadian military history, Canadian foreign and defence policy, as well as the history of the First World War and Second World War. He has served as senior historian at the Department of National Defence and deputy director of the Canadian War Museum. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lori Chalmers Morrison, Director: Integrated Communications
External Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University