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Welcome to History
History is the study of the thoughts, actions and achievements of human beings over time. It communicates a profound and practical understanding of how our world came into being by teaching students how to study events in historically-aware ways. History provides a methodology for research and critical thinking which is essential in most professions and walks of life. It acquaints students with important concepts, events and people, and builds their cultural literacy. History promotes a depth of understanding of ourselves and others by heightening critical thinking, deepening global understanding, and enhancing aesthetic and moral awareness. The skills History provides are invaluable in such varied professions as the law, education, journalism and public and international service.
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Vimy Hall A Community Focusing on War, Memory & The Canadian Military Experience in Europe
Chair, History Dept
People at Laurier
Roger Sarty fell in love with military history as a child in his native Halifax, Nova Scotia, when visiting old forts with his family. After studies at the University of Toronto and Duke University, he worked as a historian at the Department of National Defence, and later at the Canadian War Museum. He joined the History Department at Laurier in 2004. Roger has received six Canadian and US awards for his books and articles, a special commendation from the head of the navy, and, for his contribution to the veteranís community, the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal.