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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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Chair, History Dept
Senior Administrative Assistant
People at Laurier
Graduating from Laurier in 2006 with a Faculty of Arts Gold Medal, Kenneth has won a prestigious SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship to remain at Laurier for his Masters in History. His focus lies in the War and Society area, and his research examines how the Second World War affected his home province of Newfoundland. A science fiction novelist, Kenneth has traveled from coast to coast across Canada, promoting his books and delivering presentations and workshops on writing to Junior High and High School students.