This year's symposium is focused on diversity and will be held on 19 November and our keynote speaker will be award winning historian, and member of the Order of Canada, Tim Cook who will speak on "100 Years of Canada’s Great War."
His talk will examine the impact of Canada’s Great War and explore how Canadians have remembered and remade the war over the previous 100 years. It will explore aspects of the political, cultural, and social legacy of the war. There is no single narrative of the war, but a diversity of constructed meanings.
The annual free event is a joint-initiative of the Department of History, Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, the HMCS Griffon, and the Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council. Additional partners this year include the Ontario Historical Society, City of Thunder Bay - City of the Poppy Committee, Thunder Bay Military Museum, Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Northwestern Ontario Archivists' Association, and the Thunder Bay Public Library.
A complete program can be found at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/61/pdfs/2016-11-19-symposiumposter.pdf