MA Colloquium

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

I want to thank all those who played a role in the MA colloquium.  There were numerous excellent presentations on a very diverse range of projects.  The faculty commentators together gave a kind of tutorial in how to comment on panel presentations.  The attendance level was high, and after each panel there were numerous informed questions and comments.  

best regards,
Prof. Eli Nathans
Graduate Chair

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Via Zoom – RSVP to
Each panelist will have fifteen minutes for a presentation.  The Commentator will have fifteen minutes, and the floor will then be open to questions from the audience.

9:30-10:55am - SESSION 1 - Commentator - Professor William Turkel

  • Mary Baxter - Aggregate Mining in Lake Erie
  • J. J. Nattrass - From divinity to darkness: An examination of the orphaned afflicteds’ impact on the Salem Witch-Hunts and their rapid rise to Puritanical ‘celebrity’ status
  • Elias Goodwin - CSIS and Canada's Indigenous Peoples

11:00-12:25pm - SESSION 2 - Commentator – Professor Laurel Shire   

  • Meredyth Dwyer- Courtside: Women’s College Basketball’s First Wave of Scholarship Athletes and their Experiences at American Universities, 1975-1990
  • Hannah Mazzuca - Soccer Fascism: The use of sport as an extension of foreign policy by Benito Mussolini
  • Tyler Rohleder - Red Ice: The Soviet Experiences in North America for NHL Players and their Families

Lunch Break: 12:30-1:15 

1:15-2:40pm - SESSION 3 - Commentator - Professor Carl Young     

  • Max Bernreiter – Cooperative Colonialism in the Shanghai International Settlemen
  • Michael Osei - Women and Medicine in the Gold Coast and Ghana, 1880-1963
  • JunRu Wu - Bridging the Divide: Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations in the Backdrop of World War II

2:45-4:10pm - SESSION 4 - Commentator - Professor Robert Wardhaugh 

  • Thomas Dumoulin - Local Responses to news of the Holocaust in Toronto
  • Georgina Warner - Canada's Home Children: History and Social Memory
  • Andrew Hawkes - Making Men: Masculinity and Recruitment in London, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta in the First World War