Friday, November 16, 2012

The Chilkoot Trail: Then and Now

On November 15, the Saskatoon Nature Society hosted their November monthly meeting (open to all) on campus in the Biology Lecture Theatre, near the big dinosaurs.

This month's speaker was Bill Waiser, invited for his expertise in western and northern Canadian history, who spoke on "The Chilkoot Trail: Then and Now". In addition to discussing the historical significance of this famous trail, he mentioned what hikers can experience on the trail today.

After a Q and A, homemade cookies, tea and coffee were provided, along with a chance to meet fellow nature-lovers.

A good time was had by all--including the dinosaurs listening from outside the theatre.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Applying to Grad School Workshop

Thinking of Applying to Graduate School in History? Come to this information session for U of S senior undergraduate students in history!

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Place: Arts 710

RSVP by November 13
to and


4:30 – 4:40 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
(Dr. Angela Kalinowski, Undergraduate Chair)

4:40 – 4:55

Should I do an MA? A student’s view from the trenches.
(Ms. Madeleine Peckham, MA candidate)

4:55 – 5:15

U of S History MA: what’s the program about?
(Dr. Matthew Neufeld, Graduate Chair)

5:15 – 5:30

Applying to Graduate School in the USA
(Dr. Katie Labelle, Term Lecturer)

5:30 – 5:45

Elements of the Application and Doing the Groundwork
(Dr. Angela Kalinowski, Undergraduate Chair)

Sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan History Department

Monday, November 05, 2012

How about a film? A Saskatchewan film!

Attention lovers of film and/or Saskatchewan! Have you heard about the film series on Saskatchewan films being hosted by Broadway Theatre and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity?

The next film is Billy Bishop Goes to War. This feature film was inspired by the life of the legendary WWI flying ace from Owen Sound. Canadian acting legend Eric Peterson and award-winning writer/composer John Gray reprise their iconic two-man stage play that has captivated audiences for over three decades.

There will be a post-film discussion with a panel (including the broadcaster and author Ted Barris).

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30.)
Admission: $7 (regular), $5 (seniors, students, Legion members)
Please come, bring a friend, and be part of the post-film discussion!

History in the News!

In case you didn't spot it last week... History Ph.D. student, Victoria Lamb Drover, was featured in a StarPhoenix article.

To learn more about Vickie's exciting research on ParticipAction, you can read the article here:

Just do it!