History Prof, Graduate Make Headlines

July 02, 2013 - In the News

History professor Matthew Hayday was featured in the National Post Monday. His research was highlighted in an article by historian Allan Levine about the evolution of Canada Day. Hayday has been studying the July 1 events held in Ottawa over the last half century. He says that Canada’s changing political landscape has sharply influenced the way the day is celebrated.

Recent U of G graduate Jason Wilson was featured in the Globe and Mail Saturday. Wilson, who defended his PhD in May, has published a book, Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War. It looks at the comedic troupe that entertained soldiers during World War I and audiences after the war. Wilson has also devised a tribute show to weird wartime comedy troupes. Earlier this month, he was featured on CBC-TV’s The National.

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