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Ryan Touhey
Associate Professor
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Welcome to the Department of History

Committed to preserving, exploring, and enhancing the knowledge of the human past with a focus on modern Canadian history and Medieval history, the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University focuses on people, nations, landscapes, ideas, events, politics, religion, and social constructs such as race, gender, class, and ethnicity.


Our programs and courses are designed and delivered to stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and critical-thought abilities, leading to a creative, well-rounded life.


Research interests and expertise within the department include Canadian foreign and defence policy, with an emphasis on the Arctic and Asia.

Book Launch for Kenneth McLaughlin's Latest Publication - April 25, 2019

The Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism (CFPF), located at St. Jerome’s University (SJU), is pleased to announce the release of author Kenneth McLaughlin’s book Race, Religion, and Politics: The Election of 1896 in Canada. The author and book will be celebrated at a book launch taking place at the university on April 25th, at 7 p.m. in the SJU SJ2 Academic Centre Atrium.


The CFPF is pleased to support McLaughlin’s new book that follows other publications by the author, including Kitchener: An Illustrated History (1983); Cambridge: The Making of a Canadian City (1987), and Waterloo: The Unconventional Founding of An Unconventional University (1997). He also co-authored Enthusiasm for the Truth: An Illustrated History of St. Jerome’s University (2002).


Please register your participation for this public event in advance. A brief presentation and light refreshments will be served during this launch.