Perspectives Speaker Series

We believe in the importance of dialogue and analysis when it comes to current events. Perspectives: Canada in the World is a series of public lectures featuring internationally recognized speakers talking about issues that are important to our community and beyond. Our fascinating guests are sure to spark your intellectual curiosity.

Our upcoming guest is Dr. Tim Cook, speaking about "Canada’s Great War Legacy, 100 Years Since the Armistice"
First World War Historian at the Canadian War Museum | Author

Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:00 pm | RDC Arts Centre, Mainstage 

Tim Cook

Tim Cook is the First World War historian at the Canadian War Museum (CWM) and the author of 11 books.  He curated the permanent gallery at the CWM as well as other temporary, travelling, and digital exhibitions.  His books have won many awards, including the RBC Taylor Prize, J.W. Dafoe Prize (twice), Ottawa Book award (twice), and C.P. Stacey award for best book in military history (twice). Vimy: The Battle and Legend (2017) was an award-winner and No. 1 Canadian best-seller, and his latest book is The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War (2018).

For his contributions to history, he has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media. Tim Cook is a member of the Order of Canada.

Here is a list of the many books Tim Cook has published:

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1914 - 1916
(Winner of the 2008 J.W. Dafoe award for literary non-fiction and of the 2008 Ottawa Book award)

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918
(Winner of the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction)

The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars Of Sam Hughes And General Arthur Currie

Warlords: Borden Mackenzie King And Canada's World Wars

The Necessary War
(Winner of the 2015 C. P. Stacey Award for most distinguished book in Canadian military history)

Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945
(Winner of the 2016 Ottawa Book Award for Literary Non-Fiction)

Vimy: Battle and Legend
(Winner of the 2018 J.W. Dafoe award for literary non-fiction)

His most recent book is The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War coming Sept 2018

Perspectives: Canada in the World is presented by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and RDC Alumni Association

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Who else has spoken at Perspectives? View our lecture series' impressive list of past guests.