Dr. Tim Cook: UWinnipeg’s 2018 Riley Fellow

Tim Cook (Photo by Marie Louise Deruaz)

UWinnipeg’s Department of History proudly presents the 2018 Riley Fellowship Lecture featuring Dr. Tim Cook, the Great War historian of the Canadian War Museum.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd floor, Centennial Hall). Sponsored by the Sanford Riley Fellowship in Canadian History and Canada’s National History Society, this lecture is free and open to the public.

A limited number of meet-and-greet tickets are available for $100 each. The price includes reserved seating at the lecture, free underground parking, and an opportunity to meet the author, along with food and drink prior to the presentation.  Tickets can be purchased online  or by calling 204.786.9899.

Cook’s newest book, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War will be available for sale at the lecture.

An adjunct research professor at Carleton University and a former director for Canada’s History Society, Cook curated the First World War permanent gallery at the Canadian War Museum, as well as other temporary, traveling, and digital exhibitions.

He has authored over 40 refereed articles and dozens of additional pieces. His 10 books have won many awards, including the 2008 J.W. Dafoe Prize (At the Sharp End), the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (Shock Troops), and the 2018 J.W. Dafoe prize (Vimy). 

A member of the Order of Canada, Cook is also a two-time winner of the C.P. Stacey prize for most distinguished book in Canadian military history. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian history, and in 2013 he received the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Burton Award.

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Funding for the Riley Fellowship in Canadian History is made possible through a generous endowment from Dr. H. Sanford Riley, who is an enthusiastic student of the history of Canada. He is a former Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg who received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from UWinnipeg in June 2009, and is a vigorous supporter of Canada’s National History Society.

 MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Rosen, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications
The University of Winnipeg | T: 204.786.9381 E: k.rosen@uwinnipeg.ca

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