GRADUATE SUPERVISION

Ph.D. Dissertation Supervision (Completed)

Geoff Keelan, “Bourassa’s War: Henri Bourassa and the First World War,” January 2015.

Mark Sweeney, “The Canadian War Crimes Liaison Detachment – Far East and the Prosecution of Japanese ‘Minor’ War Crimes” (Ph.D., History, University of Waterloo), dissertation out to committee, defence anticipated in October 2013.

Ph.D. Dissertation Supervision (Current)

Tim Clarke, “The Space of Memory: The Great War, Memorialization, and Modernity in Africa” (2015-present)

M.A. Thesis Supervision (Completed)

Sheau Vong, The Socio-Cultural Impacts of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2013-present).

Thirstan Falconer, “Governing the ‘Government Party’: Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Conventions of 1948, 1958 and 1968” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2012).

Philip Isard, “Northern Vision: Northern Development during the Diefenbaker Era” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2010).

Peter Kikkert, “Pragmatism and Cooperation: Canadian-American Defence Activities in the Arctic, 1945-1951” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2009). (SSHRC supported)

Michael Paiva, “Surmounting Trade Barriers: American Protectionism and the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2009). (SSHRC supported)

Daniel Heidt, “From Bayonets to Stilettos to UN Resolutions: The Development of Howard Green’s Views Regarding War” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2008).

Gordon Matthew Donald Capel, “‘Damned If They Do And Damned If They Don’t’:  The Inferiority Complex, Nationalism, and Maclean’s Music Coverage, 1967-1995” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2007).

M.A. Major Research Paper Supervision (Completed)

Lieutenant-Colonel A.L. Goodman, “Delivering Excellence at Home: The Case for Permanent Basing of Canadian Armed Forces in Canada’s North” (M.D.S., Canadian Forces College, 2016).

Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Byers, “The Canadian Rangers – The Right Fit for Canada” (M.D.S., Canadian Forces College, 2016).

Gwyneth Macneil, Canada-Russia Scientific Collaboration in the Cold War Arctic, 1964-1990 (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2014).

Bryce Ring, “Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line Logistics, 1955-1957” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2013).

Geoff Keelan, “The Search for a Hero: Talbot Mercer Papineau and the Great War” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2010). (SSHRC supported)

Major François Bradley, “Canadian Arctic Concerns: Sovereignty or Security?” (Master of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College, 2009).

Lieutenant-Colonel D.R. Lauckner, “Cold, Cold Ground: Required Infrastructure Development in the Arctic in the Face of Climate Change” (M.D.S., Canadian Forces College, 2009).

Lieutenant-Commander Craig Wicks, “Canadian Sovereignty: A Pragmatic Look at an Arctic Nemesis and How Surveillance Can Finally Vanquish This Beast” (M.D.S., Canadian Forces College, 2009).

David Kielstra, “NATO’s Thorn, Canada’s Opportunity: Canadian Cold War Diplomacy and Peacekeeping in Cyprus, 1964-1974” (M.A., University of Waterloo, 2007)

Captain(Navy) Jamie Cotter, “Developing a Coherent Plan to Deal with Canada’s Conundrum in the Northwest Passage” (M.D.S., Canadian Forces College, 2008).

Major Paul Dittman, “In Defence of Defence: Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security” (M.D.S., Canadian Forces College, 2008).

Commander Patrick St-Denis, “Arctic Sovereignty and the Implications for the Canadian Forces from a Security Perspective” (M.D.S., Canadian Forces College, 2006).

Dissertation Committees (Completed)

Joanne Benham Rennick, “Religion in the Ranks: Religion in the Canadian Forces in the 21st Century” (Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of Waterloo), 2008. Internal/External Examiner.
Lianne Leddy, “Cold War Colonialism: The Serpent River First Nation and Uranium Mining, 1953-1988” (Ph.D., History, University of Waterloo, 2011)
Katharine McGowan, “‘We are wards of the Crown and cannot be regarded as full citizens of Canada’: Native Peoples, the Indian Act and Canada’s War Effort” (Ph.D., History, University of Waterloo, 2011)
Nicholas Shrubsole, “Religion, Land and Democracy in Canadian Indigenous-State Relations” (Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of Waterloo, 2013).

External Examiner:

Nick Dunning, “Sovereignty and Human Security at Canadian Forces Station Alert,” M.A. thesis, Royal Roads University, Human Security and Peacebuilding, September 2016.

Andrew Chater, “Explaining the Evolution of the Arctic Council,” Ph.D. dissertation, Political Science, Western University, August 2015.

John Moses, “The Return of the Native (Veteran),” M.A. thesis, Carleton University, History, April 2008.

Comprehensive Exam Committees:

Tim Clarke, Global and World History, University of Waterloo (October 2016)
Peter Kikkert, Polar History Field, Western University (November 2010)
Ian Haight, Environmental History Field, University of Waterloo (2009)
Mark Sweeney, Environmental History Field, University of Waterloo (2009)