Study Tours of Local Sites of Interest
The Gregg Centre staff organizes and funds annual study tours of local points of interest for its students, staff and associates. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, trips to Fort Beausejour, Base Gagetown, and the Saint John coastal fortifications.
For more information on how to become a student at The Gregg Centre and take advantage of these unique opportunities, please contact Dr. Lee Windsor.
The study tour of Fort Beausejour, located on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, is held nearly every year and is usually set for mid to late September. The one day study tour is delivered by Gregg Centre staff and associates and looks at French and English fortifications in the area that were key to the 1755 battle and the subsequent Acadian deportation. Preference is given to students and graduate students enrolled in war and society classes at the University of New Brunswick although UNB history students are also welcome.
Visits to CFB Gagetown
The Gregg Centre has a close relationship with CFB Gagetown, the home of the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. The base is located just minutes from Fredericton and regularly hosts a variety of programs open to staff and students of The Gregg Centre including day field trips to observe army operations and seminars. Many soldiers also take courses through The Gregg Centre.
Staff from CFB Gagetown also play an active role in The Gregg Centre's annual conference.
Saint John coastal fortification tour
In the Saint John, NB, tour surviving harbour fortifications from the time of the Acadian Civil War in 1640s through to Cold War installations of the 1950s are visited. This tour offers a unique perspective on Canada's transition from colony to nation as the new dominion took responsibility for its own defence.
The Gregg Centre staff is also involved in a variety of study tours of sites overseas.