The Annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture


"Vimy: Battle and Legend, 1917-2017" 
by Dr. Tim Cook
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall auditorium
UNB Fredericton campus
Fredericton, New Brunswick

In 2017, Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, an iconic moment in Canadian history. In partnership with UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War & Society and the UNB Art Centre, UNB welcomes Dr. Tim Cook from the Canadian War Museum as he delivers this year’s annual Graham Lecture. This year’s talk is entitled “Vimy: Battle and Legend 1917-2017”. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30PM in the Memorial Hall auditorium on UNB campus.

Dr. Tim Cook is a researcher at the Canadian War Museum. He studied at Trent University, the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Australian Defence Force Academy. His books and writing have been awarded the Taylor Award for Literary Non-Fiction, the John W. Dafoe Foundation Award and the Ottawa Book Award. As well, Dr. Cook was honoured in 2013 with the Pierre Berton Award (Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media) and was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2014. 

This lecture accompanies the UNB Art Centre’s exhibition Souterrain Impressions. This exhibition features 3D printed images of cave drawings and etchings from the caves and tunnels below Vimy Ridge, left by Canadian soldiers 100 years ago. The Canadigm group has replicated these images using laser scanners and 3D printers, making these works of art and historical artifacts available to the broader public. Souterrain Impressions runs until January 27th at the UNB Art Centre, after which it will travel to Vimy, France, as part of the 100thanniversary of the battle.