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 100th anniversary of the battle. 

About the lecture series

The Annual Graham Lecture in War and Society was inaugurated in 2000 in honour of Professor Dominick S. Graham. After serving with distinction in the British Army in the Second World War, Graham came to UNB in the 1960s during which time he completed his PhD and became an Assistant Professor with the History Department. His focus soon shifted to war and society issues.  In 1971 Graham established the Military and Strategic Studies Program and in 1980 was one of the founding members of UNB’s Centre for Conflict Studies (both precursors to The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society).

Previous Graham Lectures

Nov. 2014 - "Mind the Crap: Coping with the Bicentenary of the War of 1812" by John Grodzinski
Nov. 2013 - "When the War Came Home to Canada: The U-Boat Campaign in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1942" by Roger Sarty
Nov. 2012 - "Is Canadian Multilateralism Dead?" by Noah Richler 
Nov. 2011 - "Tropic of Chaos: The New Era of Climate Wars" by Christian Parenti
Nov. 2010 -
Nov. 2009 - "How Did We Get Here From There? The Canadian Forces from the 1950s to Afghanistan" by Major-General Lewis MacKenzie
Nov. 2006 - "In Afghan Fields the Poppies Blow" by Desmond Morton
Nov. 2004 - "Canadians and the Liberation of the Netherlands" by Terry Copp