Lee Windsor

Associate Professor

Historical Studies

Tilley Hall 46


1 506 453 4911

Dr. Lee Windsor teaches and supervises in the history of warfare in the modern world. His research interests centre on the Canadian Armed Forces role in multi-national coalition operations around the globe, during the two world wars and as well as United Nations and NATO operations in the Former Yugoslavia, the Middle East and Afghanistan. He holds a BA from Acadia University, an MA from Wilfrid Laurier and a PhD from the University of New Brunswick. He is part of the Gregg Centre team that delivers Field Study Programs in Sicily and Italy and our War and the Canadian Experience Teachers Professional Development Program in France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Canadian Army Studies Program

Windsor holds the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies at the University of New Brunswick and is Co-Director of The Brigadier Milton Gregg VC Centre for the Study of War and Society. He is a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces and is responsible for UNB’s Canadian Army Studies Program in partnership with the Combat Training Centre and Tactics School at 5th Division Support Base Gagetown. In 2007-08 he served as the historian with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battlegroup and Task Force 1-07.

Sample publications

“Replacing Leaders: Lieutenant Roy Duplissie and the Hundred Days.” Chapter in Portraits of Battle: Canada’s Costliest Great War Battles. Ed by Peter Farrugia and Evan J. Habkirk. Toronto: University of British Columbia Press, 2021.

Loyal Gunners: 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company) and the History of New Brunswick’s Artillery, 1893 to 2012 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016). Project lead in collaboration with Roger Sarty, Marc Milner, UNB students, and the Loyal Company Association.

Introduction to the latest edition of Farley Mowat’s The Regiment (Dundurn, 2016).

The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps in Afghanistan (Dispatches: Lessons Learned for Soldiers, Vol 17, No. 1, Dec 2013)

Guest Co-editor (with Cindy Brown) and contributor to the Special Edition of Canadian Military History Journal – The Sicily Campaign (Vol 22, No 3, Summer 2013).

Steel Cavalry: The 8th (New Brunswick) Hussars and the Italian Campaign (Goose Lane, 2011)

“Overlord’s Long Right Flank: The Battles for Cassino and Anzio, January – June 1944”, Canada in the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2011

Kandahar Tour: Turning Point in Canada's Afghan Mission (Wiley, 2008) Project Lead in collaboration with David Charters and Brent Wilson.


  • HIST 1004 War in the Modern World
  • HIST 1815 An Introduction to the History of Warfare
  • HIST 3804 The Mediterranean Theatre: Strategic Crossroads of the Second World War
  • HIST 3811 Unconventional War in the Modern World
  • HIST 4804 The Second World War: Sea, Land, and Air Campaigns
  • HIST 3807 History of the Canadian Forces, 1867 to 1953 and,
  • HIST 3808 History of the Canadian Forces, 1953 to the Present

Honours seminars

  • HIST 5803 The First World War
  • HIST 5804 The Second World War
  • HIST 5815 The Study of War Since 1945

Graduate teaching

  • HIST 6835 Themes in the History of Conflict

Overseas field study programs

  • HIST 3810 The Second World War in Italy
  • HIST History Graduate Field School (Coming Soon) (Applicable for War and Society field study programs in Sicily, Italy, France, and the Netherlands)
  • ED 6117: Trends in History Education, “War and the Canadian Experience Teachers Professional Development Program”