After finishing my BA in 2006, I went on to do a MA (2007) and subsequently a PhD in history (2012) at York University. I've been an assistant professor with the Department of History at the University of Waterloo since 2012, working as a Canadian and digital historian. My first book, Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada, published by the University of British Columbia Press, will be appearing this summer.
Queen's was really where my love for history was cemented, and it was influential mentors like Dr. Ian McKay who suggested that I go on to graduate school. To this day, I know that the small class sizes, seminar opportunities, and collegial environment at Queen's University played a significant role in my subsequent development as a historian. The department provided an outstanding experience: great faculty members, challenging courses, and a real dedication to undergraduate education.