The Laurier Library and the Office of Research Services present the Celebrating Laurier Achievements program. This program highlights the accomplishments of Laurier authors and creators through this online showcase. The inaugural collection features published books and major musical, artistic, and other creative work by Laurier faculty, staff, students, alumni, and retirees between 2018 and 2021. It features broad representation of researchers from all campuses and locations in an online showcase using videos and posters that can be shared widely by all members of the Laurier community.
The Recounting Huronia Community Archive preserves and makes public histories of institutionalization with photography, institutional records, interviews, and artwork. This archive focuses on the violent and shameful history of the Huronia Regional Centre, which from 1876 until 2009 housed people who had been diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Institutional survivors worked alongside allied researchers and artists to organize content into collections and to curate profiles and exhibits that tell survivors’ stories.
This exhibition is part of an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project between Wilfrid Laurier University and The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. The exhibit explores the gendered aspects of Canadian civil defence publicity through an analysis of early Cold War propaganda posters.