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Breanna Lester

Degrees:Doctor of Philosophy in History (June 2021)


Lest We Commemorate:  Assembling Canada’s Great War Centenary, 2014-2018


John Walsh

What is your favourite thing about the program?

I enjoyed being in seminar with the best of the best. I loved having an office in the department where graduate students could congregate and catch up.

What will you miss the most?

I will miss the opportunity to talk about history and my work at a high academic level. I will miss the welcoming faculty. Most of all, I will miss the campus that was my home away from home for 9 wonderful years.

What is your favourite reading/book/text from the program?

There are so many! Probably anything by James E Young or Amy Tyson’s The Wages of History.

What’s next for you?

Continuing to do historical research consulting until the public service comes a knocking.