RDC welcomes Dr. Tim Cook as speaker for Perspectives: Canada in the World speakers’ series

Date posted: 
Fri, 09/28/2018
RDC Perspectives 2018

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Red Deer College welcomes Dr. Tim Cook.

Cook is a renowned Canadian author and historian who will share his expertise about the First World War as the latest speaker at RDC’s Perspectives: Canada in the World. He will speak about Canada’s Great War Legacy, 100 Years Since the Armistice:

Thursday, October 11
7:00 pm | RDC Arts Centre, Main Stage
Tickets available on RDC’s website: rdc.ab.ca/perspectives

Dr. Tim Cook is the First World War historian at the Canadian War Museum and the author of 11 books. He curated the permanent gallery at the Canadian War Museum as well as other temporary, travelling, and digital exhibitions. His books have won many awards, including the RBC Taylor Prize, J.W. Dafoe Prize (twice), Ottawa Book award (twice), and C.P. Stacey award for best book in military history (twice). Vimy: The Battle and Legend (2017) was an award-winner and number one
Canadian best-seller.

RDC is pleased to have someone of Cook’s stature share his expertise with the College community and central Albertans. For his contributions to history, Cook has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media. Tim Cook is a member of the Order of Canada.

“Canada’s contribution to World War I cannot be underestimated. This global event had a vast impact on our nation when it happened, where almost 620,000 Canadians served and more than 60,000 soldiers were killed. We’re pleased that Dr. Cook will join us to share his insight about the impact of the Great War and to help us reflect on its legacy in shaping our nation 100 years later,” says Dr. Jane MacNeil, Interim Dean of RDC’s School of Arts and Sciences.

After he speaks at Perspectives: Canada in the World, Dr. Cook will greet audience members who have the opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of his latest book, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War (2018) and Vimy: The Battle and Legend (2017). These book will be available for purchase in the Arts Centre Lobby. 

Tickets cost $20 each and are now on sale to hear Dr. Tim Cook’s presentation at Perspectives: Canada in the World. All proceeds from ticket sales support scholarships and/or bursaries for Red Deer College students.

To purchase tickets, and for more information on the event, visit rdc.ab.ca/perspectives

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About this event: Perspectives: Canada in the World is a public lecture series presented by RDC’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department in the School of Arts and Sciences. The series features internationally recognized speakers on topics important to our community, our country and the world. Dr. Tim Cook will be the 28th speaker since the series began in 2002. For more information on this speakers’ series, visit rdc.ab.ca/perspectives



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