Kenneth McLaughlin papers, 1975-2008
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Professor McLaughlin began teaching in the History Department at St. Jerome's in 1975. He received his B.A. in History from St. Jerome's in 1965 followed by an M.A. in History from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto.
Some of the highlights of Professor McLaughlin's career while at St. Jerome's include serving as Chair of the History Department from 1975 to 1989, as Acting Assistant Dean in 1978, as Assistant Dean from 1987 to 1989, as Vice-President and Academic Dean from 1989 to 1995, as the Director of Public History, and as the Director of the Tri-University Graduate program (Waterloo, Laurier and Guelph). He was also appointed to serve on the Appraisal Committee of the Ontario Council for Graduate Studies.
He has written many books and scholarly articles on public and local history, museum interpretation, social history and Canadian university history. He is the official historian for the University of Waterloo.
Professor McLaughlin has served on numerous provincial, national and international boards and committees and was the founding member of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation which established the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum in Kitchener. He was its Chair from 1976 to 1979 and then sat on its board of management between 1979 and 1983.
He has received many prestigious awards including the Canadian Historical Association's Certificate of Merit, the Certificate of Commendation from the
American Association for State and Local History and the 1998 Special Recognition Award from the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation.
Professor McLaughlin retired in 2008 and was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 2009.
Kitchener: An Illustrated History (1983, revised 1996) co-authored with
Cambridge: The Making of a Canadian City (1987);
Waterloo: The Unconventional Founding of an Unconventional University (1997);
Enthusiasm for the Truth: An Illustrated History of St. Jerome's University (2002)
co-authored with Gerald Stortz and James Wahl;
Mackenzie King: Citizenship and Community (2002) edited with John English and P.
Out of the Shadow of Orthodoxy: Waterloo@50 (2007);
Innovation and Entrepreneurship are in the Waterloo Genome (2015).
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The records for Professor Kenneth McLaughlin include his Curriculum Vitae, a list of his publications (to 2000), an invitation to a meet the author event and a book launch, numerous newspaper articles on his career or in which he has been cited, and copies of a few of the journal articles he has written.
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St. Jerome's University is located in Waterloo, Ontario, and is situated in the University of Waterloo. It was founded as St. Jerome's College in 1865 by the Congregation of the Resurrection. In 1959, it was granted university status and changed its name to the University of St. Jerome's College. It has been federated with the University of Waterloo since 1960. In 1998, the name was officially changed to St. Jerome's University.