What Are Your Executives For?

“As the vocal representative of history students on campus, we aim to contribute to the university experience that you want. As a group bringing together everyone in the History Department, we are part of the diverse and dynamic university life that we all came here for. You came to Nipissing University for a rich student experience and we want to be part of it! While we welcome all students, NUHS is sensitive to the needs of History students and to do this effectively we need your help. So if you have any suggestions or comments, please drop us a line. We are your society… be a part of it!”

~ Dr. Connor

Who Are Your Executives?

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Dr. Stephen Connor

Faculty Advisor

I am the NUHS faculty advisor, interim Graduate Program Coordinator and professor in the History Department. I also teach courses focused on aspects of military history. In my spare time, I enjoy Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and sequential art.

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Dr. Hilary Earl

Faculty Advisor

I am a Professor of European history and genocide studies. My research and teaching interests include comparative genocide; war crimes and perpetrator trials; perpetrator testimony, motivation, and behaviour; and, the cultural impact of the Holocaust and genocide in the twenty-first century. Currently I am working on a project on atrocity photography, film, and perpetrator testimony, and another on judicial witnessing and I am preparing for a travel course (HIST 3007) to Poland.

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Alana Javanainen

Hello Historians! My name is Alana Javanainen, and I am in my third year of the Concurrent Bachelor of Education program with a Major in History. My main interests include social and cultural history, especially pertaining to Hellenistic civilization and Northern/Eastern Europe. This summer I participated in the Warpath Summer Study program on a trip to Europe with some of my fellow executives, and I absolutely loved the experience (I 100% recommend checking out the trip to Poland next summer). I am extremely passionate about history, and I can’t wait to have a great year being a part of the NUHS!


Chris Svendsen

My name is Christopher Sebastian Svendsen. I am a History Major interested in the cultural, spiritual, and military development of Japan & Russia leading up to the 20th century. If I had to describe myself I would call myself a deranged story teller – a Socrates of less intelligence. If you ever want to talk, ask any history questions, or anything trades-related you can reach me at Cssvendsen874@community.nipissingu.ca or catch me on campus Tuesday through Thursday.


Emily Grace Percival

Commissar of Media

Hello, Historians! I am a second year Concurrent Education student in the Intermediate/Senior stream. I am working towards my undergraduate degree with an Honours Specialization in History and a Minor in English with strong interests in Psychology and Sociology as well. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and wish you all luck this academic year! If you ever want to talk, you can find me around campus (recognizable by my colourful hair) or shoot me an email at egpercival256@community.nipissingu.ca.

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Emma Chartrand

Bachelor of Education Representative

5th Year Concurrent Education Student

Honours Specialization in History

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Jacquie Girard

First Year Representative

Hi! My name is Jacquie Girard and I am the First Year Representative for NUHS this year. I am in my first year at Nipissing with a Major in History. I have a passion for History and my goal is to share it with the Nipissing community!

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Jordan Drummond

Hey everyone. My name is Jordan Drummond. I am going into my second year of History at Nipissing University. On top of this I am also doing a Minor in English and Political Science. I am also the President of the Nipissing/Canadore Coalition for Political Awareness so I am pretty much always around the school! If you ever have any questions feel free to stop me in the halls!

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Kristian Harris

Youth Commissar

Year: 3

Specific Focus in History: Germany in the 20th Century

I am looking forward to meeting fellow historians and helping all students with anything they need throughout the school year.

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Ryrie Dirksen

Hello, my name is Ryrie Dirksen (Ry) and I am from Scarborough, ON.  I am currently in my fourth year and am completing an Honours Double Major in History and Religion and Cultures.  Some of my hobbies include reading and skiing.  I am really excited to be apart of the NUHS this year and am looking forward to the year ahead!

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Taylor Coates

Hi, my name is Taylor Coates. I completed my Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Classical Studies at Nipissing University in Spring 2018 and have returned this Fall to continue my studies as a Masters student. My areas of interest include military history, ancient Greece and Rome, and alternative cultural history. I’m excited to be a part of the Nipissing University History Society and be surrounded by other individuals who are passionate about history. 


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