Our Team

Eliza Richardson, Archivist

E-mail: eliza.richardson@canadianmilitaryhistory.ca
Tel: (519) 884-0710 ext. 3998

Eliza Richardson graduated with a BA (Hons.) from McGill University in 2014. After a year teaching French, she began her Master’s degree in History at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and also joined the LCMSDS. As a research assistant, she worked closely on the Through Veterans’ Eyes and the Waterloo at War projects, as well as assisting in the archives. Having completed her Master’s degree in 2016 and subsequently starting her doctoral studies at WLU, Eliza is currently running the Laurier Military Archives alongside Katrina Pasierbek.

Eliza’s doctoral research uses First World War Pension files to follow the exceptional postwar lives of the Canadian Army Medical Corps Nursing Sisters.

Katrina Pasierbek, Digital Archivist

E-mail: katrina.pasierbek@canadianmilitaryhistory.ca
Tel: (519) 884-0710 ext. 3998

Katrina Pasierbek began her doctoral studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Mark Humphries. Her research focuses on First World War battlefield tourism throughout the interwar period. Working alongside Eliza Richardson, Katrina oversees digital content for the Laurier Military History Archives.

Katrina graduated with a BA (Hons.) from King’s University College and earned her BEd and MA from Western University. Before joining LCMSDS, Katrina worked in the museum and heritage field as an education coordinator and exhibit researcher. Most notably, her research is featured in Canadigm’s “Souterrain Impressions,” a First World War exhibit currently touring Canada.

 

LCMSDS-staff-Matt-WMatthew Wiseman, Website Manager

E-mail: matthew.wiseman@canadianmilitaryhistory.ca
Tel: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4925

Matthew Wiseman joined LCMSDS upon entering doctoral studies in History at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in 2012. As a volunteer research associate, he worked diligently to organize and index the George Lindsey fonds before joining the Centre in a part-time capacity. He also collaborated to create and populate the LMH Archive website.

Prior to studying at WLU, Matthew graduated with a H.BA in History and English from Lakehead University in 2009. He continued his studies at Lakehead and earned a Master’s degree in History under the supervision of Dr. Jane Nicholas in 2011.

Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and carried out under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Spooner, Matthew’s current research examines scientific defence research in the Canadian North during the early Cold War.