Introduction: The North and the First World War


  • Brent Slobodin
  • Ken Coates University of Saskatchewan


The Northern Review 44 (2017): 3–8

Ken Coates and Brent Slobodin were co-chairs of the May 2016 conference held in Whitehorse, "The North and the First World War." The conference was organized by the Yukon Historical & Museums Association and the University of Saskatchewan’s International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, in partnership with Yukon College, with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Connection Grant), the Yukon Community Development Fund, and the Yukon Department of Tourism and Culture. The publication was funded in part by Veterans Affairs Canada.

Author Biographies

Brent Slobodin

PhD in twentieth century Canadian political history

Ken Coates, University of Saskatchewan

Professor of History and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy






The North and the First World War