Monthly Meeting with Dr. Gary Bruce

  • January 29, 2025
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Portuguese Club, 870 Townline Rd, Cambridge, ON

Dr. Gary Bruce will be speaking to us about:

"The Return of Nazism?"

Professor Bruce is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Teacher Award at the University of Waterloo.

He has been teaching undergraduates and graduates in the history department at the University of Waterloo since September 2003.

The courses taught by Professor Bruce include the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and graduate seminars on modern European history.

Professor Bruce’s students note that he has the gift of rhetoric with the “ability to capture his students in a lecture, dazzle students in discussion, and his creativity generates thought outside of the classroom.”

His innovative activity called ‘Did I vote for Hitler?’ encouraged the students to apply their knowledge. In this activity, the class must decide whether a certain person voted for the Nazis based on the character and demographic traits of random individuals presented in a series of slides.

A colleague describes his courses as a bridge between the past and the present. ”His courses are journeys and he invites students to accompany him on them. And from what the students tell me, each time he teaches a course it has all the magic of the first time he taught it, yet also all of the wisdom that goes into a course that has been taught many years by a great instructor. It is a fine line to walk, but somehow Dr. Bruce manages with flying colours. It is an art that comes naturally to him and one that he mastered early in his career.”

LUNCH BUNCH: After the meeting, all members are invited to have lunch (at their own cost) at a local restaurant. A great way to get to know your fellow members.

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