Beyond the Ridge

Beyond the Ridge, a series of conversations in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, brings together Vimy Foundation program alumni and expert academics to examine knowledge of the First World War and how it relates to the Canadian experience today. 








Soldiers, Nurses, and the 1918-1919 Pandemic 
May 21st, 2020, 12pm EST

The first instalment of this limited series, in collaboration with Defining Moments Canada, explores the 1918 Influenza Pandemic through the lens of Canadian military personnel of the Great War. This conversation between Kandace Bogaert (PhD in medical anthropology) and Caroline Tolton (Vimy Foundation program alumna) will look at Canada’s pandemic reality over a century ago and how it informs our current reactions to the Covid-19 crisis.

Recording and further resources here.





(in French) Les femmes et la guerre
June 18th, 2020, 12pm EST

Cette deuxième conversation de la série, présentée en collaboration avec le Club universitaire Montréal, explore la place des femmes lors des conflits historiques de la Première et de la Seconde Guerre mondiale d’un point de vue contemporain.

Recording (in French) and further resources here.






Thanks to our series partner, the National Film Board of Canada, the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 3,000 productions. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.