A virtual tour of Vimy Ridge presented by Geoffrey Hayes. Can a digital map of the Vimy battlefield help us discover something new about the battlefield, those who fought, and the place in Canada’s national memory?
Native to Waterloo, Ontario, Hayes’ work has taken him to many places, including Europe, Jordan and Afghanistan, studying facets of Canadian foreign and defence policy. His interest in military leadership led him to write papers for the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute. Hayes has also co-edited two collections works, one historical, one contemporary. With Mike Bechthold and Andrew Iarocci, he edited Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment (Waterloo: WLU Press, 2007) in time for the 90th anniversary of Vimy Ridge. With Mark Sedra, he edited, Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat (Waterloo: WLU Press, 2008).
Hayes is currently on the Canadian Battlefields Foundation’s Board of Directors and is a member of the University of Waterloo Senate and the University’s Board of Governors.