Michael Pitblado

History
Michael Pitblado

Mr. Pitblado earned degrees in Arts and Education from Queen’s University and the University of New Brunswick (Master of Arts). He also had the extraordinary privilege of studying at Herstmonceux Castle in southern England. Mr. Pitblado has taught history courses at the University of Waterloo and is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s where his research focuses on teaching the history of the Holocaust.

Developing historical thinking skills is at the heart of Mr. Pitblado’s approach to learning about the past. His students gain a deep understanding of historical events and processes through active engagement with historical texts.

Mr. Pitblado’s passion for history stems from his own travels and experiential learning: hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland, climbing to the summit of Vimy Ridge and walking on the beaches of Normandy in France, humbly visiting the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on the outskirts of Munich in Germany, swimming with alligators in the Monkey River of Belize, sitting in awe of the ancient Greek temple of Apollo at Delphi, and proudly singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on game day at Liverpool Football Club’s storied Anfield home in England.