Meet the Executive

The 2018/19 BUHS Executive Team



My name is Rebecca, I am this year’s President of BUHS. I am a fourth-year combined history and geography major with a focus on geomatics and the early modern period. This summer I worked as a naturalist/hiking tour guide at the Niagara Glen where I got to teach and learn about a lot of natural history, which was really interesting and outside of my usual studies. After graduation I am hoping to go to grad school for history or geomatics.


My name is Kaitlyn Carter and I am a third year History major with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and I am one of the co-Vice Presidents for BUHS this year. I enjoy studying the history of the British army during the eighteenth and nineteenth-centuries, specifically looking at the construct of masculinity and the role it played in everyday life in the British Army. After I finish my BA in 2020, I am hoping to pursue a master’s degree and then continue working in public history at a Canadian heritage site.


My name is Naythan Poulin, I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in history and minoring in international relations. This is my second year as a member of the executive for the BUHS and I am currently serving a term as Co-Vice President. My studies and time here at Brock has sparked an interest in the early American and French Republics and the impact of the “revolutionary era” across the globe. Further, I am interested in anything related to legal and constitutional history and its impact on society. After my undergraduate degree, I hope to either pursue legal studies or obtain an M.A in the interdisciplinary study of history and international relations.


My name is Jade Biggar and I am this year’s Social Media Coordinator for the Brock University Historical Society. I am in my fourth-year majoring in History and minoring in International Relations. This is my first year on the historical society. My area of interest in history is the twentieth century generally focussing on Europe. I like to look at the Second World War and the Cold War specifically, but I generally to do so from a social perspective. After finishing my degree, I hope to either enter into a masters program, again focusing on 20th century history, or potentially studying law.


My name is Rebecca Trotman and I’m in my 4th year of a History Honours degree at Brock. I am so excited to join the BUHS executive team as one of your Event Coordinators! I love history and want to share that passion with other students at Brock by organising fun and engaging (but also informative and interesting) events. I spent my summer working at Fort George, reanimating the site and showing the public just how exciting history can actually be… and although I don’t think any of our BUHS events will involve firing muskets and cannons, I hope the events we do run will be just as interesting, in their own way!


My name is Malcolm Cavanagh, and I am an Events Coordinator for BUHS, helping arrange the logistics behind many of our events. I am entering my second year at Brock, double majoring in History and Political Science, concentrating in public law. After graduation, I hope to pursue a masters degree in international relations.
Over the summer, I work with several fellow BUHS executives at Fort George National Historic Site, animating what life would be like in pre-confederation Upper Canada. I am also a member of Brock’s Cross Country and Model United Nations teams, both activities which I enjoy greatly. I look forward to serving the Brock history community this upcoming school year with fun and engaging events and social opportunities.


Hi everyone! I’m Nicole and I am in my third year of my undergraduate history degree here at Brock! I am also studying general sciences, in the hopes of getting into teachers’ college in the next couple years to teach high school. My position on the Historical Society this year is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator! What my role includes, is working with the Social Media Coordinator in the advertising of the historical society, as well as talking to students about the historical society and the events we are planning. I have studied many types of history throughout my degree so far, including ancient Greek history, many eras of British history, history throughout Europe during the first and second World War, as well as some American and Canadian history. Be sure to follow us on social media, and come out to as many events as you can!