Welcome to History

History at the University of Waterloo offers recognized excellence in  research and in teaching. Diverse learning experiences emphasize innovative thematic approaches, as captured in our undergraduate specializations.

Through their courses, as well as Co-operative education, international experiences,and experiential learning opportunities, our graduates possess a unique set of technical, creative, critical, and analytical skills of value to diverse career pathways.

Our graduate program is part of the Tri-University partnership, one of the largest History graduate programs in Canada. We offer both Masters and Doctoral programs with numerous research opportunities.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our dynamic department! 

  1. June 29, 2017Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

    The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

  2. May 30, 2017Steven Bednarski wins innovation award for teaching2014 experiential learning adventure students at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK

    Prof. Steven Bednarski has won the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’s prestigious D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning. This is the second year in a row that the Society has bestowed this prize upon a faculty member from the University of Waterloo.

  3. Sep. 15, 2016History post-doctoral fellow wins CAGS Dissertation Award

    Douglas Hunter, a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow in History worki

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