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. May 6, 2022Dr. Andrew Moore named a finalist for the Governor General's Gold Medal
    Dr. Andrew Moore

    Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Moore, who was awarded the designation University Finalist for the Governor General's Gold Medal for his dissertation.  

  2. Apr. 13, 2022MA Student One of 25 Finalists for the SSHRC Storytellers Competition
    Megan Hamilton

    History MA student, Megan Hamilton, has been named one of twenty-five finalists in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's (SSHRC) Storytellers competition

  3. Mar. 3, 2022MA student wins 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Canadian History
    Megan Hamilton

    MA student Megan Hamilton was the winner of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Canadian History, run during Heritage Day’s History Symposium on February 27, 2022.  Her winning presentation can be viewed here

    Congratulations Megan!

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