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. Feb. 25, 2021Dr. Christopher Taylor featured at Waterloo's Black History Month Celebration Event

    History’s Dr. Christopher Taylor is among the panelists that will be at Waterloo’s key celebration event for Black History Month - Rooted in History: A Celebration of Black History as Canadian History on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST.

  2. Feb. 24, 2021Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation recognises Katherine Bruce-Lockhart among its 2020 Distinguished Scholars

    Assistant Professor Katherine Bruce-Lockhart has been awarded a grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in recognition of her research that is "poised to make significant contributions to understanding the causes, manifestations, and control of violence across the globe." Katherine Bruce-Lockhart is among twenty scholars recognised as HFG Distinguished Scholars from around the world.

  3. Jan. 25, 2021Katherine Bruce-Lockhart on the importance of the humanities in Jackman Fellow Alumni Spotlight

    History’s Assistant Professor Katherine Bruce-Lockhart is featured in the Jackman Fellow Alumni Spotlight discussing her current research and upcoming book on the history of the prison in Uganda, and the importance of studying the humanities.

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