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. July 31, 2020History's Archives Unleashed Project scales up with Archive-It
    Photo: Internet Archive servers (by Ian Milligan).

  2. June 10, 2020Preserving our digital history
    Ian Milligan giving a lecture to an audience

    Read more about History's Archives Unleashed Project, and how historians are leveraging and preserving big data as part of our historical record in this Waterloo Stories article.

  3. June 4, 2020History Faculty Awarded for Outstanding Service and Performance

    Two of our faculty members have recently been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo.

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