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 3, 2021History's Anti-Racism Taskforce has launched!

    History students, staff, faculty and instructors have come together to respond to racism on campus and in our world to form the History Anti-Racism Taskforce (HART).

  2. Apr. 30, 2021New Grad Story Posted!

    We're highlighting the research of our graduate students on our new Grad Stories page! For our second story, read about Rebecca MacAlpine's research on gender-based violence in seventeenth century Somerset, as well as her contributions to teaching in History.

  3. Apr. 22, 2021History PhD Candidate Awarded for Excellence in Teaching
    Rebecca MacAlpine

    Congratulations to Rebecca MacAlpine, PhD Candidate in History, for earning an Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching! Rebecca is a dedicated, disciplined, and thoughtful student, and she brings those same characteristics to her roles as TA, instructor, and most recently departmental TA Mentor and Coordinator.

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