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. Nov. 24, 2020Ian Milligan on working group to brief Royal Society of Canada on archiving research

    Historical research can help us think through specific policy issues, such as school closures or workforce changes. But history also brings us something less tangible but equally valuable: insights into the experiences of everyday people.

  2. Nov. 12, 2020Heather MacDougall contributes to briefing Royal Society of Canada on history of disease prevention and public health

    History’s Professor Heather MacDougall prepares to brief the Royal Society of Canada on the history of disease prevention and public health in Canada. Read more about the team’s conclusions in this Globe & Mail piece.

  3. Nov. 11, 2020Marking Remembrance Day
    A person holding a wartime log from World War Two

    Read about how our students and faculty are honouring the sacrifices of Canadians in war through research.

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