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! 

Current Opportunities for Faculty Positions

  1. Sep. 6, 2023Indigenous History Month graduate student research panel

    On June 28, in honour of Indigenous History Month, the Tri-University Graduate Student Association (TUGSA) and the History Anti-Racism Taskforce (HART) from the University of Waterloo, hosted its final student research panel of the season.

  2. May 29, 2023The History Department remembers Dr. Palmer Patterson
    Dr. Palmer Patterson

    Dr. Palmer Patterson, retired Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, passed away on May 17, 2023.  He was a scholar of the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and later in his career of the American South during the post-Civil War period.

  3. May 23, 2023The History Department remembers Dr. Patrick Harrigan
    Dr. Patrick Harrigan

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