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. Sep. 15, 2016History post-doctoral fellow wins CAGS Dissertation Award

    Douglas Hunter, a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow in History worki

  2. July 5, 2016Order of Canada announced for History professors Walker and English

    Two celebrated scholars from Waterloo’s Department of History were recently named to the Order of Canada, which recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the country.

  3. Feb. 11, 2016Professor Ian Milligan Awarded the CSDH/SCHN 2016 Outstanding Early Career Award

    The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Societé canadienne des humanités numériques announced the winner of their 2016 Outstanding Early Career Award: Ian Milligan, Assistant Professor and  Principal Investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research Group!

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