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. 23, 2019Distinguished Professor Emerita receives RSC medal
    Wendy Mitchinson and colleagues

    Last week the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) named Distinguished Professor Emerita of History, Wendy Mitchinson, as the recipient of the 2019 Jason A. Hannah Medal, which is awarded for works that advance Canadian research in the history of medicine.

  2. Apr. 25, 2019Congratulations to Ian Milligan!
    Ian Milligan giving speech for award acceptance.

    Congratulations to Ian Milligan, Associate Professor in History, for earning the award for Excellence in Research at this year's Arts Awards! Keep up the good work, Ian!

  3. Mar. 4, 2019Lucy Maud Montgomery Exhibit, by Jenna Philbrick
    Jenna Philbrick holding Montgomery's Journal

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Exhibit, by Jenna Philbrick

    Jenna Philbrick has created an exhibit on Lucy Maud Montgomery which outlines some of her life's accomplishments, as well as personal life struggles with mental health. One of the most well known publications by Montgomery is the book Anne of Green Gables.

    An especially fascinating piece of Jenna's exhibit is a personal journal by Montgomery, complete with photographs and newpaper clippings. The journal is on loan from the University of Guelph.

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