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. Feb. 1, 2023History MA student named GRADflix 2023 finalist
    Anna Good

    Congratluations to Anna Good for being named one of the GRADflix 2023 finalists!

    GRADflix gives graduate students a chance to showcase their research by creating a video, moving slide show, or animation that is no more than one minute in length.

  2. Oct. 25, 2022Congratulations to Evan Cater for successful PhD defence
    Evan Cater

    Congratulations to History Phd student, Evan Cater, for successfully defending his dissertation on October 21.

    Supervised by Dan Gorman, Evan's dissertation is titled "Stand Fast for Peace & Freedom: A Study of Foreign Policy of the British Labour Party in Opposition 1931 to 1940."

  3. June 14, 2022Congratulations to Dan Attrell for successful PhD defence
    Dan Attrell

    Congratulations to History Phd student, Dan Attrell, for successfully defending his dissertation on June 13.

    Dan’s thesis, “Intelligentia Spiritualis: Platonism, the Latin Polemical Tradition, and the Renaissance Approach to the Prophetic Sense of History,” was co-supervised by Steven Bednarski and David Porreca.

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  1. Mar. 27, 2023History Speaker Series: Medical Fallout: The Ethics of Radiation Research in Cold War Canada
    M. P. G-P Mar, chef de laboratoire de radiochimie


    Medical Fallout: The Ethics of Radiation Research in Cold War Canada

    Dr. Matthew Wiseman

    Lecturer, University of Waterloo

    Monday, March 27, 2023

    1:00 PM


    (please register for Zoom link)

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