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. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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