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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Congratulations 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.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Dr. Andrew Moore named a finalist for the Governor General's Gold Medal

Dr. Andrew Moore

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Moore, who was awarded the designation University Finalist for the Governor General's Gold Medal for his dissertation.  

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

MA Student One of 25 Finalists for the SSHRC Storytellers Competition

Megan Hamilton

History MA student, Megan Hamilton, has been named one of twenty-five finalists in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's (SSHRC) Storytellers competition

Thursday, March 3, 2022

MA student wins 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Canadian History

Megan Hamilton

MA student Megan Hamilton was the winner of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Canadian History, run during Heritage Day’s History Symposium on February 27, 2022.  Her winning presentation can be viewed here

Congratulations Megan!

Friday, February 11, 2022

History PhD candidate represents the museum community at the Parliamentary Standing Committee Meeting on Culture and Heritage

Heather George

History PhD candidate and curator Heather George represented the museum community (Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and the Provincial and Territorial Museums Association) this week at the Parliamentary Standing Committee Meeting on Culture and Heritage

Thursday, November 11, 2021

On Remembrance Day

Geoff Keelan (MA '10, PhD '15) uncovers his grandfather's story of war in the Fall 2021 issue of the University of Waterloo Magazine.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Remembering Distinguished Professor Emerita Wendy Mitchinson, 1947-2021

Distinguished Professor Emerita Wendy Mitchinson of the Department of History died on October 23, 2021. A pioneering women’s historian, she joined the University of Waterloo with tenure in 1985 and held the Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical History from 2006 to 2013.

“Wendy was a trailblazer and valued colleague,” says Professor Dan Gorman, Department of History chair. “Her legacy is apparent in the many graduate students with whom she worked, and who are now pursuing careers both outside and within the academy.”

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Dr. Christopher Taylor appointed AVP, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Profile picture of Dr. Christopher Taylor

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Taylor, the University of Waterloo's newly-appointed Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism. Dr. Taylor is also remaining in our Department of History as an assistant professor. 

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