News archive - 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Berlin Study Trip 2016

Interest in a University of Waterloo study abroad trip to Berlin in the spring of 2016? Join Professor Gary Bruce to explore and learn in this fascinating city.

Friday, December 4, 2015

MA candidate Jesse Thistle on CBC's Unreserved

On this Sunday's episode of the CBC's Unreserved, host Rosanna Deerchild interviews History MA Candidate Jesse Thistle about his research into Métis history. This week's episode, 'Taking the first steps on the road to reconciliation',  also includes interviews with Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Chair Justice Murray Sinclair and journalist Martha Troian.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Two New Major Collaborative Grants to Enhance our Understanding of Web Archives

How will historians study the 1990s or the 2000s? They'll need to use web archives: old websites, from garish GeoCities pages to academic sites to discussion boards, that form a major part of our cultural record. The question of how we can make sense of this sheer abundance of data rests at the heart of Professor Ian Milligan's two new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants, carried out in collaboration with researchers across a half dozen universities in Canada and the United States.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Governor General honours Waterloo history prof

Susan Roy awarded for “remarkable contribution” to understanding First Nations’ history 

By Wendy Philpott

Faculty of Arts

The Governor General of Canada has honoured a Waterloo history professor for her “remarkable contributions” to the understanding of First Nations’ history.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

c̓əsnaʔəm collaborative exhibition wins Governor General's Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Susan Roy and her partners the Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Vancouver, and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, who have won the 2015 Governor General's History Award for Museums for their collaborative exhibition c'əsnaʔəm: the city before the city