News archive - 2021

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. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Welcome to our new Chair & new Associate Chair, Undergraduate!

The Department of History welcomes two new leadership roles today: Professor Dan Gorman is the new Chair, and Professor Andrew Hunt is the new Associate Chair – Undergraduate. Professor Susan Roy continues in her role as the Associate Chair – Graduate.

Monday, May 3, 2021

History's Anti-Racism Taskforce has launched!

History students, staff, faculty and instructors have come together to respond to racism on campus and in our world to form the History Anti-Racism Taskforce (HART).