News for Alumni

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Playing with the Past

Students participating in class game session

By Troy Osborne, Dean of Conrad Grebel University College, Associate Professor of History

Should sixteenth-century Augsburg city councillors tolerate religious dissent? What is the best way to secure the social contract in revolutionary France? Will a newly independent India be a Hindu, Muslim, or multi-faith nation? Students grapple with these questions as they take part in one of the “Reacting to the Past” role-playing games

Monday, September 23, 2019

Distinguished Professor Emerita receives RSC medal

Wendy Mitchinson and colleagues

Last week the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) named Distinguished Professor Emerita of History, Wendy Mitchinson, as the recipient of the 2019 Jason A. Hannah Medal, which is awarded for works that advance Canadian research in the history of medicine.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Congratulations to Ian Milligan!

Ian Milligan giving speech for award acceptance.

Congratulations to Ian Milligan, Associate Professor in History, for earning the award for Excellence in Research at this year's Arts Awards! Keep up the good work, Ian!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Steven Bednarski wins innovation award for teaching

2014 experiential learning adventure students at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK

Prof. Steven Bednarski has won the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’s prestigious D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning. This is the second year in a row that the Society has bestowed this prize upon a faculty member from the University of Waterloo.

Steven Bednarski is a social historian of late medieval crime, gender, and natural environment at St. Jerome’s University, a public Roman Catholic university federated within the University of Waterloo, where he also Co-Directs the Medieval Studies Program.