About Us

The History Department studies the past to prepare historically informed global citizens for the challenges of today and tomorrow. Our faculty and students produce historical knowledge and interpretations that reveal how and why the past matters.

We have several areas of research focus in history: Canadian, Digital, Environmental/ Science/Medicine, Gender/Women, Indigenous, International/Global, Public History, Social/Cultural, and War/Conflict. Several of our faculty have cross-appointments to other departments or programs.

In geographic terms, we teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Canada, the United States, Europe, East Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Our department supports an undergraduate program in International Relations, in conjunction with the Department of Political Science, and we run an undergraduate program in American Studies. Our graduate students earn a Ph.D. in History or M.A. in History. The M.A. options include a 12-month program, a 2-year program with a thesis, and a Public History M.A.

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Radio Interview with Assistant Professor Oleksa Drachewych on the passing of Mikhail Gorbachev - Part 1

Professor Oleksa Drachewych interviewed in regards to the recent passing of Mikhail Gorbachev, the 8th and final leader of the Soviet Union

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Radio Interview with Assistant Professor Oleksa Drachewych on the passing of Mikhail Gorbachev - Part 2

Professor Oleksa Drachewych interviewed in regards to the recent passing of Mikhail Gorbachev, the 8th and final leader of the Soviet Union

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A Former Journalist Recalls Ukraine's 1991 Vote for Independence - and How its Resilience Endures

As Ukraine has recently celebrated their 31st Independence Day anniversary, Profesor Marta Dyczok takes a look at how the country has changed

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