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Registration Now Open: Tri-University History Conference

Tri-University Graduate Programe in History Annual Conference 

This year's conference, Communities: Recognition and Remembrance, will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo.

Eric Goudie, Katie Anderson, & Mary Choy

“Careers for Historians” night, Feb 7, featured history alumni, Eric Goudie (BA’15) Theatre Coordinator, Fergus, Katie Anderson (BA’11/MA’14/BEd’15) Education Coordinator & Mary Choy (BA’08/MA’15) Health Education Coordinator, with CATIE

Worried about choosing a career?  Overwhelmed at where to start the process?  Wondering if anyone will want to hire a history student?  Then join our sessions on Careers for Historians.

On 7 February, students found encouragement, advice and inspiration when they gathered to hear history alumni talk about their careers.  The evening featured

Benjamin Hoy, 2017 Cassidy-Reid Lecturer

Former Guelph grad to give the Cassidy-Reid Lecture September 28

On September 28 the University hosts Dr. Benjamin Hoy, a Guelph History BA grad and Stanford PhD who is now a faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan. He returns to Guelph to give the Cassidy-Reid Lecture. This lectureship was established in honour of retired History faculty Dr Keith Cassidy and Dr Richard Reid and is held every two years.

Dr. Hoy, a celebrated young scholar, is also the son of two retired English professors, Helen Hoy and Thomas King, and is one of the country's youngest and most promising scholars of aboriginal history.

Please join us:

The value of a History degree - Universities Canada

An abundance of career options

Liberal arts graduates pursue many different career paths. For example, almost 40,000 employed Canadians have a bachelor’s degree in history. Of that group, 18 percent work in management occupations and 23 percent work in business, finance and administrative positions (Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011).  View the full report on Universities Canada's website.

Luby and Hayday with award certificates

Drs. Luby and Hayday - Award Winners at CHA

At the Canadian Historical Association Awards ceremony in May our new Aboriginal historian, Brittany Luby, received the John Bullen prize for the best dissertation defended in the last year. Our Graduate Chair, Matthew Hayday, won the prize for the best article published in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.

Congratulations from all of us!