History | College of Arts


Core Faculty and Committee Members


Dr. Graeme Morton
Scottish Studies Foundation Chair

job postings

Sessional and Teaching Assistant Positions:

The University of Guelph maintains a central database and application process site for all available Sessional and GTA positions on campus, including those that will be offered by the History Department for the current semester. Visit our sessional job posting page.


postdoctoral research

The Department of History welcomes postdoctoral researchers, particularly those holding Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) fellowships. We encourage all applicants to consider working with Department faculty members with similar research interests.

The University of Guelph is also Canada’s top ranked comprehensive university, situated in one of the best cities in one of the best countries in the world! We offer:

how to apply

*The due date for COMPLETED applications for the next round of admissions (to begin degree work in Fall 2020) is February 1, 2020.

We offer MA and PhD programs in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University through the Tri-University History Program. Students should apply to the campus where their preferred faculty advisor is located. In cases where the preferred advisor is not available, the Tri-U admissions committee will attempt to find another at one of the other campuses.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We prize our graduate program and provide attractive and competitive financial packages to incoming students.

Offers of financial assistance, including scholarships, are made by letter in response to applications for admissions. Prospective students seeking external funding (for instance, SSHRC and OGS) should visit the Office of Graduate Studies external awards page.

the Doctorate

About the Doctorate

The Master of Arts Program in History

This program allows students to engage in substantive research in a wide variety of fields:

Tri-University Graduate Program

 The Tri-University Graduate Program in History brings together the faculty members and resources of three of Ontario's leading universities to develop the skills of historians in both traditional and innovative ways. The Tri-University's Ph.D. program was begun in 1994 as a way of combining the two small, but well-established Ph.D. programs at Guelph and Waterloo, with the members of the History department at Wilfrid Laurier.

Recent Theses and Dissertations

Ph.D. Dissertations

     * since 2009

Winter 2019

Mark Sholdice
The Ontario Experiment: Hydroelectricity, Public Ownership, and Transnational Progressivism, 1906-1939.  January 11, 2019
Advisor: Alan Gordon

Jianda Yuan
Utilizing the Intruders: Re-Examining Chinese-Speaking Elite Experiences in Manchukuo, 1931-1937
Advisor: Norman Smith