Students who wish to major in History need to see a History advisor. Full details about the majors program are in the Undergraduate Handbook, a print version of which is also available in the History Department office. To become a history major, please fill out the Advising Form (also available on the back counter of the History office), and take it and a photocopy of your most recent unofficial grades to the advisor. You can print a statement of grades from the Student Services Website. Although you can declare your major though UBC's Student Service Centre, you should consult a Faculty adviser before registering for classes. Plan to attend the annual Advising Meeting for Prospective History Majors in late March when you can sign up with a History Adviser.

Advisers are available in person or by telephone on selected days throughout the year (see below).

Current Advising Schedule

Name Address Hours
Arlene Sindelar BuTo 1118
604 822-5162


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 2-3:30pm

Office hours during Final Exams

  • April 3 and 4 at 2-3:30pm
  • April 9 and 10 at 2-4pm;
  • April 11 at 12-2 pm
  • April 17, 18, 19 at 2-4 pm
  • April 23, 25, 26 at 2-4pm
  • and by appointment
Michael Lanthier

BuTo 1209
(604) 822-5179


  • Tuesday and Webnesdays 9:00-12:00
  • Advising office closed from April 19 - May 7
  • Regular advising hours begin May 8

N.B. Advising is on a drop-in basis or by appointment at other times. Please email the advisor if you wish to make an appointment. If you are already a history major, please ask office staff for your file and attach a copy of your latest UNOFFICIAL grades before proceeding to see an advisor.