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, December 4, 2-3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2-3:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 7, 2-3:30 pm
  • Monday, December 18, 2-3:30 pm
Michael Lanthier

BuTo 1209
(604) 822-5179


  • Wednesday, Dec. 6th: 09:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12th: 09:00-17:00

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.