Advising

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
arlene.sindelar@ubc.ca
  • July 3, 4, 5, 12, 13 and by appointment 
  • I will be out of town and available only by email during August.
Hart Caplan BuTo 1209
604 822-5179
caplan@mail.ubc.ca
email is always the best way to get in touch with me.
  • Monday, 8:30-4:15
  • Wednesday 8:30-4:15
  • Thursday 8:30:00-4:15


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.