Support of the History Department

We welcome your support of the UBC History Department.

There are many ways you can be a part of the ongoing mission of the department:

1. Be a mentor to a current history student. The Arts Tri-Mentoring Program connects Arts students with alumni mentors, and with one another.  The program involves a UBC alumni who is matched with a junior (2nd year) and a senior (3rd/4th year) student.  Matches are based on academic and career goals. Interested? Contact

Christine Lee
Associate Director
Alumni Engagement
Tel: 604.822.9359

2. Join us at History Department Events. To learn more about departmental lectures, see the home page of this website under “Upcoming Events.” If you are interested in attending our Annual Burge Lecture and accompanying alumni reception, contact

Reshaad Ali
Alumni Engagement Manager
Tel: 604.822.4627

3. Donate to the Department. The History Department has been blessed with generous gifts in recent years, but we are still very much in need of additional funds to support the research and teaching needs of our faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. To learn about additional History awards, different ways to give, or how you can get involved, please contact:

Charlotte Lawson
Acting Associate Director, Development & Alumni Engagement
Tel: 604 827-0006

Travelling Scholars Fund

The Travelling Scholars Fund of the UBC Department of History provides research funding for History honours and graduate students to do research around the world. The Travelling Scholars Fund is critical to the History Department’s ability to sustain and advance our goal of world-class education and research.

History Department Annual Fund

The History Department Annual Fund is critical to our ability to pursue new opportunities and supplement whenever gaps appear. Funds help support crucial activities such as colloquia and workshops, faculty research and teaching, and special opportunities for our undergraduate students including support for the History Student’s Association.

Alice Maud Burge Endowment Fund

The Alice Maud Burge Endowment Fund for Student Engagement was established by UBC alumnus Bill Burge (LLB'54) in honour of his mother, Alice Maud Burge, who shared his love of history. Promoting creative and innovative student research in the Department of History, income from the fund supports activities such as student participation at scholarly conferences and the annual Alice Maud Burge Lecture a graduate-student organized lecture and one-day workshop with an invited historian of special accomplishment and note. Recent Burge Lecturers include Natalie Zemon-Davis (2013), Ann Stoler (2014) and Robert Darnton (2015).

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact:

The History Department Head
604-827-3560 or