Curious where to start on your history paper?  Need a second set of eyes to look over your rough draft?  Come talk to the History Department Peer Writing Tutors!  We are happy to review your drafts and discuss ways to improve your paper.

This service is provided by the Department of History, and is free for all students in any history course.  

Drop by during our office hours, or e-mail us for more information.


Buchanan Tower, Room 1126


Don't be blindsided! History advisors will be on hand to provide direction and answer questions about great courses, degree requirements, academic opportunities, academic challenges, and student directed seminars.

Get information about careers, internships, Arts Co-op, Study Abroad (Go Global) and other experiences to enhance your education or prepare for your career path after graduation.

Students in the History Student Association (HSA) are invited to present how participation in the HSA can enrich your experience in History at UBC. 

Congratulations to Chair of the History Department, Tina Loo, whose name was on the list of New Fellows for 2016, Royal Society of Canada. Tina was described in the following way:

Congratulation to Paige Raibmon who has been named a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) program in Successful Societies!

The UBC Atlas Undergraduate Journal of World History is calling for submissions for its Spring 2015 edition. For over ten years, The Atlas has been publishing high-quality, original research produced by Undergraduate Students in the field of History. The journal aims to provide a platform for student engagement that is rewarding and enriching to both student authors and the undergraduate community here at UBC. We invite you to submit your history-related papers for consideration by our submission deadline, December 23, 2015. 

Von der Großstadt zum Kleinstaat:
In search of traces of the past from Berlin to Liechtenstein

History Majors, Minors and Honours students,

The Atlas Undergraduate Journal of World History is hiring Editors for its 2015/16 edition! The Atlas has been publishing outstanding student work for over ten years, and Editors are a significant component of the Journal’s success. We feature original research produced by Undergraduate Students in the field of History and publish annually in April. If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by October 2nd.


Congratulations to Courtney Booker for being awarded membership to the Institute for Advanced Study for the coming academic year 2015–16.

A celebration of the life of Allen Aaron Sinel will be held on August 6 from 4-7 pm at the Piano Lounge, Green College, UBC.

Those who would like to share their memories of Allen are most welcome to do so.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by sending an email to by July 20.