You are invited to participate in a leadership and career development program being offered to History students: the Faculty of Arts Tri-Mentoring Program.
We are looking for 10 junior students (1st and 2nd year students who intend to major in History) and 10 senior students (3rd and 4th year History Majors) to participate this year.
The Tri-Mentoring Program will match you with another current History student (junior with senior) as well as with a History graduate who is now working in an interesting career area.

The Department of History is proud to announce that Hanna Smyth (class of 2014) has been placed on an international short list for The Undergraduate Awards in the category of History. Cited as the ultimate champion for high potential undergraduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. This year the selection committee received 4792 applications from 27 countries.

Recent History Department graduate Philip Van Huizen has been awarded this year's W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Prize from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. The prize is awarded "to the author of the most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century."

Are you looking to fulfill an upper level arts/history requirement this summer? If you are interested in traveling, food, heritage, culture, history and/or geography, this GoGlobal Group Study program could be for you! Ideal for students looking for a short yet rewarding exchange experience, this program entails traveling to Hong Kong, Singapore, and two destinations in Malaysia (Malacca and Penang).

In a recent post on the L.A. Review of Books (LARB) blog, James Carter, Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University and author most recently of Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a 20th-century Monk, writes the following of Carla's weekly podcast:

UBC History Department undergraduate student Fabian Jankovic has been chosen by the Churchill Scholarship Committee to be awarded First Prize for his paper On the Politics of Suspicion: American responses to the Pentagon Papers and revelations of government deception during the Vietnam War. This will result in his receiving a $1500 scholarship from The Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Memorial Fund administered by the Vancouver Foundation.

The Department of History records with sorrow the recent death of Professor Emeritus Ivan Avakumovic, a noted historian of twentieth-century political movements and a memorable teacher of modern international history.  Professor Avakumovic died in Vancouver on July 16, 2013 at the age of 86.

Congratulations to History student, Jackey Lip, who has been awarded the 2013 Mack Eastman United Nations Prize for paper he wrote for Hist490H "The History of Violence." The paper was entitled: 

Paige Raibmon has recently completed a book manuscript that grows from her interdisciplinary collaboration with the ɬaʔamin Elder and knowledge keeper Elsie Paul, her grand-daughter Harmony Johnson, and the linguist Honoré Watanabe. Elsie Paul is one of the last surviving mother-tongue speakers of the Sliammon language which was historically spoken by Indigenous peoples on the central east coast of Vancouver Island, the adjacent mainland, and islands in between. Long before this region became known as the popular vacation and boating destinations of B.C.’s Sunshine Coast and Desolation Sound, it was ɬaʔamin territory. Born in 1931, Paul was raised by her grandparents who travelled seasonally with her throughout this territory, and who kept her from residential school for nearly all her childhood. As a result, Paul’s experience of Sliammon customs, skills, language, and social organization was uncommon for people of her generation.