Past Events

Trivia Night at the Huether! – March 29, 2017 at 7:00pm





33 Annual MacKinnon Dinner

Saturday – 4 March 2017 – Charcoal Steakhouse, Weber St, Kitchener – 6.30pm

The University of Waterloo History Society will be hosting Dr. David Marples from the University of Alberta for this year’s annual MacKinnon Dinner. After enjoying a delicious three course meal,  Dr. Marples will be speaking to us on the topic of the Chernobyl disaster. 

Every MacKinnon Dinner has exciting door prizes, fascinating speakers, and great company of students, staff, and loved ones. 

Limited ticket quantities available. Pick yours up today in HH154 – Ticket sales end 17 February 2017. 

$40 – Undergrad, Grad students | $45 – Faculty, non-students


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Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser

Wednesday – 15 February 2017 – SLC

Come out and support your History Society by buying some delicious donuts. They will be $1 each or $10/dozen (that means $0.83 each). Quantities will be limited, so don’t delay or you’ll miss out. 

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Trivia Night

Monday – 28 November 2016 – Heuther Hotel, Waterloo

Come join the History Society, other students, and department staff and end the term on a high note at the annual Fall Trivia Night! Questions span multiple centuries and countries and even touch on Pop Culture! Appetizers will be provided so come on out!


Fall Term Kick Off!

Tuesday – 20 September 2016 – The Bombshelter Pub, SLC – 6pm

The History society invites you to our first event of the term: Fall Term Kick Off! The Purpose of this event is is to provide an opportunity for students, professors and other members of the department to meet one another outside of the classroom setting. Appetizers and refreshments (pop) are courtesy of the History Society. The Bombshelter menu will also be available for personal purchase for those interested.


Field Trip: Joseph Schneider Haus

Friday, February 27th from 1:00-3:00pm

Join the History Society for an off-campus trip to the Joseph Schneider Haus Historic Site. We’ll be meeting on campus at 1:00pm and travelling there together by bus. Cost per person is $2.25, which will include a tour of the restored farmhouse (built by one of the area’s first pioneers) and exhibit galleries!

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Hugh MacKinnon Dinner 

Friday, March 6th at Golf’s Steak House (598 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener)

Join students and faculty for a formal dinner to commemorate the late Hugh MacKinnon, a Professor of Medieval History in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo.

The guest of honour is Dr. Ann Carmichael from Indiana University. Her keynote address, “The Persistence of Plague in Europe,” will relate to her interests in how people remember and represent their experiences surviving plagues and pestilences, along with the larger lessons that past epidemics provide for us in this century of great global and environmental change.

Tickets are $25 for students and $35 for faculty, and on sale until February 27th in HH 115. (cash only please)