Past Events

Fall 2023

Meet the Profs Night

The History Society is inviting you to its Meet the Profs Night! 

Come network and mingle with the amazing professors that make-up our department and meet fellow peers and historians over refreshments and music! 

Representatives from a wide array department activities will be present including the Library History Liasson, representatives from the Dragon Lab and so many more!

We’d love to see you all there, whether your a UW historian already or an aspiring one! 

See details below! 

DATE: Thursday, September 28 

TIME: 6:00PM EST onwards  

WHERE: MacKirdy Reading Room (HH 117). 

Spring 2023

The History Society vs Jam Network Trivia Night 3

Attention all history and music trivia experts! We’re calling on you to come to the 3rd History Society Vs Jam Network Trivia Night and help us keep our streak.  

Ranging from music trivia to historical events we need YOU! 

As one of our favorite events on the club’s calendar, we really hope that you can make it! 

At present, we hold the title 2 years in a row and we’re hoping to keep that streak going! 

Date: Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ish
Place: MacKirdy Reading Room (HH 117)

Historical Inquiries: Illuminating the Past Through Student Symposium:

📣 Call for Research Presentations: UW Students 📚 

We invite all UW historical-minded students interested in showcasing their work and research by sharing their insights with their peers in a hybrid symposium. This is a unique opportunity to spotlight your academic achievements and interests while contributing to the rich tapestry of historical knowledge at UW. 

If you are looking to present, we ask that, in a 10-minute presentation, you present an original slide deck or read an original piece of writing on a historical topic of your choosing and then answer a few questions from the audience. This does not have to be something brand new and can be a presentation/reading of an assignment submitted for a grade that you are very proud of. Either way, we want to display your work and passion and provide a forum for engagement and learning.  

While we cannot facilitate everybody’s presentation despite our want to do so, all are encouraged to submit proposals to present.

We are limiting spots to 5-6 presenters, those chosen will be contacted with conformation by June 30th at the latest and then given approximately 3 weeks to prepare.

The event will be held both virtually and in person in the Mackirdy Reading Room (HH 117)


Event Timing: July 27th, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Event Address: Via Zoom OR MacKirdy Reading Room (HH 117)

Link to Registration Here

Contact for any questions or concerns.

Humanities Bonfire Night:

Save the date! Next Thursday, June 29, 2023, The History Society is hosting a bonfire night in cooperation with @uwphilsoc!

The event will be from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Columbia Lake bonfire pit.

The event is open to all undergraduate students with an interest in philosophy or history and you don’t have to be enrolled in the program to join in!

Some snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorites along with you – and please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Event Timing: July 13th, 2023 @ 8:30pm-10:pm

Event Adress: Columbia Lake Firepits (Across from village residence building/next to CIF)

Registration not necessary!

Past Events

Spring 2021

Online Events

Unfortunately as the University of Waterloo has made the decision to close the campus for the spring term, there will be no in-person events during this term. Follow our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates on virtual events!

A Future in History: Panel and Q&A (June 10, 2021 – 7pm ET)

We welcome our whole community — students, staff, alumni, and friends — to join us and learn about how to make history work for you. You will hear from UWaterloo History alumni Michelle Goodridge (BA ’10, MLS ’14) and Mylon Ollila (BA ’10, MA ’12) about their careers paths after graduation, and from professors Dr. Alex Statiev and Dr. Shahram Kholdi about how they transitioned to History from other fields. 

Join via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 289 755 2774

Passcode: Gem7vU