Founded in 1960

Founded in 1960

University of Waterloo

Founded in 1960

Founded in 1960

University of Waterloo

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University of Waterloo

The Department of History was established in the Faculty of Arts in 1960, with the first class graduating in 1964. Since that time, we have grown significantly in terms of faculty members, student enrolment, and alumni. 

Over the years, our faculty have been awarded for both research and teaching, including two University Research Chairs, a Canada Research Chair, six student-nominated Distinguished Teacher Awards, and numerous other prizes.

Celebrate  own departmental culture and traditions with events such as the MacKinnon Dinner. Also hosted the Historical Reflections journal between 1974 and 1989, which continues to be published today.

Department works in close cooperation with the history faculty members at the University of Waterloo's affiliated university-colleges: St. Jerome's, Conrad Grebel, and Renison. 

Each of these colleges is located on the main university campus, and each one is home to history professors who add to the depth and breadth of programs. 


On-campus Based on university info

Campus name Number of weeks Min residence fee Max residence fee
Waterloo campus 52 $8,411 CAD $15,672 CAD

Off-campus Based on univly research


Shared house

$5,808 CAD


Shared house

$8,712 CAD


Entire house

$17,424 CAD

your annual rent (Off-campus) in Waterloo


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University of Waterloo average tuition

$55,000 CAD


$15,000 CAD


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