Note from Eagle Glassheim, History Department Head
Feb 4, 2019
There’s a lot going on in History! UBC’s History faculty and students ask profound questions of more than a thousand years of our collective, infinitely diverse past. We research global migration, media technologies, the history of emotions, the diffusion of religious cultures, and the many forms of colonialism.
Finding Answers Through Hidden Narratives– Carmen Watson’s Journey through UBC’s History Honours Program
Carmen Watson never saw herself as a historian. In fact, she thought the subject was dry and unrelatable, and that the discipline leaned towards war-centric, Euro-centric and male-centric perspectives. Her mind quickly changed in her first year at UBC while taking a history course with Professor Tim Brook which explored the anomalies and varied approaches of history.
Getting to know Hong Kong through History- Ryan Cheuk Him Sun’s Journey in graduate research in UBC’s History Department
For Ryan Cheuk Him Sun, studying history has always had a personal connection. Ryan was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Toronto for most of his life, so he felt unfamiliar with the city where his family held roots. Ryan felt the pull to learn more about his city of birth, and explore untold stories of the city as a way to connect to his culture.
The objects displayed were chosen by the students in History 106, the Global Environment, as one of the assignments they did in the Fall term of 2018. Each is meant to illustrate an aspect of the “Age of Humans.”
Keep an eye out for a book launch in celebration of Dr. Tworek's book in April 2019 at UBC.
Katie Taylor, recent UBC History graduate, is now in her third year of Law School at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and will begin articling with a large firm in downtown Vancouver this September. We captured her alumni story in the below video! We are excited to have Katie as a panelist at this year's History Careers Night- she will join a panel of five to discuss her path from History undegraduate student to Law student.
Writing a History Paper?
Visit a Peer Writing Tutor to help get you started or for some editing help.
Hear from a panel of alumni on their career stories and how their History degrees helped them along the way. This is a great opportunity to mingle with your fellow students, faculty and alumni and enjoy free pizza!