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Welcome to History
History is the study of the thoughts, actions and achievements of human beings over time. It communicates a profound and practical understanding of how our world came into being by teaching students how to study events in historically-aware ways. History provides a methodology for research and critical thinking which is essential in most professions and walks of life. It acquaints students with important concepts, events and people, and builds their cultural literacy. History promotes a depth of understanding of ourselves and others by heightening critical thinking, deepening global understanding, and enhancing aesthetic and moral awareness. The skills History provides are invaluable in such varied professions as the law, education, journalism and public and international service.
Interested in hearing what our alumni have to say about Laurier's History program? Click here for undergraduate student alumni or here for testimonials by alumni of our graduate program.
Laurier Inspiring Lives: Allan Downey, PhD candidate in History
Chair, History Dept
People at Laurier
Michelle Filice is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the History department. Her thesis explores the effects of the Second World War on the social and professional relationships between medical workers in the Canadian Army. Michelle holds a SSHRC grant and is the editor of the Tri-University Graduate Students Associationís official magazine, The Triumvirate. Her research interests include nursing and medical history, war and society studies, Canadian history, gender studies, and military history.