Study Abroad and Experiential Learning
Are you interested in exploring the monuments, gardens and neighborhoods of Paris? Are you excited by the chance to investigate Roman ruins or the Canadian Museum of Human Rights? Are you enticed by the opportunity to learn firsthand about the culture and diversity of South Africa? If so, the Department of History’s study abroad and experiential learning courses are for you.
Research Assistantships and Internships
Research assistantships (RAs) and internships are a great way to make money while engaging in innovative research with a faculty supervisor. RAs are available as part of department organizations such as the HGIS lab and Collaboratorium. They are also available through university initiatives and through individual professors. Participating students receive experience in applied research techniques (community engaged scholarship, GIS, etc.) and develop skills in writing technical reports and in delivering oral presentations. RAs and internships are competitive and not always well advertised so it is important to begin to talk with your professors early on in your career about potential opportunities.
Ethnohistory Field School
In rare instances, exceptional undergraduate students are invited to participate in the Ethnohistory Field School. The field school is a joint partnership between the Stó:lō Nation, University of Victoria, and University of Saskatchewan. At the field school, students spend a month within Stó:lō territory where they work on research topics significant to the Stó:lō community.
Historians tell stories using letters, pictures, diaries, newspapers, films, and music. By interpreting these sources, we can learn about the hopes, dreams, and burdens of people in the past. History helps us to understand global phenomena and current events. Our first year History Matters course series allow students to delve into the practice of history from the very beginning of their degrees. Learn about how history has shaped human thought and how past societies have responded to both crisis and fortune.
What can you do with history?
Find out the wide varity of careers that historians engage in.