Sabina Trimble in front of a map projection

Discover your edge in History

History allows you to delve into the past to better understand and shape the future. Sabina Trimble is working with Stó:lō First Nations community members to produce a digital map of their traditional lands.

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Bev Sellars

Bev Sellars Humanities Distinguished Alumni

Emeritus history professor Phyllis Senese with author, former chief of Xat’sull First Nation, and her former student Bev Sellars, who is this year’s Humanities Distinguished Alumni. In her new book, Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival, Bev credits Phyllis for getting her excited about studying history.

Student interviewing a veteran

Inspiring courses

History student Kate Riordon interviews veteran Jim Kempling as part of the Veterans' Oral History. The course assists the Veterans' Oral History Project, which collects memories and stories from veterans to preserve history.

Our courses
Landscapes of Injustice manuscript

New MA in Public History

UVic's new master's in Public History lets you use history outside of the classroom—like the travelling exhibits being prepared by the Landscapes of Injustice project.

Master's programs
Students tending to a garden in South Africa

Immerse yourself in history

Opportunities like the Colonial Legacies Field School in South Africa give our students the chance to learn about how history is impacting communities today.

Field schools
Medieval manuscript

Research that makes an impact

From hands-on work with primary documents to the cutting edge of digital humanities, our research is grounded in our local, regional and international communities and explores topics that have relevance today.

Our research
UVic Alumna Kathryn Bridge

Exciting careers in history

UVic alumna Kathryn Bridge puts her history education to good use as Curator of History and Art at the Royal BC Museum.

Career possibilities

Dive into the past, shape the future

History is crucial to understanding the paths that brought societies to where they are today. It gives us the tools to reflect on who we are, where we have come from and where we might go. Exploring the past is intellectual detective work—engaging, challenging and stimulating.

Whether you participate in field schools abroad, dig into archives, get involved in local and Indigenous community outreach or participate in digital mapping and public history projects, UVic history offers dynamic learning opportunities that will transform you.

Find your edge in UVic's Department of History