The History department is very proud of our research record. Our researchers have a success rate well ahead of the national average in obtaining SSHRC grants. Faculty have also been leaders in large MCRI and CFI funded projects, including the Canadian Families Project, the Canada Century Project and currently the Indian Ocean World. These and other research projects have provided research employment for many of our graduate students.
Our faculty have published over twenty books since 2007, many of them winning major national and international awards, as well as a great number of scholarly articles, a number of which have also won major awards.
Like most historians, our faculty rely extensively on archival sources from all over the world for their research work, but a number also work with oral history and other forms of primary sources. Faculty members also work on the cutting edge in the use of new technologies, using GIS and innovative databases in their research, as well as developing websites, YouTube videos and other digital technologies in the dissemination of their research.