Why History - Endless Knowledge and Exciting Career Opportunities
A degree in history offers you the skills, knowledge, and understanding to enter a wide range of rewarding careers and achieve a high quality of life. History graduates continue to excel in the fields of education, information management (libraries and archives), historical consulting, and business to name but a few of their occupations. A degree in history also provides you with the social and cultural awareness and understanding to become a well-informed citizen and make the world a better place for ourselves and future generations.
A history degree opens doors to an variety of exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth.
History at Memorial University
Our teaching and research focuses on a broad range of geographical areas ranging from Newfoundland and Labrador to the entire globe. The History Department also offers courses in themes that include film, gender, environment, military conflict, and maritime history from the ancient world to the recent past.
Our undergraduate degree offerings include a BA Honours, Major, and Minor programs. At the graduate level, our MA program includes a one-year course based program and a thesis option. We also offer a PhD program across all areas of our faculty members’ expertise.
History, as the critical study of past societies, teaches skills in demand for a variety of career paths. The core of our mission is to promote excellence in teaching and research, fostering a spirit of curiosity and inquiry about all facets of the human past.
Decolonizing Education: Toward Cognitive and Social Justice
Location: Online: Zoom
Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM - Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Dr Marie Battiste is Special Advisor to the Vice President Academic and to Unama’ki College (Cape Breton University) presents a talk on Decolonizing the Academy.
In this talk, Dr Battiste delves into the persisting challenges surrounding educational equity for Indigenous peoples in Canadian universities and beyond. Despite decades of efforts to bridge gaps in curriculum, research, and access, the achievements, knowledge, histories, and perspectives of Indigenous communities often remain overlooked, rejected, marginalized, or underutilized within academic institutions. Furthermore, universities tend to express their commitment to Indigenous inclusion in ways that inadvertently perpetuate Eurocentric and colonial perspectives under the banners of excellence, integration, and modernity.
Dr Battiste offers a transformative approach to postsecondary education, one that has the potential to pave the way for more profound decolonization efforts in research, policy development, and the overall experience of Indigenous students and teachers. By shedding light on these challenges and advocating for a more inclusive and respectful approach, this presentation provides a crucial step toward creating a more equitable educational landscape for Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond.
All are welcome to attend this talk which is happening online via zoom, and you can register by going to the following link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/kd75s2b
Brown Bag Luncheon with the President
Location: Science Building, SN 2025
Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM - Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a brown bag luncheon with Dr. Neil Bose, President and Vice-Chancellor, pro tempore, on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. in SN2025.