History

UBCO student, human rights activist wins Lieutenant Governor’s award

UBCO student, human rights activist wins Lieutenant Governor’s award

Shortly after high school, Dominica Patterson boarded a plane to volunteer in Benin, West Africa. While she knew an adventure was waiting, she had no idea how that journey would light a spark that would eventually lead to law school.

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

The histories of Canada and South Asia are deeply intertwined.

UBC event explores the impact of widowhood on women

UBC event explores the impact of widowhood on women

Regardless of medical and lifestyle improvements, Statistics Canada reports that the average life expectancy for males (80) is still a few years shorter than women (84)—meaning that generally, wives still outlive their husbands by a number of years.

UBC event explores life of climate change pioneer Alexander von Humboldt

UBC event explores life of climate change pioneer Alexander von Humboldt

Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt began his celebrated expedition through the New World in 1799. During his travels, he explored the Americas widely, journeying to several countries including Venezuela, Cuba and the United States.

UBC event explores environmental histories of South Asia

UBC event explores environmental histories of South Asia

If we want to save the planet from climate change, how do we protect the environmental histories of South Asian cultures?

UBC event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

UBC event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

The Okanagan Valley has seen its fair share of labour disputes over the past few years. A number of groups, including casino workers and bus drivers have walked off the job in protest of wages and working conditions.

UBC event explores Franz Ferdinand’s connection to the Okanagan

UBC event explores Franz Ferdinand’s connection to the Okanagan

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, began a round-the-world journey in 1892. After extended visits in India, Australia, and Japan, he arrived in Vancouver in September 1893.

UBC event explores the impact of mass mining in the 20th century

UBC event explores the impact of mass mining in the 20th century

Without mass destruction mining, the mass production and consumption that became common for much of the world in the 20th century would not be possible.

When a family history turns into an unsolved mystery

When a family history turns into an unsolved mystery

There are certain things about our families that we know as fact. But what happens when what we thought we knew turns out to be only partly true?

Returning scholar to speak about Victorian Jesus

Returning scholar to speak about Victorian Jesus

Ian Hesketh, an expert on the relationship between history, science and religion will discuss his research that examines the politics of publishing a sensational anonymous account of Christ’s life on November 28.