Department of History

Degrees available:

  • MA
  • PhD

Campus: Burnaby

Before you apply, please consult the departmental website for admission requirements.


Apply through our online application system. (See Application Process if you need assistance with your application, or with uploading your supporting documents.)

If you have admission-related questions, please email

Mailing Address for Sealed Documents
Department of History
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada  V5A 1S6

Please consult the program's website for the application deadlines.

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Bonnie has recently completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University and was the recipient of a SSHRC doctoral scholarship. Her dissertation, "Women in Red Serge: Female Police Bodies and the Disruption of the Image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police" along with her coursework, made her the recipient of the FASS Dean's Medal.


Fun fact

The Department of History has the funniest, and arguably most useful, handbook of graduate student advice, written by former department chair Mark Leier:

"Back up your work on your computer. Make hard copies, early and often. Remember that "my hard drive died" is widely regarded as the 21st century equivalent of 'my dog ate my homework.' Yes, it happens, and it may actually happen to you. But as an excuse for a late paper, it will be regarded with suspicion. Even if it actually happens twice, no one will believe you the second time."

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