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History Students' Association

The History Students' Association (HSA) is an active group of students at Laurier who organize and host social and academic activities on and off campus, for the enjoyment of history students, staff, and the university community. The HSA is a great way to meet others in your program with similar interests. There are many opportunities to get involved with helping to plan and host our events.

We are always welcoming new members, so we encourage you to come check us out! You can find the HSA online via Facebook and Twitter, or reach us via email at

HSA Events

Academic events brought to you by the HSA include:

  • "Meet the Profs" night;
  • Academic series (advising students in areas such as essay writing, how to research for a history paper, etc.);
  • Trips to museums; and
  • The annual Tri-University Undergraduate History Conference.

Social events have included:

  • Live Diplomacy games;
  • Jeopardy;
  • Movie nights; and
  • BBQs.

2017/18 HSA Executive

  • President: Cameron Baer
  • Vice-president, academic: Braeden Suggitt
  • Vice-president, administration: Angela James
  • Vice-president, fundraising: Katelyn Leece
  • Vice-president, social: Stephanie Plante
  • Vice-president, finance: Matthew Morden
  • Year representative: James Baker
  • Year representative: Thiranga Wijedasa
  • Year representative: Duncan McKendrick

Residence Learning Community

The Department of History is part of a Residence Learning Community (RLC) revolving around the history of pirates. This RLC provides a hands-on experience in the Caribbean, with a focus on the history of Puerto Rico and the legacy of piracy and slavery. Students in this residence enrol in the same History course that introduces the island’s history and take an eight- or nine-day trip to Puerto Rico.

Digital Student Projects

View short documentaries produced by students of Laurier's HI346: Documentaries course.


Best essays from our 4th year seminars:

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