Our commitment to outstanding education, research and outreach wouldn’t be possible without the support of our alumni, friends and partners.
At UBC and in the Department of History, we generate ideas that improve and inspire. We believe that learning from the past creates a better future.
You can have a lasting impact on generations of students and scholars through your involvement and investment. Many enriching student experiences wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions of our donors. Read the latest student story.
Memorial Scholarship Created in Honour of History Professor Robert McDonald
Featured Projects you can support
There are many ways you can support history students and research at UBC, including the following:
Robert A. J. McDonald Memorial Scholarship in History
Join friends, family, former students, and colleagues in support of the Robert A. J. McDonald (1944-2019) Memorial Scholarship for outstanding graduate students working on the history of British Columbia.
Travelling Scholars Fund
The Travelling Scholars Fund provides funding for History honours and graduate students to do research around the world, assisting our department’s ability to advance our goal of world-class education and research.
History Department Annual Fund
The History Department Annual Fund supports crucial activities such as colloquia and workshops, faculty research and teaching, as well as special opportunities for our undergraduate students including the History Students’ Association.
Alice Maud Burge Endowment Fund
The Alice Maud Burge Endowment Fund for Student Engagement was established by UBC alumnus Bill Burge (LLB’54) in honour of his mother, Alice Maud Burge, who shared his love of history. Promoting creative and innovative student research in the Department of History, income from the fund supports activities such as student participation at scholarly conferences and the annual Alice Maud Burge Lecture, a graduate-student organized lecture and one-day workshop with an invited historian of special accomplishment and note.
- 2013: Natalie Zemon-Davis
- 2014: Ann Stoler
- 2015: Robert Darnton
- 2016: Jodi Byrd
- 2017: Beverly Lemire
- 2018: Ian Miller
- 2019: Audra Simpson
Canadian History Graduate Research Travel Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Emeritus History Professors, this scholarship helps graduate students in Canadian history visit archives outside Vancouver for their thesis or dissertation research.