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.

Featured Projects you can support

There are many ways you can support history students and research at UBC, including the following:

Travelling Scholars Fund for History Students

The Travelling Scholars Fund for History Students provides funding for honours and graduate students to conduct research in archives and libraries around the world. Your contributions to this fund help UBC History provide junior scholars with world-class education and unique research opportunities.

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.

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.


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