Student Association

The History Students Graduate Association (HGSA) is a group of graduate students committed to supporting graduate student life and community in the History Department

The HGSA is responsible for organizing a number of events — including the Qualicum Conference, and the Burge Lecture as well as internal events for graduate students.

Qualicum History Conference

For more than 40 years, UBC history graduate students have participated in the annual Qualicum Student-Faculty History Conference on Vancouver Island. This conference brings together History faculty and students of the major British Columbia universities for a weekend of intellectual exchange and fun. The conference is generously supported by the Departments of History from the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and UBC.

Burge Lecture

The Burge Lecture is an annual keynote lecture that provides students, faculty, alumni and community members the opportunity to connect with historians and other scholars engaged in exciting research. Past Burge speakers have included Robert Darnton, Ian Miller, Richard White, Tara Zahra, Natalie Zemon Davis, Ann Stoler, and most recently, Audra Simpson from Columbia University.

Co-Presidents: Nathan Lucky and Eben Prevee

Secretary: Hannah Facknitz

Treasurer: Ryan Sun

TA Union Representative: Dane Allard

Faculty Representative: Edgar Liao

Social Representative: Nila Ayu Utami

Book Sale Representative: Sean James

Equity Representative: Georgia Twiss

Graduate Student Society Representative: Mina Rigby-Thompson

Burge Committee Chair: Mercedes Peters

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