**Office Update, September 2021**
(Please check here often for further updates.)
Our physical office is now open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. We do encourage students to reach out to us via email or phone, please find contact information below. Our faculty and staff are still working hard to support our students!
If you have questions about the program and are an undergraduate student: your first email should probably be to our Undergraduate Advisor, Vicki Norton.
If you have questions about the program and are a current graduate student: your first email should probably be to our Graduate Administrator, Vivian Hwang.
In both of these cases, please include your student number in your email, and if you’re asking for an appointment to meet (by phone or zoom), please suggest several possible times in your initial email.
If you are a prospective graduate student: your first email should probably be to our Graduate Assistant, Kelly Barnes.
If you’re not sure that these are the people you should be emailing, our full roster of administrative faculty and staff is:
Alison Smith (Chair)
Nakanyike Musisi, Associate Chair, Undergraduate (Acting)
Steven Penfold, Assoicate Chair, Graduate (Acting)
Allison Andres (Executive Assistant to the Chair)
Simon Lu (Department Manager)
TBA (Research Grants & Communications Officer)
Vicki Norton (Undergraduate Administrator & Student Advisor)
Christine Leonardo (Undergraduate & Administrative Assistant)
Vivian Hwang (Graduate Administrator)
Kelly Barnes (Graduate Assistant)
Therese McGuirk (General Inquiries)
Welcome to the Department of History!
U of T's Department of History offers exciting opportunities to interpret the past and probe its significance through research, education and life-long learning.
Each year, our internationally renowned faculty guide more than 7,000 talented students through the fascinating realm of historical study. Undergraduate courses encompass the globe and span the ages, while the unmatched range and quality of our highly competitive graduate program attracts the most dynamic young scholars. Active in local, national and international research and public affairs, faculty, students and alumni bring perspectives that enrich dialogues on the most important issues of our time.
One of the largest history departments in North America, we are home to a critical mass of expertise and are ranked 6th among public universities worldwide and 4th in North America.