History Undergraduate Writing Support Centre

Welcome to History Undergraduate Writing Support Centre

The History Department is delighted to announce the launch of our new History Undergraduate Writing Support Centre. This is a pilot project for the Department this term. Our Writing Advisers, graduate students in History, will be available to assist you with written assignment for your history courses by appointment, either virtually or in-person from Jan. 23 to Apr. 6, 2023.

Our mission is to support all undergraduate students that are taking courses with Department of History to succeed in their history writing assignments. 

Here is some important information:

  • The Centre can only provide support for assignments in History courses (HIS, JHA, JHN, JHP, JSH, JAH)
  • Our experienced Writing Advisers are NOT copy editors. They will give you tips and share tricks to improve your writing, and they will point out problems, but you will be the one to fix the problems. 
  • Book early!!!
  • Our Writing Advisers will provide both virtual and in-person support sessions. The in-person session will be held in Room SS 2065 (located in the Department of History). The link to virtual session will be sent to your email before the session. 

Wondering how to book a session? The booking process is easy. Click Here to book an appointment and answer a few easy questions. 

The Department has hired two outstanding history graduate students as our Writing Advisers. Here are some information about them. 

Hareda Fakhrudin

I am currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts program with the history department at the University of Toronto. My research focuses on the history of Somalia and the Somali diaspora. I am particularly interested in looking at the history of the Banaadiri people in Southern Somalia and within the Somali diaspora, exploring the question of who the Banaadiri-Somalis are, their contributions to Somali history and society, and their current status. Presently, my research examines how the Banaadiri-Somali diaspora have engaged in memory work to recreate home in the diaspora. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, binge watching and going out for walks. I look forward to helping undergraduate students with their historical research and writing and ensuring that they are confident with their work! 

Rebecca Hicks 

I am a Master’s student in History here at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. I completed my Bachelor of Arts – Combined Honours in History and English at the University of Alberta from 2018 to 2022 – a wonderful opportunity, but one that was challenging without a resource like the History Writing Centre. I currently research topics related to the history of broadcast media and commemoration and memory studies, a combination that allows me to unite my love of television and radio with my historiographical interests. In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to the opera, and volunteering with my Girl Guides unit. I’ve played hockey since I was a little girl and I remain a massive Leafs fan, so feel free to drop by to discuss the latest game! Learning the ropes of historical research, analysis, and writing strategies can be difficult, but we are here to help you gain those competencies and, most importantly, grow intellectually.  


Please be part of our success in the History Undergraduate Writing Support Centre. We welcome all comments and feedback. Please send your comments and feedback to the History Manager and enter a draw to win a $20 gift card from Second Cup. 

We are looking forward to seeing and hearing from you!!!