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Thanks to donors like you we are able to support students, programs, and research.

There are a number of ways that donors can support the Department of History. You can contribute to an existing scholarship fund, create a student award or bursary, donate in honour of a loved one or support us by leaving a gift in your will. Each and every donation makes a difference for the students and the research that you support. The Department is currently raising funds for the Maggie Osler Memorial Scholarship and the Stephen J. Randall Prize.

To make a donation online for the Department of History you can choose from the following areas to support:

Department of History Annual Fund

The Department of History Annual Fund supports undergraduate and graduate scholarships that enable students to excel in their studies. We very much appreciate our donors' contributions to these awards.

History Department Excellence Scholarship

Awarded annually to the continuing history major or honours student with the highest overall grade point average.

History Department Excellence Scholarship

Maggie Osler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been created in the name of Dr. Margaret “Maggie” J. Osler to honour her work and her 35-year contribution to the Department of History. It is given annually to the highest-achieving student in areas of Maggie's intellectual, teaching and research interests.

After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1963, Maggie went on to study under Richard S. Westfall in the Department and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 1968. In 1975, she found her permanent academic home in Calgary. Among the many subjects that she studied, seventeenth-century French natural philosopher Pierre Gassendi remained at the core of her scholarship. She is remembered by her colleagues and students as an internationally known scholar devoted to excellence in the course of her teaching, actively involved in academic life until her death on September 15, 2010.
To contribute to the scholarship, please contact the Department of History or click on the link below. A tax receipt will be provided. 

Maggie Osler Memorial Scholarship

Stephen J. Randall Prize

This prize was established to recognize Dr. Stephen J. Randall’s long and distinguished service to the University of Calgary on the occasion of his retirement. Stephen received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and taught for fifteen years at McGill University. He came to Calgary in 1989 as the Imperial Oil-Lincoln McKay Chair in American Studies. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (1994-2006), Director of the Institute for United States Policy Research (2006-2009), and Director of the Latin American Research Centre (2010-2014). It will be awarded annually to the best honours thesis completed in the department.

Stephen J. Randall Prize

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