History Graduate Student Association (HGSA)

Welcome to the HGSA at Western!

The History Graduate Student Association plays a key role in the graduate community at Western. We act as a liaison between the Department of History and graduate organizations across campus. The HGSA plans social events, network opportunities, and assists professional development opportunities within the department. The HGSA holds bi-monthly meetings to discuss department concerns, plans, and ideas. Membership is free. All graduate students enrolled in the Department of History are considered members of the HGSA.

Our Constitution

Department Events

  • September Orientation
  • History movie nights
  • Trivia nights
  • Fundraising events
  • Faculty and Graduate student coffee/tea hours
  • Department holiday party

Select Committees and Groups

The HGSA holds elections each fall and spring.  There are a number of committees affiliated with the HGSA that are open for members to join.

McCaffrey Speakers Series

The McCaffrey seminars are a lecture series held once a month in the history department and offer graduate students the opportunity to share their research. Upper year graduate students are encouraged to apply in the summer before the school year begins in the fall. The HGSA elects a student in the spring term each year to organize the seminar series with the department.

Executive Positions

Chairs: Ambjorn Adomeit & James Caldwell
Treasurer: Charles Christensen
Social Committee Co-Chairs: Wesley Bengtson & James Caldwell
Graduate Committee Representative: 
Public History Representative: 
EDI Committee Representative:

Appointments Committee Representative: 
Social Media Coordinator: Charles Christensen
Undergraduate Liaison: 
PSAC Local 610 Departmental Stewards: Colter Rosborough
SOGS Councillors: Charles Christensen & Ambjorn Adomeit
McCaffrey Series Coordinator - Ryan McLachlan

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at historygsa@uwo.ca 

Follow us on Twitter - @westernu_HGSA and Instagram @westernhgsa