History Department and Association of History Students (AHS) Trivia Night
February 29, 2024, 4:00-6:00pm, Abbotsford campus, building K, room K180
Come and test out your trivia knowledge! Meet some new people, enjoy some fun history trivia and maybe win a prize! Food and drink provided. Registration required, email email@example.com by February 26 to reserve your seat.
Annual History Tea
March 5, 2024, 12:30-2:00pm. Abbotsford campus. This event is by invite.
What to do with your History Degree?
October 24, 2023, 11:00am-2:00pm, Abbotsford campus, building B, room B121.
What to Do With Your History Degree is an event organized by the Association of History Students to showcase professions that are available for history students. This event allows university students to hear from past history students about their experiences in the workplace. Current students will hear from alumni about job opportunities and what parts of their degree have helped in their job. This event will provide students with information that can help you make decisions about your future and will open your eyes to all the different opportunities a History degree can provide.
Q & A will follow the presentations. Food & refreshments provided.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Scholar Open Talk
Join Dr. David Kim-Cragg as he presents his paper, "A Crack in Christendom: The Impact of the Korean Democratization Movement on Canadian Theological Education, 1950 to 1980". October 26, 2023, 4:30-6:00pm, Abbotsford campus, building K, room K180.
Abstract: During and immediately following the Korean War, Canadian theological colleges welcomed students from the Korean church on scholarships. The hope was to equipe leaders to help rebuild Korean society and provide guidance for the young church. The program succeeded beyond anyone's expectations. These Koreans returned to their contexts and helped to shape the defining moments of Korea's post-war history. Two, in particular, were leaders in the South Korean Democratization movement. But their leadership was not just for Korea. They had a message for the Canadian church and colleges that had help to form them as well: Christendom must collapse. This paper explores the stories of Koreans who received a theological education in Canada and the way their critique of that education has contributed to opening a space through which the Canadian church might reimage its future in a changing religious context.
Bio: David Kim-Cragg has a PhD in history from the University of Saskatchewan with specializations in East Asian, Canadian, and Indigenous history. His first book exploring the relationship between Korean Christians and the Canadian church, Water from Dragon’s Well: The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship, was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2022. Kim-Cragg is currently a sessional lecturer at Emmanuel College, the seminary of the United Church of Canada in the University of Toronto. His current interests include the Canadian history of Residential Schools, Indigenous Christianity, and Korean missions.
Annual History Honours Student Conference
May 25, 2023, 3:30-4:30pm, Abbotsford campus, K180. Seats are limited. For more info and to reserve a seat, email email@example.com.
History Dept. Annual Majors, Award Nominees, & Graduates Social (MAGS)
May 25, 2023, 5-7pm, Abbotsford campus, space - TBD. Email invites will be sent early May.