The study of history gives us a sense of the richness and diversity of past cultures and societies. As an academic discipline it also helps students to develop skills that are essential in the pursuit of more advanced work and in the quest for interesting and challenging employment. Here's a sampling of people who have studied history at Langara College:
- Stephanie Higgs left Langara to pursue courses at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At present she is thoroughly enjoying her work in publishing in New York City.
- Ujjal Dosanjh studied history at Langara before pursuing a law degree. He later became Premier of B.C.
- Raoul Grossman began studying history at Langara and now teaches in the History department.
- Danica Piche was accepted directly into Law School at U.B.C. on the basis of her grades at Langara.
- Kenneth Roberts studied Medieval history at Langara and completed his Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia, U.K.
- Lucy Harrison won the Winston Spencer Churchill Challenge scholarship for a history paper she wrote at Langara. She then entered the Honours History program at U.B.C.
- Ulrich Teucher began studying ancient history at Langara shortly after he immigrated from Germany. He then completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at U.B.C.
- Two former history students chose to pursue careers in education: Elaine Dornan completed a B.Ed at Simon Fraser University; Jack Johnston now teaches primary school in the Vancouver Public School system.
- Michelle Good went straight from Langara to Law School at U.B.C. Having earned her law degree, she is now practising law in Kamloops, representing residential school survivors, after teaching history and indigenous studies at UBC Kelowna.
- After studying History at Langara, Sean Maschmann pursued an Honours BA at UBC. He then went on to complete his Masters degree in History, and is now teaching in our department here at Langara.