Dalhousie Undergraduate History Society

What we do and who we are

The Dalhousie Undergraduate History Society (UGHS) is a student society that meets weekly during the fall and winter semesters. The society serves as a venue where history students and history buffs alike meet and discuss interests they have in commonNew members are always welcome at any point in the academic year.

The Dalhousie Undergraduate History Society also leads events for the student community including, but not limited to, trivia nights, historical trips in and around Halifax, and our annual road trip. The Dalhousie Undergraduate History Society also produces Pangaea, our annual undergraduate journal that publishes student-authored work.

To contact the UGHS, please email: ughs@dal.ca

Click HERE for the UGHS 2021 Pandemic Edition Cookbook [pdf].



President: Amy Paleczny


Hi! I’m Amy and I’m the President of the Undergraduate History Society. I am a fourth year History major at Dal and am minoring in Political Science. I am particularly interested in Feminist History, but I love learning about all areas and time periods. I’m currently researching the cultural history of teenage girls for my honours thesis project. In my free time I love to cook, go for walks, and explore Halifax. I’m really excited for the events UGHS has planned this year and can’t wait to meet everyone! Feel free to reach out to me (amy.paleczny@dal.ca) if you have any questions or ideas for UGHS!

Vice President: Aly Boone


Hi! My name is Aly Boone and I am the Vice-President for the Undergraduate History Society. I'm in my fourth year at Dal and I'm doing a double major in English and History; I particularly enjoy studying Russian history. In my free time I like going on runs, reading, and getting coffee (you can often find me at Coburg Social). I am thrilled for the events UGHS has to offer this year! Feel free to reach out at al381770@dal.ca if you have any questions or comments about UGHS! 

Treasurer: Gideon Morton

Gideon Jan 2022

Hello, my name is Gideon Morton and I am the Treasurer for UGHS. I am currently working on a History degree, with a minor in the History of Science and Technology. I focus my studies primarily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular interest in colonial and post-colonial history. Within this context I am also interested in the history of science and religion, as well as radical politics. I enjoy reading (largely historical fiction) and outdoor activities such as cycling and camping. I am looking forward to being in person next year and meeting some new faces!

Secretary: Emma Waney


Hello! My name is Emma Waney. I am currently in my fourth year completing my Honours in History with a minor in American Studies. My history interests are primarily in Gender and Women Studies in Colonial American History. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing board games, and spending time outdoors. I look forward to a great year with the UGHS!

DASSS Representative: Leah Luong


Hey! I'm Leah Luong. I am a 2nd year student doing a double major in History and Political Science. My favourite history era is Medieval History. Outside of school, I love running, baking, and trying out new coffee stores around town. I am looking forward to meeting you all in person, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My email is: Tr549039@dal.ca.

Social Media Coordinator: Nabil AbiDaoud


Hi, my name is Nabil AbiDaoud, I'm from Halifax and I'm the current social media coordinator for the UGHS. I am currently in my first year where I am majoring in economics and minoring in mathematics. For me history is more a subject that I enjoy and find endlessly intriguing, and though I don't plan on majoring in history it is always nice to get to learn more of our past. My particular area of interest is late medieval to around the first world war. My other interests include (but not limited to) cooking, gardening and carpentry. I can't wait to see all y’all at our UGHS events (: 

First Year Representative: Henry Lu


Hello everyone, I am Henry, and I am the first-year representative of Undergraduate History Society. As you might be aware, I like drawing but quite a digital art geek yet. I have taken three history courses at dal and all of them have great instructors, and currently I am taking Occult from Antiquity to Postmodernity course with Dr. Kyle Fraser. For me most interesting topics of history are historical martial arts and historical buildings. I am looking forward to meet all of you in future.