The HSA is an Arts Undergraduate Society association at McGill representing all History students including those pursuing Minors, Majors, Honours and Joint Honours programs as well as any McGill students enrolled in at least one history class. We hold fun events such as Wine and Cheeses, Trivia Nights,  and open forums on current events.  We also publish Historical Discourses, our annual journal for excellence in undergraduate research in History.

Follow our listservs for information on getting involved, or come speak to our executives in their office hours. We also hold open meetings where we solicit ideas and feedback from our members.  The HSA is always looking for new participants, so if you want to help run an event or just come see what’s going on, check us out!  We hope to see you at our upcoming events.

The Exec:

President – Rachel Almuli



Hello hello history students, my name is Rachel Almuli and I will be your President! I’m a U3 Honours History student with a minor in Political Science, and unsurprisingly my research interests revolve around what the laws and politics of a period can tell us about the people living in them. My non-academic interests include sitcoms, fantasy books, baking, and plants. I’m very excited to meet you all and work with the HSA this year, so please do stop by my office hours or message me anytime

VP External/Academic Affairs – Maeve Botham


Contact: mcgill.hsa.external@gmail.com

Hi all! My name is Maeve and I am a fourth year student in joint honours history and political science. As VP External, it’s my job to connect the HSA to the wider world. I’m looking forward to meeting more history students throughout the year!

VP Communications – Sonia Mahajan


Contact: mcgill.hsa.communications@gmail.com

Hello everyone! My name is Sonia Mahajan, and I will be the VP communications for the HSA this year. I am working towards a double major in History and Political Science, and a minor in Communications Studies! While I am not frantically writing essays at McLennan, some of my passions include drinking hot chocolate, shopping and experimenting from my copy of Julia Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’! Please feel free to contact me via the email listed above or reach out to me on campus 🙂 

VP Academic – Linnea Kornhauser


Contact: mcgill.hsa.academic@gmail.com

Hi! My name is Linnea Kornhauser and I’m a U3 student working on an honours in History with a double minor in Politics, Law and Society and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. I’m mostly interested in modern American history with a focus on the American Revolution and Civil War. When I’m not snuggling with my double doodle, Maisie, I’m usually curled up with a good book or trying to get tickets to Hamilton. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions!

VP Finance – Ashton Mathias


Contact: mcgill.hsa.finance@gmail.com

Hi everybody! My name is Ashton Mathias and I’m thrilled to be your HSA VP Finance for the year! I’m a 3rd year Hon. Poli Sci student, with a double minor in History and Economics. I’m from the true center of the universe, Mississauga, ON, and now live in the Plateau. Outside of my academic life, I love watching late-night comedy, listening to Kendrick Lamar, reading satire, and fantasizing about where to travel next. If you have any ideas for the HSA this year, come to my office hours!

VP Internal – Brianna Cheng 


Contact: mcgill.hsa.internal@gmail.com

Hello everyone! My name is Brianna Cheng and I’m super-duper excited to be your VP Internal for HSA this year! I’m a U2 student working towards a Joint Honours History and Political Science degree! I’m originally from (around) Toronto and my interests include going to concerts, drinking tea at every hour of the day, exploring Montreal, and Harry Styles. I love meeting people who share my passion for history, so please feel free to contact me anytime through the email listed!

VP Events –  Charlotte Scott-Frater


Contact: mcgill.hsa.events@gmail.com 

My name is Charlotte Scott-Frater, and I’m a U2 Honours history students with a minor in urban systems. I’m interested in 20th century urban history, and can tell you lots of niche fun facts about different cities if you come to my office hours! Outside of history, I’m a prolific knitter, embroider, and can bake high quality pies. If you have any event pitches, or just want to chat about history/cities, swing by my office hours!

Social Media:

HSA Website: www.mcgillhsa.com

HSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_228110280552076&ap=1

HSA on the McGill webpage: http://www.mcgill.ca/history/undergraduate/life/association/

McGill History webpage: http://www.mcgill.ca/history/

Journal:  Historical Discourses. Published annually by undergraduate history students.

HSA Office:  Leacock 629. See our Contact page for office hours.


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