The department is privileged to be endowed with three annual prizes presented to majors or honours recipients:
- The David Beatty History Prize, commemorating the career of Dr. David Beatty, a much admired teacher and scholar, is awarded to the student graduating with the highest GPA in honours history.
- The I.O.D.E (N.B Chapter) Prize is awarded to the student ranking highest in standing in British and/or Commonwealth history.
- The Ian Newbould Prize in British History is awarded to the student judged best in British history.
Winners of departmental prizes for 2013 are:
- Lea Foy (Beatty Prize)
- Leanne Gaudet (I.O.D.E. Prize)
- Julia Cadney (Newbould Prize)