McGill Institute for the Study of Canada


Join McGill Modern Greek Studies on Monday, March 26th, for Professor Evie Tastsoglou's talk "Treading Carefully Between Burden, Fraud, and Threat: The '(Un)Deserving Refugee' Discourse in Canadian Jurisprudence". 

The event begins at 12pm in LEA 638 and is co-sponsored by the Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC). 


Classified as: immigration, refugees

If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trend lines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous – not just in the West, but worldwide. Such progress is no accident: it's the gift of a coherent value system that many of us embrace without even realizing it. These are the values of the Enlightenment: of reason, science, humanism and progress.

Classified as: External, staff, students, faculty, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

The Scottish influence in Canadian history has been of undeniable importance, facilitated by intensifying transatlantic ties between Scotland and northern North America and manifested in multiple spheres of Canadian society, from business and government to education and cultural life. As historians increasingly investigate Canadian history’s transnational dimensions, there remains much to discover about the Scottish connection and its diverse impacts. This one-day colloquium, Rediscovering the Scots, inaugurates the St.


In recent years, The World Needs More Canada has become a beloved slogan. It encapsulates one of the country’s favourite stories about itself: open-minded, immigrant-friendly, tolerant, cosmopolitan. Why do Canadians believe this? Are these values specifically “Canadian”? How did this national narrative come into existence? The answers to these questions tell us who we think we are, and what we want the world to think of us. They go to the heart of Canadian culture and its relationship to the world.

Classified as: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Trace, late 14th century, “to make a plan or diagram”, from Old French, 12th century, trasser “delineate, score, trace, follow, pursue”.

Classified as: Library exhibition, Friends of the Library, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives, Osler Library of the History of Medicine