McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

MISC Interim Director Elsbeth Heaman named as finalist for Canada Prize

Published: 12Mar2018

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is happy to announce that the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has named Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of...

2018 Eakin Lecture: "The World Needs More Canada - or does it?" with Michèle Mendelssohn (Oxford University)


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,...

Books That Matter: Enlightenment Now with Steven Pinker


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...

"Tax, Order, and Good Government" Shortlisted for Quebec Writers' Federation Prize

Published: 17Oct2017

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is pleased to announce that the Quebec Writers' Federation has selected Tax, Order, and Good Government as a finalist for the Mavis Gallant Prize for...

Friday, November 17th: "Early French Tortuga, 1630-1665: The Native American Contribution" by Arne Bialuschewski (Trent)


Arne Bialuschewski teaches Atlantic History at Trent University. He has published extensively on cross-cultural relations involving non-state actors such as pirates and slave traders in the late...

"Two-Spirit Artists, Activism, and Healing", a presentation by Albert McLeod


This presentation will explore the work of various Two-Spirit artists, writers and photographers who contributed their artistic vision to the indigenous LGBT liberation/rights movement.

Indigenous Studies Program to feature new academic staff

Published: 22Aug2017

It is with great excitement that the Indigenous Studies Program welcomes Dr. Heidi Senungetuk and Ms. Gabrielle Doreen to the Program. ...

Academic Staff

Allan Downey (Assistant Professor and Chair of the Indigenous Studies Program)