Institute for the Study of Canada

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Location

Location

  • McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
  • 3463 Peel Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 1W7
  • Telephone: 514-398-8346
  • Email: misc.iecm [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/misc

About the Institute for the Study of Canada

About the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Established in 1994 thanks to an innovative agreement between the Bronfman family and McGill University, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) runs an academic program at McGill University, supports an active research environment, and organizes a variety of large-scale, public events on matters of interest to Canadians, including MISC's Annual Conferences, which attract a great deal of attention from policy-makers, media, and the general public. While the Institute itself is non-partisan, MISC is no stranger to debate and controversy.

Our programs provide interdisciplinary courses on Canada and integrate the study of Canada in different departments throughout the Faculty of Arts at McGill. We explore Canada from all scholarly angles and we welcome every point of view. We mediate between the public activities of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and students, to whom we offer a special invitation to attend MISC events. We work closely with partner departments to ensure that students receive exposure to rigorous disciplines and methods and to innovative new media and techniques for expression and exploration. Distinguished visiting lecturers and guest speakers—and singers and dancers—as well as opportunities for student exchange and internships expose our students to the full range of geographical, political, cultural, and social diversity of this country. Students are also encouraged to attend congresses of Canadian Studies and to publish in our student-run journal. Our graduates go on to careers in government, law, business, education, social service, media and journalism, and graduate work in the social sciences and humanities.

For more information, see the Institute's website.

Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies provides students with a broad multidisciplinary view of the nature and development of Canada. The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada offers the following program in Canadian Studies:

  • Minor Concentration

The Minor Concentration in Canadian Studies is designed to encourage bilingualism, interdisciplinarity, and critical engagement. Our graduates go on to careers in the arts, government, the media, education, law, business, social service, and the University.

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada offers the following program in indigenous studies:

  • Minor Concentration in Indigenous Studies

The Minor in Indigenous Studies provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary view of key issues in the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of indigenous life in Canada. Core courses offered by the program will provide interdisciplinary treatments of indigenous life, and students will choose complementary courses from among those offered in other units at McGill. Topics addressed in courses include the history of indigenous populations in Canada, aboriginal art and culture, the experience of indigeneity and gender, and legacies of indigenous resistance to the Canadian state. The Minor in Indigenous Studies draws on expertise and experience in indigenous affairs located at McGill University and within the broader community.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated May. 12, 2019) (disclaimer)

Institute for the Study of Canada Faculty

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Faculty

Director
Daniel Béland; Ph.D.(EHESS Paris)
Program Director
Christa Scholtz; Ph.D.(Princ.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated May. 12, 2019) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Canadian Studies (18 credits)

The Minor program enables students to take courses about Canada outside the areas of their other major or minor concentrations. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Canadian Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Canadian Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Indigenous Studies (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration in Indigenous Studies provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary view of key issues in the historical, social and cultural dimensions of Indigenous life in Canada. Core courses offered within the program will provide interdisciplinary treatments of Indigenous life. The Program will focus on the history of indigenous populations in...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Indigenous Studies (18 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2019-2020 (last updated May. 12, 2019) (disclaimer)