School of Canadian Studies

School of Canadian Studies



As novelist and essayist John Ralston Saul put it, our “strange peculiarities” help make Canada not only unique and exciting but also a complex and “perpetually incomplete experiment.” When you study Canadian Studies at Carleton University, you’ll be engaging in a detailed investigation of this “incomplete experiment” and Canada’s place in the Americas and the world. Drawing on the insights of art and architecture, literature and language studies, history, politics, sociology and religion, as well as Indigenous, Québec, Gender and Women’s Studies, the Canadian Studies program at Carleton encourages new ways of exploring Canada and the diverse peoples, places, and practices located within its boundaries and beyond.



Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall – The Vickers-Verdun Annual Speaker Series in Canadian Studies

Chief Shingwauk (1773-1854), in partnership with the Anglican Church, founded ‘teaching wigwams’, hybrid education spaces that offered both an Indigenous and Euro-centric education to the Ojibway of Garden River. Rebuilt in 1934, Shingwauk Hall was absorbed into the Indian residential... More

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Language, Culture, and Power: An Opportunity for Students To Compare Canada’s Two National Capitals on a Ten Day Trip to Quebec City

Professor Anne Trépanier’s fourth year course Quebec Studies & Language, Culture and Power in Canada is one of two Carleton courses that has travelled to Quebec City to achieve a greater sense of understanding of the identity of Canada as a nation, but also to facilitate a more enhanced... More

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture – Socialist Monuments, Delayed Heritage and a Commons to Come

“Unsettling Heritage” is a one-day student-run symposium exploring how methods of conservation are evolving and adjusting as the discipline expands into a range of areas not typically, or historically, associated with heritage conservation.... More

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