Unique features of the BGInS Program include:

Multidisciplinary core courses that provide students with a common foundation in global and international studies.

18 specializations that allow students to acquire more in-depth knowledge of a subject or area of interest.

Language requirement that enables students to engage with another culture in a second language.

International Experience Requirement that provides students with the practical experience of living, working or studying abroad.

Experiential learning is a key feature of the student experience.


The BGInS Faculty and Staff strongly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand in solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine and with our students of Ukrainian heritage. We promise to provide academic support and flexibility to students who are directly affected by the war in Ukraine. We will treat all class discussions in a sensitive, respectful and informed manner, aware of the fact that this conflict is not an academic exercise but an ongoing situation of human suffering and tragedy.

The BGInS office is OPEN for in-person meetings from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday. We are also happy to assist you via e-mail, over the phone, and MS Teams or Zoom.  Staff will be available virtually from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday as well.

Our regular phone extensions will be operational as normal: Deborah Allotey – 613-520-7575; Nicki Ghosh – 613-520-2600 ext. 7552; Allyson Buchanan-Watson – 613-520-2600 ext. 7528

Please note that not all staff will be available on campus every day. We encourage you to reach out to the staff member you would like to meet with in order to book an in-person meeting to ensure they are available that day. Go here to book an appointment.