Heritage Conservation is an interdisciplinary field that has practical roots in advocacy, community-based pedagogy, and sustainable planning. Canadian Studies at Carleton has sustained a vibrant M.A. programme area in Heritage Conservation for almost thirty years. In 2019 we launched the BA Minor in Heritage and Conservation and in 2023 the MA in Canadian Studies with Concentration in Heritage Planning and Studies.

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Key School faculty teaching in heritage and conservation subjects include Dr. Jerzy (Jurek) Elżanowski (currently on leave) and Professor Susan Ross. They collaborate with colleagues in Architecture, Architectural History, Curatorial Studies, Engineering and History, who teach and/or do research in related subjects. Students from these other departments also participate in the graduate courses, providing a rich interdisciplinary context for learning and discussion of theory and practice. Students considering applying to study at the school are encouraged to contact professors Elżanowski and Ross to discuss their interests.