Commencing in the Fall of 2023, “Canada Talks” is the School’s new Series of guest lectures featuring speakers on topical issues facing Canada today.

Our Guest speakers:

Dr. John Price, Professor Emeritus (history), University of Victoria who spoke on the topic Echoes of 1923: Canada and Modern Sinophobia

Dr. Milana Nikolko, Adjunct Professor (EURUS), Carleton University scheduled to speak on the topic The role of Ukrainian diaspora groups in mnemonical preservation and the promotion of Holodomor narratives in Canada

Dr. Amrita Hari, Director (FIST), Carleton University scheduled to speak on the topic Making Sense of the Wicked Problem of Immigrant Work Integration in Canada

Huda Mukbil, security consultant and national security Instructor at Ottawa University, spoke about her journey From National Security to Political Candidacy: My Journey and 10 Key Lessons from Running with the New Democratic Party in Ottawa South

Dr. Jeremy Wildeman, Adjunct Professor and Fellow at the HRREC at Ottawa University, spoke about Canada, the Middle East and a Multipolar Word

Research Talks

The School regularly hosts Research Talks and during Fall 2023 and Winter 2024, we heard the following Talks:

Dr. Lisa Slater from the University of Wollongong, Australia spoke on Remembering Regions: the other roads to Gundagai

Dr. Phil Henderson Adjunct Research Professor with the School spoke on Colonial Fascism, A Rising Tide? Settler Anger, Constituent Power,
and the Long Arc of Backlash Politics

Gale Franklin, PhD candidate in the School spoke about Listening to Whiteness: Race, Space and Belonging on Parliament

Dr. Anne Trépanier, Associate Professor in the School spoke about Representations of Confederation: Monsters and Forced Marriage?

Casey Gray, PhD candidate with ICLSAC spoke on Assembled Bodies: Museum Curation as Apparatus of Bodily Production in Canada and the United States

The School of Canadian Studies hosts two annual Lecture Series.

The Vickers-Verduyn Lecture in Canadian Studies

The Vickers-Verduyn Speakers Series was established in 2011 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Carleton-Trent joint-PhD in Canadian Studies. Since its inauguration the School of Canadian Studies has invited a wide range of scholars, activists and artists to address the ways in which their work potentially challenges or influences approaches to Canadian Studies research.

The Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture in Heritage Conservation

Jill Taylor delivers the 2019 Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture.

The Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture in Heritage Conservation was established in 2012 to honour Herb Stovel, who was Associate Professor and coordinator of the Heritage Conservation program in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University from 2004 to 2012.
View information on past lectures — these are often held in conjunction with the graduate symposium.

The 2023 Herb Stovel lecture will be announced in the early Spring.

From 2002 to 2017 the School also hosted the annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts.
The archives of these conferences are hosted on the New Sun Conference website.