Following the advice of Ottawa Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada, Carleton University has closed all non-essential services. For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Until further notice, the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies will be operating online, and all faculty and staff will be working remotely. All of our offices in Dunton Tower are currently closed to in-person visits.

We are, however, available to you via email and will make every effort to respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.

For student support around programming, please contact our Program Administrator Lori Dearman.

Specific queries about the undergraduate program in Canadian Studies should be directed to
Dr. Catherine Khordoc, the Interim Undergraduate Supervisor and queries about Indigenous Studies should be directed to Dr Julie Tomiak, Coordinator of the Indigenous Studies programs.

All queries related to our Master’s and Doctoral programs should be directed to Dr Anne Trépanier the Graduate Supervisor. All other School-related issues should be directed to Donna Malone. 

We recognize the difficulty of our current situation and we are working to support students and each other through this period of social distancing. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Best wishes,
Anna Hoefnagels
Director, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies


Carleton’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies has a long history of advancing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching on Canada, its colonial history, Indigenous peoples, and the various groups who occupy the country. In particular, our pedagogy and scholarship considers the conjoined histories of Indigenous peoples and Canadians as a complex and ambiguous relationship which continues to impact every resident of the country. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls for reconciliation through an active process of decolonization. This is a shared undertaking in which Carleton and all other educational institutions will play a leading role. In keeping with this, our teaching and research is driven by a commitment to critical analysis and to fostering the growth of diverse, sustainable, and just communities.

We believe the university has a crucial role to play in the collective work of coming to terms with the past, recognizing the present, and imagining the future.  We invite you to join us, as we aim to remember honestly and move forward respectfully into our shared future.

Carleton University acknowledges the location of its campus on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.