The Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies Advantage
The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies offers a broad range of exciting and distinctive interdisciplinary courses. Courses in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies lead to majors and minors that will complement any undergraduate degree program.
At the graduate level, you can study in our well-established MA program in Canadian Studies or apply to the Ph.D. program that has been run jointly with Trent University since 2001.
The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies tackles problems that do not fit easily into disciplinary boundaries, including the relationship between settlers and the land they occupy, the trauma of colonialism and the process of reconciliation, the complexities of understanding and preserving heritage, tensions between urban and rural parts of the country, nation-branding, and the representation and performance of identity. These problems demand creative and innovative research methods and ways of thinking; the goal of our programs is to help students develop the skills necessary to meet them.