Carleton’s Canadian Studies graduates pursue an extraordinary variety of professions and are leaving a lasting legacy in boardrooms, heritage sites, newsrooms, museums, embassies, legislative chambers, galleries, and universities around the world.
See what our alumni are saying….
MA CDNS 1977
After serving as a teacher in the US Peace Corps in the West African Country of Cote d’Ivoire, I found Carleton to have been a great place to study. The Professors were some of the best in the world and the experience was excellent. Taking classes in both French and English was a real draw for me.
Emily-Jane (Hills) Orford
MA CDNS 1996
The Canadian Studies program opened my eyes to the myriad of fascinating Canadian stories which need to be shared, written, appreciated and this is what I’ve done with my multiple books http://emilyjanebooks.ca and through online and print publications.
MA CDNS 2014
I enjoyed my experience in the department and program. I liked being in an interdisciplinary program because my academic interests are diverse and inter-sectional.
PhD CDNS 2012
Pursuing an interdisciplinary graduate education can be intellectually stimulating as well as challenging as you learn across backgrounds and terminologies that often compete. Canadian Studies provides an important arena to have these discussions, and to take pause over previously unquestioned assumptions.
Rosalie Smith McCrea
MA CDNS 1980
My memory of the program for the MA degree was that it was thorough. Students had to take prerequisite courses and electives as well. I was able to take courses that gave me a broader knowledge of Canadian history and culture from an artistic, literary and musical perspective. My MA thesis was directed by Dennis Reid who was then a leading Curator in Canadian painting at the National Gallery of Canada.
MA CDNS 2006
I would recommend Canadian Studies at Carleton because the professors are very interested in allowing you to the realize your potential. The School brings Canadian Studies to life!
Moira Anne MacDermaid
MA CDNS 1967
Now more than ever, we need to understand our past and mobilize our resources and energy in order to flourish as a country and to work in solidarity with First Nations, immigrants, and other less privileged groups in society to achieve equality. I heartily recommend Canadian Studies as a route to this understanding.
MA CDNS 1995
The Canadian Studies program provides a platform for students to “spend their credits” on courses in many areas of interest, making them a broad thinker, exposing them to an incredibly diverse range of concepts and ideas.
MA CDNS 1991
I benefited from the interdisciplinary learning atmosphere and resources at Carleton, and I was in class with students from across Canada. I highly recommend the program.
Cara Des Granges
BA CDNS/POL SCI 2012
I would recommend the program as it is a really diverse degree that is a great fit for those with diverse interests like culture, history, politics and more. Because of the variety of topics covered you are constantly learning new material which is fun.