Presentation on theme: "A little known secret about Canadian Studies seminars… many upper level courses are limited to 20 people! Canadian Studies at McGill."— Presentation transcript:
A little known secret about Canadian Studies seminars… many upper level courses are limited to 20 people! Canadian Studies at McGill
Join the CSAUS (Canadian Studies Association of Undergraduate Students) for many events, including beer & pizza gatherings. Canadian Studies at McGill
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Canadian Studies at McGill
Who teaches for the Institute? “What is a country for? Who are Canadians to become? Why is Canada similar yet different than other countries? How can we better define and understand this place and its populations? These are a few of the big questions that propel the teaching, research, and public education functions of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.” Canadian Studies at McGill Antonia Maioni, a specialist in Canadian healthcare policy, director of MISC
“Universities introduce us to the world to help us to understand ourselves. Canadian studies invite us to start that understanding here, where we live and most will continue to live. Without knowing ourselves, we start in a partial vacuum.” Canadian Studies at McGill Who teaches for the Institute? Desmond Morton, renowned Canadian historian and author
Political Science (Government of Canada) English (Native Lit, Inuit Lit, Canadian Poetry) Anthropology (Native Peoples) Canadian Studies (Atlantic Canada, Sports in Canada) And many more… as long as they’re about Canada! What courses can be part of a Canadian Studies degree? Canadian Studies at McGill
“I’m having a lot of fun in the class so far. It’s small, which means we were able to go on a behind the scenes tour of the McCord Museum. I also love that I can get to know other students in my program so easily.” What do you do in Canadian Studies seminars? Canadian Studies at McGill Kelly Harris, Canadian Studies major, U2
Sociology (Television in Society) Art History (Art in Canada) Economics (Public Sector) French (Second Language, Litt québécoise) Geography (The Canadian City) And many more… as long as they’re about Canada! Canadian Studies at McGill What courses can be part of a Canadian Studies degree?
“It is an archetype of an interdisciplinary course in that it covers many aspects of Atlantic Canada including but not limited to its history, geography, and literature. Prof. Belanger conveys his passion for this region of Canada through his colourful lectures and a wide range of interesting and critical sources.” Canadian Studies at McGill What do you do in Canadian Studies seminars? Brent Nader, Canadian Studies minor, U2
“In a course such as Consumer Culture in Canada, it is very rewarding to work with the students in discovering how social theories relate to our local situation. Since the students come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, our discussions are rich.” Canadian Studies at McGill Shelley Butler, Visiting Professor What do professors say about Canadian Studies?
“The Canadian Studies program is interdisciplinary, which adds a welcome extra dimension to lectures. I enjoy the readings, lectures, tours, videos, the intimate classes, and all things Canadian!” Canadian Studies at McGill Amanda Murphy, Canadian Studies major, U3 What do you do in the Canadian Studies program?
Canadian Studies graduates can work in… Education Government Libraries Museums Public Archives Conservatories What can I do with a Canadian Studies degree? Canadian Studies at McGill Publishing Public Relations Journalism Industries Labour Relations Universities And many other fields!
MISC organizes many conferences and guest speakers Students are encouraged to attend! Canadian Studies at McGill McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson
Nathalie Cooke, Associate Professor and Canadian Studies Program Director Canadian Studies at McGill “MISC students encounter the best Canada has to offer both inside and outside the classroom. Because of our visiting professors and scholars, MISC students have the opportunity to work with Canadians who make the headlines and the news. Recently, MISC's offices have been home to Ed Broadbent, The Honorable Warren Allmand Kenneth Whyte (Editor-in-Chief, Macleans), and Michael Goldbloom (Toronto Star).” What do professors say about Canadian Studies?
Canadian Studies at McGill Through MISC, students have access to key public figures, like past Lunch and Learn speaker Michael Ignatieff