Watch our latest webinars on long-term care policy and COVID-19


La pandémie de la COVID-19 a fait en sorte qu’on porte désormais plus d’attention que jamais aux enjeux concernant non seulement les CHSLD, mais aussi les soins de longue durée en général, incluant les soins à domicile.


This unprecedented crisis has had a drastic impact on the elderly living in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs), both in Québec and across Canada.


C’est la raison pour laquelle l’IÉCM a organisé deux webinaires en juin dernier sur ce sujet brûlant, webinaires basés sur des articles récemment publiés en français et en anglais.


MISC director Daniel Béland spoke with Professor Patrik Marier about long-term care policy reform, federalism and funding mechanisms, the challenges of growing social care in Canada, and the study of lessons drawn from different jurisdictions, in Canada and abroad.


Regardez les deux webinaires sur notre chaine YouTube en cliquant sur les images ci-dessous !


Both webinars are now available to watch on our YouTube channel by clicking the images below!


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Fall 2020

CANS Courses


There will be two undergrad seminars this semester. Canada and the Caribbean: Politics, Exile and Black Diaspora 

(CANS 401) will be taught by David Austin, and Critical Museology and Heritage in Canada (CANS 404) will be taught by Shelley Butler.

Understanding Canada (CANS 200) will be taught by Andrew Potter. Christopher Reid will return for Issues in Native Affairs (CANS 306), which will involve a close study of the Indian Act from an Indigenous perspective. Indigenous Art and Culture (CANS 315), cross-listed with AHCS, will be taught by Gloria Jane Bell.


For more information, visit our website here.



"Canadian Content"

Vol. 12


The 2020 McGill Undergraduate Journal of Canadian Studies is now available to read!


This volume contains undergraduate essays on topics ranging from Indigenous activism, contemporary

Anglo-Québécois literature, immigration and regionalism, and more.


Read it here.




Other MISC Academic News


MISC is pleased to announce that earlier this spring, McGill's Senate approved changes to the Canadian Studies Minor program. The program will now feature an emphasis on public affairs, and its capstone course, CANS 420, will focus on this as its explicit theme.


We are very excited by this change, and are confident this will continue to evolve and expand the program over the next few years.



As per decisions made at McGill and by the Faculty of Arts, all courses will be taught online in the fall semester, with the possibility of some optional in-person activities. 

Why are unions weaker in the US than in Canada?


Join us on September 22 for an online roundtable discussion on Barry Eidlin's recent book, Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada.


Étienne Cantin, Shannon Dinan, and Xavier Lafrance  will discuss the book's findings, followed by a response from the author, McGill professor Barry Eidlin. Axel van den Berg will moderate a discussion among the author and panelists, followed by audience Q&A. The event is free, but registration is required. To register and for more information, visit our website here.




Marshall McLuhan, the man behind Québec’s October Crisis?


On October 14, Jonathan Slater will discuss his research into McLuhan's work and mass media’s role in the tumultuous years between Québec’s Quiet Revolution and the October Crisis.


In the 1960s and 1970s, Canada’s preeminent media guru worked largely within the confines of the University of Toronto, far away from the social and political unrest fermenting in Québec during those years. Yet, from McLuhan’s writings and public pronouncements at that time and toward the end of his life, we know he was not insensitive to the plight of Québec francophones.


Jonathan Slater is the director of the Institute for Ethics in Public Life at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he chairs the Department of Journalism and Public Relations and directs the Jewish Studies program. Slater also is a faculty associate of the college’s Center for the Study of Canada.


The event will be followed by a Q&A and simultaneous translation will be offered. Register here.