Register now: Winter 2021 courses in Canadian Studies

 

Engaging with Canadian public affairs involves a concrete understanding of Canada’s history and society, and a focus on the spaces where social movements meet political institutions. To build that understanding, Canadian Studies classes are offered on a diverse range of topics. Read on below for some upcoming courses offered by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, as well as information about Quebec Studies program, videos from recent events, and more!

 

For registration and program details, visit https://www.mcgill.ca/misc/undergraduate/cans.

 

 

CANS 413 | QCST 400

LIVING IN MONTREAL: ETHNICITY AND “RACE” FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT

What does it mean now to be a Québécois and a Montréalais? Debates about systemic racism, reasonable accommodation, the proposed Charter of Values, and Bill 21 have dominated public discourse in Québec for more than a decade. To place these deliberations in perspective, this multidisciplinary seminar takes a close look at ethnicity, “race,” gender, and class in Montreal from the nineteenth century to contemporary society.


CANS 405 | JWST 346

JEWISH ORTHODOX WOMEN IN NORTH AMERICA

What are Jewish feminisms and why should we care? This course investigates orthodox Jewish women’s presence in contemporary art and politics, and situates Jewish female orthodoxy as complex, multidimensional, and engaged in the foundation of new creative spaces in North America.


CANS 303

MIGRATION, POWER, AND POSSIBILITIES FOR CHANGE

How, when, and why do migrants and communities organize to make concrete changes to social and immigration policies? This course will draw from historical and critical approaches to explore politics of inclusion/exclusion, neoliberalism, colonialism, power, and oppression surrounding social and immigration practices and policies.

 

CANS 406 | POLI 427

THE POLITICS OF SOCIAL POLICY IN CANADA

This course explores the politics of social policy in Canada, with a specific focus on the evolution of different social policy instruments over time. Because of the nature of Canada’s political system, special attention is given to federalism and the relationship between Ottawa and the provinces in social policy reform.

 

CANS 420

SHAPING PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN CANADA

This class provides an exploration of key aspects of public affairs and leadership in Canada. Politics in Canada and elsewhere has shifted in dramatic ways over the last decade, as have corporate life, social expectations and technology. Public affairs practice has mirrored these changes, sometimes more and sometimes less successfully. Each class will provide an opportunity for students to meet individuals working in public affairs in Canada.

 


 

Pourquoi étudier le Québec à McGill?

 

 

Pour les étudiantes et les étudiants mcgillois, regardez ce court témoignage de Véronique Leblanc qui parle des avantages de la mineure en études québécoises et apprentissage par engagement communautaire à la Faculté des arts à McGill. Pour en savoir plus: https://www.mcgill.ca/qcst/fr/programmes.

 

Watch Minister David Lametti's Mallory Lecture

 

MISC and the McGill Faculty of Law were pleased to co-present the 2020 J.R. Mallory Lecture. The Hon. David Lametti discussed his work as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and his experience working in politics and academia.

 

Click here to watch the video now.

 

Apply for The William Weintraub Prize

 

The William Weintraub Prize is a $2,000 prize awarded by the Quebec Studies Program to one undergraduate student exploring the politics and culture of Quebec and Montreal.

 

For more information and admission guidelines, visit our website.

 

Upcoming Events from MISC

 

Stay tuned for announcements about MISC's upcoming 2021 public programming, with events featuring Ellen Gabriel, Jean Charest, Debra Thompson, and more!

 

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