Welcome back to a new semester at McGill, and a new slate of events from the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada!


We have two events about the upcoming election happening next week. On Tuesday, September 14, MISC director Daniel Béland will be speaking about how COVID-19 has shaped electoral politics in both Canada and the US (hosted with UC Berkeley). On Thursday, September 16, a panel of four experts will discuss their perspectives for the 2021 Canadian election, including an analysis of the parties' main pledges, polling and methodology, regional issues, and more (hosted with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship).


Later this month, MISC will be hosting a discussion with Carol Anne Hilton about her new book Indigenomics and how to build a foundation for economic reconciliation. We’ll also be announcing the launch of our new podcast, Close-up on Canada, and more details about our upcoming annual conference, happening virtually on October 28 and 29. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated!


Students: still looking for classes this semester (or a new minor concentration)? Learn all about our courses and programs in Canadian, Quebec, and Indigenous studies at https://www.mcgill.ca/misc/undergraduate.


Bonne rentrée tout le monde!

CANS 404: Critical Museology



Taught by Dr. Shelley Ruth Butler, this seminar focuses on critical museology and heritage in Canada and on theoretical and practical approaches from the '90s to now. Museums and heritage sites have historically operated as sites of discipline and exclusion, but they can also be sites of reconciliation, self-determination, and resistance. Learn more about MISC's courses here.

MISC is launching a podcast!

Stay tuned — MISC's new podcast is coming soon! Our first season will be all about Canada's future, from how to preserve Indigenous languages, to why we don't have universal pharmacare (yet), to how COVID-19 impacted homelessness policy, and more. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to know when our episodes will launch.

The Intersect of Health and the Law: An Indigenous Journey



The McGill Research Group on Health and Law's 2021 Annual Lecture, featuring Sen. Yvonne Boyer, will take place on Wednesday, September 15, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Please RSVP by filling out this form.