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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Canadian Studies

Welcome from the Program Director

A special message to students from Dr. Siobhan O'Flynn, incoming Director of the Canadian Studies program.

The University of Toronto is home to an outstanding concentration of expertise on the study of Canada. Enroll in Canadian Studies to gain a critical understanding of contemporary Canada and make lasting, constructive contributions to the communities in which we live.

We ask critical questions

Internationally-acclaimed essayist and travel writer Pico Iyer observed during a recent visit to the program, “Canada is being reconstructed daily.” But how is it being reconstructed? With what aims? Who is included? Who is excluded? These are the kinds of critical questions that are addressed and passionately debated in the Canadian Studies program.

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Flexible Options for Your Degree

You may choose to undertake a specialist, major or minor degree in Canadian Studies, all of which are easily combined with more traditional disciplinary areas of study.

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Core Courses

The core courses (CDN267H1 / CDN268H1, CDN367H1 / CDN368H1) provide an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary Canadian issues. You can build on these courses to design a program that reflects your own interests.

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Canadian Studies Perspectives on COVID-19

Many UC faculty and students are responding to the ongoing public health crisis. See what they have been saying.

Upcoming Events

Mar 11
Please RSVP by Friday, March 5, 2021
James Joyce’s Dublin: The City Made and Unmade a talk featuring Colm Tóibín, Professor of the Humanities at Columbia Univeristy
Mar 25
Virtual Activity
Please RSVP by March 19, 2021
The UC Alumni Salon Series presents "Neural Stem Cells to Repair the Injured Brain: A Stroke of Genius" with Dr. Cindi M. Morshead (BSc 1986 UC)