After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone MISC’s Annual Conference for one year to October 28 and 29, 2021. While we will continue to organize online programming throughout the upcoming Fall and Winter semesters, we feel that it is best if the Annual Conference remain a space in which students, speakers, and audience members have the opportunity to convene and fully participate in these conversations.
To that end, we are positioning some of our online events as a lead-up to the 2021 Annual Conference.
Jarrett Rudy (1970-2020)
Born November 14, 1970, in Stratford, and raised in Tavistock, Ontario. He died at home on April 4, 2020, from complications following heart surgery, at 49 years of age. His early passing is deeply mourned by his wife, Cynthia Kelly, father and mother, Bob & Joan (Korgaard) Rudy, brother and sister-in-law, Jensen & Heidi (Janzen) Rudy, their two children, Daniel & Kate Rudy, and Heidi’s father, Peter Janzen.
On September 25th, as part of Indigenous Awareness Weeks 2018, the Indigenous Studies Program hosted four incredible Inuit women in involved in the arts: Heather Igloliorte (ᓯᕈ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᖅᑎ), Niap Saunders (ᓂᐊᑉ ᓴᓐᑐᔅ), Nina Segalowitz (ᓂᓇ ᓯᒐᓗᕕᑦᔅ), and Beatrice Deer (ᐱᐊᑐᐊᔅ ᑎᐅ). After presentations by each of the panelists, a warm and earnest discussion was had with the audience. A recording of the event was made and can be accessed here, there are also pictures of the event available through our Facebook page.
This weekend, Christa Scholtz (Chair, Indigenous Studies Program & Associate Professor of Political Science) wrote a letter to the editor of the Montreal Gazette:
"Original Meaning Isn't Everything"
Re: McGill Redmen should keep their name (Martin Patriquin, Oct 18)
Martin Patriquin suggests McGill University should keep the name of the men's varsity team, the Redmen. He writes that a decision to do otherwise would be "cowardice", an unprincipled abdication to political correctness. I disagree.
Daniel Béland appointed Full Professor of Political Science and Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
Daniel Béland nommé professeur titulaire de science politique et directeur de l'Institut d'études canadiennes de McGill
Prof. Heaman has won the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research: The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for her book Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). Using extensive archival research from private papers, commissions, the press, and the government, Prof. Heaman shows that the Constitutional Act of 1867 was about the need for Canadians to write a new tax deal that reflected the changing balance of regional, racial, and religious political accommodations.
We are very excited to announce that Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen, our faculty lecturer, will be leading McGill first ever landbased education field course this summer.
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is happy to announce that the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has named Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917 as the winner for the English category of the 2018 Canada Prize, "awarded to books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.
This week the Indigenous studies program made the news in the McGill Daily and the Eastern Door!
For the Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series, the Indigenous Studies Program invites an Indigenous Knowledge Holder to spend a week at the university to share their scholarship, work, and advocacy. Indigenous Knowledge Holders – whether they be wampum belt holders, storytellers, artists, activists, hereditary leaders, or academics– encompass generations of knowledge embedded within the cultural and epistemological worldview of Indigenous communities that span generations, to enrich the McGill Community.
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is happy to announce that the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has named Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917 as one of its five finalists for the English category of the 2018 Canada Prize, "awarded to books that make an excep