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Understanding Canada

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is the centre for Canadian, Quebec and Indigenous Studies programs at McGill University, and hosts a variety of public events exploring matters of interest to Canadians.

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MISC brings together both students and members of the public at a variety of events, including panels, webinars, the Mallory and Eakin Lectures, and our annual conference.

Academic Programs 

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada offers undergraduate programs in Canadian Studies, Quebec Studies and Indigenous Studies.

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MISC stands with Indigenous communities

We at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Indigenous Studies Program extend our hearts to the families of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, and to all Indigenous families and communities across Turtle Island whose children remain among the missing. Canada’s church-run, government-funded residential school policy was part of a system of policies seeking the erasure of Indigenous peoples. The trauma of that multifaceted system continues today.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report included a volume on missing Indigenous children and unmarked burials. Those seeking to deepen their understanding can find that volume here.

A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide support to former residential school students and those affected. The 24-Hour National Crisis Line is at 1-866-925-4419.

MISC still "open for business."

We wish to assure you that even though we are not physically on campus, MISC is still very much present and available for whatever questions or concerns you may have. Please get in touch using our email addresses on our Contacts page. Get the latest Covid-19 updates and learn what to expect for McGill’s return to campus this Fall, 2021.

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