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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.


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.

MISC Annual Conference postponed to October 2021

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone MISC’s Annual Conference for one year to October 28 and 29, 2021.

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

MISC still "open for business."

At McGill, the Fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled and will proceed primarily through remote delivery platforms. 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.

NEWS - MISC Research Fellows

MISC is very glad to welcome four McGill faculty members for the next two years as MISC Research Fellows:

Professor Jill Hanley

Professor Erin Hurley (see also at CRIM)

Professor Gillian Lane-Mercier (see also at CRIM)

Professor Don Nerbas

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