About MISC

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Welcome to MISC

Established in 1994 thanks to an innovative agreement between the Bronfman Family and McGill University, MISC has focused on the study of Canada, teaching students about its past and its present, and hoping to play an important role in raising questions about Canada's future. 

Welcome to the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

MISC’s vision is to foster a broader and deeper understanding of Canada.

To support the achievement of this vision, MISC’s mission is to enrich Canadian society in three primary ways. First, by convening conversations about matters that are important to Canadians. Second, by educating and engaging students to be active participants in Canada’s future. Finally, by promoting interdisciplinary scholarship about Canada.

MISC’s strategic plan for 2021/2022—2023-2024 can be viewed here: PDF icon misc_strategic_plan_public.pdf

Public Outreach and Engagement

MISC produces programming and convenes students and members of the public together at a variety of events, including panels, webinars, the Mallory and Eakin Lectures, and at our annual conference. All events are focused on topics that matter to Canadians and are relevant to current public affairs. Learn more about our upcoming events here.

Undergraduate Teaching

MISC offers three distinct but complementary interdisciplinary programs are available to undergraduate students: Canadian Studies, Indigenous Studies and Quebec Studies. As part of the Faculty of Arts, MISC is especially interested in perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences. At the same time, MISC aims to be a hub for people from across campus and beyond who are interested in the study of Canada.

Research and Scholarship

MISC supports a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Canada and fosters the development of networks in the area of Canadian Studies by bringing together students, researchers about the country’s past, present, and future.


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