MISC Mission Statement

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The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada was established in 1994. Its mission is to:

  • promote a better understanding of Canada through the study of our heritage;
  • develop a clearer understanding of Canada's social, political and economic future;
  • identify and explore the benefits that a pluralistic society offers;
  • support the study of Canada across the country and internationally.


In order to achieve these goals, the Institute:

  • encourages a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Canada;
  • promotes public as well as university-based education about Canada;
  • fosters the development of networks in the areas of Canadian Studies;
  • enhances informed discussion of public policy.