Watch now: Nationalism, Secessionism, and Autonomy

A discussion with author André Lecours, Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, about his new book "Nationalism, Secessionism, and Autonomy" (

Published: 28 Mar 2022

Watch now: Canada and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

A panel featuring Canadian perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine that took place on March 15, 2022.

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Published: 24 Mar 2022

Watch now: The Tall Poppy

The Winter 2022 Eakin Lecture, delivered by Shannon Sampert, on what happens when women are experts in the media and how we can support them. This event took place on March 11, 2022.

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Published: 23 Mar 2022

Watch now: When Injustice is Fully Bilingual

The 2022 Mallory Lecture, delivered by Emilie Nicolas, exploring the impact of the French-English duality on social movements that advocate for decolonization, antiracism and social justice in Canada. This event took place on February 15, 2022.

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Published: 1 Mar 2022

Watch now: videos from the 2021 MISC Annual Conference

“Facing Canada's Future”, MISC’s 25th annual conference, reflected on the state of Canada when MISC was created to see how far it has come since that time, and more importantly, to look at the coming years and Canada’s future. The conference addressed national identity, reconciliation, Canada in the world, the impact of COVID-19, technological change, climate change, and more.

Published: 1 Dec 2021

Watch now: Creating the Canada-US border across Indigenous lands

A talk by history professor Benjamin Hoy about Indigenous history, state power, and how the Canada-US border was built. This event took place on June 3, 2021.

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Published: 10 Jun 2021

Watch now: Home Care Fault Lines

A conversation with Cynthia Cranford about how to support flexible home care and secure work in Canada. This event took place on May 12, 2021.

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Published: 9 Jun 2021

Athina Khalid is awarded the William Weintraub Prize for 2021

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Quebec Studies Program at McGill University are happy to announce that La ville paralysée, a video project by Athina Khalid, has been awarded the William Weintraub Prize for 2021.

The William Weintraub Prize was established in 2018 by Joanna Riesman and Diana Riesman in memory of William and Magda Weintraub. William Weintraub was a McGill graduate and renowned Montreal journalist, author and filmmaker.

Published: 7 Jun 2021

Watch now: The Canadian Healthcare System: A Model for the US?

A panel exploring how Canada's healthcare system really works, and why its perception in the US is so polarized. This event took place on April 6, 2021.

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Published: 7 Jun 2021

Watch now: Women, Social Media and Religious Authority in North America (2021 Eakin Lecture)

A lecture from anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Jessica Roda about how ultra-Orthodox women use social media as a transformative counterpublic space. This was the 2021 Eakin Lecture and took place on March 18, 2021.

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Published: 24 Mar 2021

Watch now: Resistance in the Time of a Pandemic (2021 Mallory Lecture)

A lecture from human rights activist and artist Ellen Gabriel about the efforts of Indigenous communities to stop the theft and dispossession of their land, both historically and today. This was the 2021 Mallory Lecture and took place on March 10, 2021.

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Published: 23 Mar 2021

Watch now: Building Back Green

A panel discussion about how to build a post-pandemic economic recovery that will help tackle climate change which took place on February 25, 2021.

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Sylvain Coulombe, Associate Vice-Principal, Innovation and Partnerships in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) and Professor & Gerald Hatch Faculty Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Published: 16 Mar 2021

Watch now: Race and Reckoning in Canada

A lecture from Dr. Debra Thompson about what defines the boundaries of Blackness and belonging in Canada, which took place on February 18, 2021.

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Published: 23 Feb 2021

Watch now: The Resilience of Western Alienation in a Transformative Era

A lecture about western alienation, Canadian federalism, regional conflict, and more that took place on Friday, February 12, 2021.

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Why, in the evolution of the Canadian federal state, does there seem to be so much regional conflict and so little unity?

Published: 19 Feb 2021

Watch now: Minister David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking"

The 2020 Mallory Lecture from Min. David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking," is now available to watch online!

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The 2020 Mallory Lecture, co-presented by MISC and the McGill Faculty of Law.

Published: 10 Feb 2021


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