Conferences & Events


About Our Events

Since 1995, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) has hosted large-scale annual conferences on topics that matter to Canadians and are relevant to current public policy concerns. Designed to bridge academic research and public opinion, the conferences raise provocative questions and encourage open and nonpartisan dialogue, attracting a wide range of participants along with significant press coverage. See the left pane for more information on previous conferences, including programs, videos, photos, and other media.

In addition to the annual conference, MISC also hosts and sponsors numerous lectures, book launches, panel discussions, and other events. These events serve to fulfill the Institute's ongoing mission to enhance informed discussion of public policy, and to promote a better understanding of our nation through wide-ranging perspectives. The vast majority of our events are not just free and open to the university community, but are for all members of the public to attend. Information about past events can be found on the left under the year in which the event took place. Upcoming events are listed below. 

Upcoming Events


Sports and Canadian Values: Baseball in Hockey’s Shadow

Professor Robert Elias, Fall 2018 Eakin Fellow, will deliver a lecture titled Sports and Canadian Values: Baseball in Hockey’s Shadow. He will explore whether sports matter and if they reflect national values. If so, then what do baseball and hockey say about Canadian society?

The event will be held at the McGill Faculty Club Ballroom (3450 McTavish St) on November 29th at 5pm.


The Politics of Indigenous Apologies

Research Group for Global Justice lecture series by Sheryl Lightfoot (University of British Colombia)

Cosponsored by "Indigenous Study Program", "McGill Institute for the study of Canada" and "McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism"

With Reception to follow

Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA



The Warren Allmand Lecture Series Inaugural lecture by John Ralston Saul

The Fight for Freedom of Expression Around the World: A Personal Account


Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 18:00

Montreal: 900 de Maisonneuve West, 8th Floor (corner Mansfield) Metro Peel

Parking underground $8 flat, after 5pm (access Metcalfe St.)

Free, all are welcome. Please reserve your place by calling: 514-935-9585

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