Welcome to the Undergraduate Canadian Studies Department in the School for the Study of Canada
May 2015: Trent Hosted International Conference on the Study of Canada
Keynote speakers Maude Barlow, Mary Simon, MiriamToews and Erica Lee already confirmed for Contesting Canada's Future
In 2013-14, we celebrated 40 years of Canadian Studies at Trent. Visit our 40Years page for video recordings of the featured speakers.
Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary exploration of the concepts and practices of "Canadianness".
Through a critical examination of themes such as Sovereignty, Nationalism, Indigeneity, Regionalism, Multiculturalism, Immigration, Labour, and Peacekeeping, as well as by exploring representations of Canada in film, art, and literature, Canadian Studies allows for a greater understanding of the diverse and often contested meanings of the Canadian experience and Canadian citizenship.