The story of Canada is as complicated as it is inspiring. As we mark Canada’s sesquicentennial, this is a time to celebrate Canada as a country, and Trent as a university, where diverse views thrive, coexist, are challenged and debated.
Canadian Studies and the interdisciplinary study of Canada have been core components of Trent since our inception over 50 years ago and we are home to the School for the Study of Canada. As the first university in Canada to introduce an Indigenous Studies degree, we are also an institution that also understands the importance of confronting Canada’s history and recognizing the heritage, knowledge and culture of Indigenous peoples.
Throughout the month of June, we’ll be showcasing Trent’s long-standing leadership and reputation in the study of Canada and Indigenous Studies across Trent’s social channels. Whether it be Trent’s history developing innovative academic programming in these areas, research stories on topics that matter in today’s Canada, such as the north, reconciliation, multiculturalism and our natural environment, or star students and alumni making a difference across our country – we’ll be looking at all things Canadiana at Trent and invite you to join the conversation.
We believe that Trent has an important role to play in building a strong Canada by encouraging dialogue and an understanding of what it means to be Canadian through critical examination. Share your research, stories and initiatives related to Canada’s history with #Canada150 and #TrentU and join the conversation in the lead up to Canada’s 150th anniversary!
Originally posted: May 31, 2017