To mark 50 years of Canadian scholarship, Trent invites students, faculty, alumni, and the larger community to celebrate the legacy of the University’s rich academic heritage in Canadian Studies.
Through the fall and winter terms, the School for the Study of Canada is planning a series of events to mark this significant milestone, including hosting renowned scholars from Trent and around the world in leading critical discussions on the topic of Canada.
"Canadian Studies was born at Trent. Over 50 years, the founding of journals, the creation of scholarly networks, the development of innovative curriculum have all had their start at Trent University,” said Dr. Heather Nicol, director of the School for the Study of Canada. “Just as Canada is always changing, so are the issues we're interested in exploring, the curricula we’re interested in teaching, and the topics we want to discuss. Today, Canadian Studies at Trent continues to generate the forward-thinking scholarship that drives our important national conversations.”
In 1972, Trent established the first ever program in Canadian Studies for the purpose of critically examining the Canadian experience. The University is also home to Canada’s only M.A. in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. Launched in 2015, the School for the Study of Canada is the place to have meaningful and challenging discussions about what it means to be Canadian.
Upcoming events planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Canadian Studies at Trent include:
- Lecture by Fulbright Canada CEO Michael Hawes, Canada - US Relations in a Complex and Uncertain World – Sept 27
- W.L Morton Lecture presented by Tomson Highway – Oct 12
- International Conference: Northern Nationalisms, Arctic Mythologies & the Weight of History – Oct 22
Watch for details on all of these events, and more, by visiting the Canadian Studies 50th Anniversary Website. And follow Trent News and social media as we share stories and features on Trent faculty, unique courses, and academic milestones from five decades of Canadian Studies.