Challenge your preconceived notions, gain a deeper understanding of the Canadian experience and examine the nation’s role on the global stage. Choose to focus on one of three pathways – Human Rights & Social Justice, Community & Civic Engagement in Toronto or Migration, Multiculturalism & Settlement – in the only Canadian Studies program in the country to offer courses in both English and French.
Skills You'll Learn
- Understand the cultural, societal and political economic issues dominating debate in Canada and the growing importance of multiculturalism and Indigenous activism
- Examine local issues and how they fit into broader trends
- Learn about specific laws and policies
- Critically analyze problems, think creatively, research effectively and make sound decisions
As a Canadian Studies graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue graduate studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:
- Community advocate or organizer
- Non-profit administrator
- Social justice activist
- Immigration officer
- Political advisor/consultant
- Public policy researcher
Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Canadian Studies.
Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Canadian Studies students.
- You’ll be invited to participate in the research activities of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies. You can apply to become a Robarts Centre Fellow and support networking and community building, volunteering, and peer and mentorship opportunities.
- Do a work placement in an elective course.
- Pursue your passion project in G21, Glendon’s inquiry-based incubator, or GENIAL, for francophone and bilingual business entrepreneurs
- Volunteer with organizations that focus on international issues or diversity in Canada.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an average* in the mid to high 70s
- Minimum six 4U; 4M; or DU courses, including 4U English (ENG4U) or FRA4U
- A combination of U and M courses; OACs are accepted
- 4U French is recommended
* Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses.
Student Supports & Programs
Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that works hard to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Canadian Studies students use the most.
Meet Your Professors
You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who are published experts and actively working in the field.
News & Events
Get involved on campus and in the community to meet fellow students and boost your Glendon experience.
November 10, 2016
Bilingual citizenship ceremony at Glendon unique lesson for students