Canadian Studies is the in-depth study of the Canadian experience. Understand the country in its various dimensions — history, political and legal systems, languages and cultures, geographical location, regions, and other unique features. You’ll consider how all of this shapes Canada’s position in the global arena.

  • Study with leading authorities on Canadian topics. Colin Coates is the recipient of the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Canadian Studies for his work on Canada’s national culture, and is a member of an environmental history research group called NiCHE (Network in Canadian History and Environment). Alan Borovoy, a lawyer for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, teaches a course on human rights in Canada, Geoffrey Ewen is a specialist in labour issues in Quebec, Jacinthe Michaud conducts research on the sociology, and Alexis Lachaine is a specialist on Quebec writers from the 1960s of women’s health, and is also an expert on public politics concerning health, social services, and the community sector.
  • Share ideas and discuss a wide range of cross-border issues at the annual “Crossing Borders” Conference which is generously supported by both the U.S. Consulate General, Toronto and the Canadian Consulate General, Buffalo as well as government officials and scholars from both sides of the border.


Our graduates work in communications, research, teaching, writing, tourism, in all levels of government, and other areas. Many go on to graduate studies as well.


Professor Jacinthe Michaud conducts research on the sociology of women’s health, and is also an expert on public politics concerning health, social services, and the community sector

Professor Vincent Hildebrand is a specialist in microeconomics, labour economics, and public finance.



Laura finished her degree in Canadian Studies and English Studies in 2013. She is now at Trent University, pursuing a master’s degree in Canadian Studies and working on a major research paper which focuses on Canadian music.

Laura reflects on her choice to major in Canadian Studies at Glendon »

Program Highlights

Canadian Studies is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Ours is one of the only Canadian Studies programs in the country to offer courses taught in English and in French.

Get a degree with tremendous breadth and flexibility thanks to courses drawn from several academic areas — history, political science, sociology, economics, women’s studies, and more.

In the News

Professeur des Études canadiens Colin CoatesProfessor Colin Coates adds two collections to the growing literature on environmental history

Within the space of five months, Professor Coates published two works on this burgeoning field in Canada. Read more »

glendon-citizenshipBilingual citizenship ceremony at Glendon unique lesson for students

Students taking a course on Canadian citizenship at York University’s Glendon College were given a unique experiential education opportunity on Nov. 3… Read more »



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Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)