In the honour of Canada Day

Posted by Sunera on July 2, 2014

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Hi everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Canada Day. Canada Day is celebrated with fireworks, festivals, parades, barbecues, concerts, fairs and myriad outdoor public events. This year marked the 147th birthday of Canada on July 1st .

In honour of Canada Day, I wanted to shed light on the Canadian Studies program and the Multicultural & Indigenous Studies Program that are being offered at YorkU to students.

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There are three key areas of study student can choose from:

  • Canada: Time and Place
    Focuses on interdisciplinary and international issues such as Canadian Aboriginal history and the immigrant experience.
  • Canada: Society
    Examines various aspects of Canadian society through courses in history, Indigenous Thought, political science, sociology and social science.
  • Canada: Culture
    Concentrates on the areas of English, Indigeneity, creative arts, cultural expression and the humanities.

For career paths, program requirements and more information on Canadian visit the undergraduate program Canadian Studies webpage.

Students can also join the Canadian Studies Club, so be sure to visit the page. You can also check out the YouTube video to see what students have to say about their experience as being members of the Canadian Studies Club.

Multicultural & Indigenous Studies Program

The indigenous program is offered several different ways:

  • Certificate and undergraduate degree:
    Indigenous Studies is available at the certificate and undergraduate level through the Department of Equity Studies.
  • The Indigenous Teachers Education program and Med Cohort in Urban Aboriginal Education:
    These programs are offered by the Faculty of Education.
  • The Osgoode program:
    In Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments provides law students with a program that is unique in Canada.

For more information on the program you can visit the undergraduate program for the Multicultural & Indigenous Studies webpage.

Students can also check out the Centre for Aboriginal Students located in 246 York Lanes. You can also join the Aboriginal Students’ Association at York.

I have thoroughly enjoyed some of the course taken in this discipline. I hope you will all enjoy them as much as I did!

Happy Canada Day to all!



Sunera graduated from York University in May, 2016 with an Honours BA in Work and Labour Studies.

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