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Canadian - and Haligonian?

You'll learn how the Maritime provinces fit into Canadian identity - and how regionalism can both help and hinder others' perceptions.

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The Canadian "mosaic"

In The Idea of Canada and other classes, you'll explore what being a Canadian means, whether you're tenth-generation, first-generation, or Aboriginal.

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Discover the Mawio-mi

In class and campus events, you'll have the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal traditions, such as the "Mawio-mi" (or "gathering," sometimes known as pow wow).

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A fresh perspective

Canadian Studies, in combination with another major area of study, broadens your horizons. Find out how.

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About the Canadian Studies program

What is a Canadian?

A diet of maple syrup and "maple" cookies? Knowing what a "loonie" is? The ability to pitch a tent in 60 seconds flat? There's so much more to understanding what being Canadian means - and what goes into creating Canadian identity in all its guises. Read more about Dal's Canadian Studies program.

Faculty & Research

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Dr. Carrie Dawson is just one of the many faculty members who teaches in Canadian Studies. One thing she loves about being cross-appointed in English and Canadian Studies is the opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Find out more about the breadth and depth of Canadian Studies research.