Canadian Studies

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

In this interdisciplinary program, you’ll explore and think critically about questions like, “What did the masses of red and white at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics mean?” “What are the politics of apology?” “Is multiculturalism successful?” “How should Canada tackle climate change?” Learn about how the environment, indigenous cultures, urban planning, sovereignty, and even maple doughnuts add up to make a country.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary program, with a large range of course selection – Anthropology, Political Science, Geography, Film Studies, Sociology, and History to name just a few – taught by professors from various departments in the Faculty of Arts. You may pursue a Major in Canadian Studies or a Minor concentration that complements other Major and Honours programs within the faculty.

Campus features

The UBC Library has a number of unique Canadian and British Columbian collections including both historical and literary material. Many rare publications, manuscripts, and other documents relate to pre-Confederation history, ethnic histories, and literary figures, and there is also an extensive photographic archive.

Program Requirements

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