MULTICULTURAL. IDENTITY. PERSPECTIVE.
Welcome to Canadian Studies
This multidisciplinary major draws heavily on the humanities and the social sciences and is delivered by the Departments of History, Economics, English, Modern Languages, Indigenous Studies and Political Science.
What does it mean to be Canadian? What makes our society different from and similar to others around the world? How do we, as Canadians, express our identities? Understanding who we are as Canadians begins with a thorough knowledge of the places, people and ideas that form our daily lives.
The Canadian Studies program gives you the flexibility to take courses in disciplines that interest you, while focusing on Canadian issues and Canada’s place in the world. You will be introduced to the history, people, industry and politics of Canada, as well as our unique institutions, policies and identities.
You will also be exposed to various social, religious, geographical, political, cultural, economic, educational and legal perspectives. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to study complex issues such as bilingualism and biculturalism, and examine their relevance to our modern, multicultural nation.
Connections: Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
On May 1-3, 2020, the University of Lethbridge will proudly host the second annual Connections Student Conference in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The conference is an opportunity for students to show off their best research. To take part, submit an abstract discussing your research project. Oral and poster presentations accepted.
Submission deadline: April 10, 2020
The Bridge Prize National Short Story Award
Beginning in 2020, and in alternating years for the next decade, the Bridge Prize intends to inspire and motivate the next generation of Canadian literary artists as they transition to careers as professional writers. The Bridge Prize is presented by the School of Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge.
The next prize will be awarded in 2022
Top prize: $7,500
Three additional finalists: $1000
Each winning author will also receive a $200 gift card courtesy of Munro’s Books.
Faculty of Arts & Science Undergraduate Travel Award
February 1: For travel taking place (March – June)
May 1: For travel taking place (July – Oct)
October 1: For travel taking place (Nov – Feb)
Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies
Put Your Knowledge to Work
Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.