Canadian Studies

Deepen your understanding of Canada

Our Canadian Studies courses and program offer you an opportunity to study Canada from multiple perspectives. 

Canadian Studies Diploma

In the Canadian Studies Diploma program, you'll satisfy your academic, professional and/or personal interest in subjects relating to Canada by learning about the country through different lenses, including:

  • multiculturalism
  • arts
  • history
  • policies and politics
  • society

The diploma is a credit program, which means that you can transfer course credits towards an undergraduate degree at UVic. To complete the diploma, you're required to complete 12 courses: three core courses and nine elective courses chosen from the UVic faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This allows you to tailor the program to your unique interests. View the Canadian Studies program page for more information.


Courses open for registration

Borders in Globalization: Trade and Customs Borders in the 21st Century

This micro-credential program will explore how the regulatory environment of trading networks redesigns borders functionally and changes customs policies and practices. Professionals from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Pacific North West Economic Region and World Customs Organization (WCO), as well as academic experts will lead workshopped discussions on a variety of current topics.
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Borders in Globalization: Cross-Border Management in a Comparative Perspective

This micro-credential program will examine local and regional changes affecting the politics and policies of cross border regions and transboundary people.
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Canadian Studies

This interdisciplinary program, leading to a Diploma in Canadian Studies, is designed to offer both international and Canadian students a way to explore Canada from a variety of perspectives: artistic, cultural, historical, geographical, political or economic, the choice is up to you.
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General Studies

This flexible certificate program allows you to customize a course of study to meet your specific learning goals.
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Intercultural Studies and Practice

The Diploma in Intercultural Studies and Practice (ISP) prepares students to play a productive and socially responsible role in an increasingly multicultural and diverse world. The program aims to develop social responsibility and a clearer understanding and awareness of the complex issues at play in a multicultural society.
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Continuing Studies participates in Orange Shirt Day 2019

On Monday, Sept. 30, staff at the Division of Continuing Studies took part in the annual Orange Shirt Day along with other UVic faculty, staff and students. The event was created to show respect for residential school survivors and their families, and to commit to the principle that every child matters. 

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The bright side of the road

For Elizabeth—or Liz, as she’s known around the office—one of the best parts of her job is meeting those members of the community who consider themselves to be lifelong learners. As a program coordinator within the Division of Continuing Studies’ Arts and Science unit, Liz coordinates the humanities courses, as well as the ever-popular Deans’ Lunchtime Lecture Series.

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New Program: Certificate in General Studies

Have you ever wanted to design your own credential? Have you ever struggled to find a program that meets your specific interests and needs? Then you might be interested in our newest program: the Certificate in General Studies.

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Elizabeth Bowman, Program Coordinator
Tel 250-721-7589
Aly Trippel, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-8458