Canadian Studies

Expand the meaning of the word “Canadian”.

The Canadian identity is unique to each of us: at once collective and individual, each Canadian story is a multi-coloured tile in the mosaic that makes up our country. Our Canadian Studies courses and programs give you the chance to view Canada from different perspectives to create a full and detailed picture of what this country means to you.

Canadian Studies Diploma

In the Canadian Studies Diploma program, you'll learn about Canada through the different lenses of:

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

...while also satisfying your academic, professional or personal interest in subjects relating to Canada.

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

Courses open for registration

Courses open for registration

Certificate in General Studies

This new flexible certificate allows you to create your own program by choosing courses from the wide range of diploma and certificate programs offered in the Division of Continuing Studies. You can customize a course of study to meet your specific learning needs and objectives.
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Diploma in Intercultural Education

The Diploma Program in Intercultural Education prepares students to play a productive and socially responsible role in an increasingly multicultural and diverse world. Students will develop skills to support all aspects of cultural diversity, inclusion and social change in their community, their workplace and around the world.
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Diploma Program in 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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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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Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator
Tel 250-721-6477
Jennifer Sainz, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-8458