Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

Celebrate Research Month this February

Research Month this February will celebrate the achievements and diversity of York University’s research community. Every Wednesday throughout the month, Vari Hall Rotunda will play host to displays and demonstrations featuring the University’s faculty and graduate researchers. Drop by to learn what they are up to. "Research Month provides an opportunity for the York community […]

Professor Colin Coates to dig into data on international commodity trading

A York University research team will comb through digitized 19th-century documents to trace the environmental and economic consequences of international commodity trading during the 19th century. Led by Professor Colin Coates (left), Canada Research Chair in Canadian Cultural Landscapes and professor of Canadian Studies at Glendon College, the project is expected to cast light on the impacts of […]

Robarts Centre hosts lecture series on history of environmental change in Canada

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies will host a lecture series in 2011-2012 centred around the theme of “Transforming Canada: Histories of Environmental Change.” The series reconsiders the transformation of the northern half of the continent through time as a foundation for sensible engagement with the environmental challenges facing Canadian society in the 21st century. […]

Professor Seth Feldman: World Cup flags show Canada's openness to multiculturalism

The walls of the Sat Gupta's flag store were once stocked with Canadian paraphernalia, but today, the Canadiana sits in boxes, reported The Canadian Press June 29. Instead, precedence is being given to the flags of 32 nations competing in the World Cup: Spotting the unexpected countries is what Seth Feldman, director of York’s Robarts […]