The Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada (LCSC) is a university research centre at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Founded in 1991 as the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, the LCSC brings together faculty and students in several research collectives, all focused on different aspects of Canada.
The Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada (LCSC) aims to be a leading research centre focused on the interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and comparative study of the Canadian experience. To achieve this mission, LCSC has three objectives:
- to facilitate and support original research on Canada
- to mobilize and disseminate knowledge to both scholarly and general audiences through community-engaged outreach programs; and
- to provide high-quality experiential learning and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
In pursuit of this mission, LCSC recognizes there are expansive, evolving, and contested interpretations of Canada.
LCSC would like to acknowledge that we are located on the traditional territories of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee Peoples, and we recognize the continuing presence of Indigenous Peoples and cultures here. The consequences of the long colonial relationship between the government of Canada and the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples are far-reaching and painful. LCSC is committed to reconciliation through the establishment and maintenance of a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.
The Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada is very grateful for the generous support provided by John and Pattie Cleghorn and Family.