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Michael Hankard Michael Hankard

Dr. Michael Hankard, Abenaki/Métis, Assistant Professor and Chair of the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Sudbury, specializes in Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Traditional health; Natural Resource Management; Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenous research methodology; Cultural identity; Institutional ethnography; and Interdisciplinarity. According to Professor Hankard, “Indigenous Studies draws from Indigenous knowledge along with including the perspectives of other disci...

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Études journalistiques

In this rapidly changing field, employers seek out our graduates because they are familiar with the latest technologies and the innovative approaches required in today's world.


Folklore et ethnologie

provides a better understanding of Francophone culture, customs, traditions, legends and beliefs that have shaped it.


Indigenous Studies 

promotes an understanding of Indigenous peoples, their traditions, aspirations and participation in local, national and international communities.



will give you the tools to critically examine your own worldviews, as well as those of others; will allow you to explore various questions and areas of personal interest; and will teach you how to think about issues that touch your life.


Religious Studies

approaches the study of religion as a social phenomenon, focusing on the relationship between religion and culture, recognizing that religions have occupied a very central place in virtually all civilizations.