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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: (1) to facilitate and support original research on Canada; (2) to mobilize and disseminate knowledge to both scholarly and general audiences through community-engaged outreach programs; and (3) 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 Centre is located at 232 King Street in Waterloo, Ontario, just across the street from the main Laurier campus. It includes a hybrid presentation space with live-streaming capability, several bookable learning and collaboration workspaces, and a recording studio, as well as faculty and student offices. The Centre was previously called the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic, and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) and maintains the LCMSDS library and archival holdings.

Contact Us:

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada

T: 519.884.0710 x4594
F: 519.866.5057
Office Location: 232 King Street North, Room K108 Waterloo

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m