Academic Departments and Programs
The Chair in German-Canadian Studies was established in 1989 with a grant from the Secretary of State's Program for Canadian Ethnic Studies and with a grant from a group of private philanthropists within the German-Canadian community of Winnipeg. It is affiliated with the History Department at the University of Winnipeg. The Chair promotes teaching and research in German-Canadian Studies, including the history and culture of Canadians of German origins. The Chair interacts with the German-Canadian community in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the rest of Canada through public lectures and social media. The Chair promotes excellence in regional, national, and international research through a series of conferences, grants, and publications.
German-Canadians are one of Canada’s largest ethnic groups. They live throughout the country with origins in Germany, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the United States of America, and other places.