sf Courses and Academic Research in Canada

The following table combines two lists: the sf courses currently (2000-2002) offered at universities in Canada; and the academics with a research interest in some aspect of speculative fiction. The information is based on a survey conducted by R. Runté in May of 2001. Definitions used in this study are provided at the end of the table. To add, update or comment on information in this table, email R. Runté
Universitysf Course Canadian Content? InstructorResearch Interests
Acadia University
Wolfville NS
English 3723
No Dr. Ray Thompson Gordon Dickson, Arthurian legend, interviews with Arthurian authors
English 4153
Tales of Terror
NoDr. Robert MorrisonBlackwoods Magazine, Vampire literature etc.

University of Alberta
Edmonton AB

Comparative Literature 342
Introduction to Science Fiction
W. Gibson
Dr. Peter SwirskiEastern European sf
English 487
Harry Potter
NoDr. R. Jones
English 483:
Studies In The Literature Of Popular Culture In English:
Guy Kay
Dr. Douglas Barbour sf book reviews, Delany, poetry, etc.
Dr. Craig Gordon science fiction

Athabasca University
Athabasca AB

no related courses; mention in genre film course

Augustana University College
Ave  Camrose

no related courses

Bishop's University
Sherbrooke QC

English 117A
The Arthurian Tradition
NoDr. Joanne S. Norman

Brandon University
Brandon MB,

English 281
Science Fiction
not listed

Brescia College
London ON

no relevant courses Dr. Monika LeeFrankenstein

University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC

English "Topics" seminars
and Film 332
may include sf
unknownfaculty research interests not readily identifiable from calendar etc.

British Columbia Open University
Burnaby BC

Brock University
St Catharines ON,

University of Calgary
Calgary AB

Campion College
Regina SK

University College of Cape Breton
Sydney NS B1P 6L2 ,

University College of the Cariboo
Kamloops BC

Carleton University
Ottawa ON

Concordia University College of Alberta
Edmonton AB

Concordia University
Montreal QC

Dalhousie University
Halifax NS

Collège dominicain de philosophie et de théologie
Ottawa ON

University College of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford BC

University of Guelph
Guelph ON

...cole des Hautes ...tudes Commerciales
Montréal QC

Huron University College
London ON

King's College
London ON

King's University College
Edmonton AB

University of King's College
Halifax NS

Lakehead University
Thunder Bay ON

Laurentian University of Sudbury / Université Laurentienne de Sudbury
Sudbury ON

Université Laval
CP 2208 Succ Terminus  Québec QC

University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB,

Luther College
Regina SK

Malaspina University-College
Nanaimo BC

McGill University
Montreal QC

Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's NF

Université de Moncton
Moncton NB

Université de Montréal
Montréal QC

Mount Allison University
Sackville NB

Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax NS

University of New Brunswick
Fredericton NB

Nipissing University
North Bay ON

University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George BC

Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Truro NS,

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Halifax NS

Okanagan University College
Kelowna BC

University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

...cole Polytechnique de Montréal
Montréal QC

University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown PE

Université du Québec
Québec QC,

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Rouyn-Noranda QC

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Chicoutimi QC

...cole nationale d'administration publique
Québec QC

...cole de technologie supérieure
Montréal QC

Université du Québec à Hull
Hull QC

Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Québec QC

Université du Québec à Montréal
Montréal QC

Université du Québec à Rimouski
Rimouski QC

Québec QC

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières QC

Queen's University at Kingston
Kingston ON

Redeemer University College
Ancaster ON

University of Regina
Regina SK

Royal Military College of Canada / Coll&EUMLAUT;ge militaire, royal du Canada
Kingston ON

Royal Roads University
Victoria BC

Ryerson Polytechnic University
Toronto ON

Université Sainte-Anne

Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface
Saint-Boniface MB

St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish NS

St. Jerome's University
Waterloo ON

Saint Mary's University
Halifax NS

University of St. Michael's College
Toronto ON M5S 1J4 ,

Saint Paul University / Université Saint-Paul
Ottawa ON

St. Thomas University
Fredericton NB

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College
Regina SK

Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke QC

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby BC

University of Sudbury / Université de Sudbury
Sudbury ON

University of Toronto
Toronto ON

Trent University
Peterborough ON

University of Trinity College
Toronto ON

Trinity Western University

University of Victoria
Victoria BC

Victoria University
Toronto ON

University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON

University of Western Ontario
London ON

University of Windsor
Windsor ON

University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg MB

York University
North York ON


"University" is defined here as a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

"sf " is defined as speculative or imaginative fiction, including the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. "sf course" is defined as one in which explicit reference to sf is made in the course title. (Other courses may include examples of, or references to sf, and not be noted here. For example, Canadian literature courses were not examined to see if they included examples of Canadian sf.) Where web links are indicated, clicking on the link should take you to the course outline. (On some campuses several course outlines are included in the same web page; you may have to scroll down to find the specific course cited here.)

"Canadian content" refers to any course that includes at least one piece of assigned Canadian fiction or criticism of Canadian fiction.

"Instructor" is the professor teaching the course (if known), or a member of the English or Literature department whose announced specialties include science fiction, fantasy, or horror. Where web links are indicated, clicking on the link should take you to the instructor's home page.

"Research Interests" lists the relevant areas of that instructor's announced research specializations. Where web links are indicated, clicking on the link should take you to the relevant article, bibliography, web page, etc.