The Canadian and World Studies Department offers a variety of courses in a number of subject areas: History, Geography, Law, Politics and Civics. The department is staffed by teachers who bring a wealth of experience, perspective and expertise to the classroom. With an eye on their students’ futures, these faculty members provide a solid balance of content material and skill development. In particular, academic research and writing has been the hallmark of the department since the school’s inception.This academic vibrancy does not stop at the classroom door. In recent years enthusiastic teachers and students have travelled domestically and abroad to continue the learning experience in: Ottawa, Boston, Chicago and Washington as well as France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and England. Locally the students get out to the Warplane Heritage Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, the University Avenue Courthouse in Toronto as well as the Ontario Court of Justice (Criminal Division) and Superior Court of Justice in Hamilton.