Trent University has a well-established reputation for excellence and innovation in the field of Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. The Canadian Studies Ph.D. and the M.A. in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies is embedded in that legacy, drawing on faculty from the humanities, social sciences and other interdisciplinary fields. The richness that such diversity provides fosters the interdisciplinarity that lies at the heart of the programs. Trent University prides itself on developing a collegial and collaborative atmosphere between students and faculty, something readily fostered by the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, which draws together scholars and students from the local, national and international community.