Maple League universities collaborate to offer their students a richer, more relevant learning experience across four campuses through collaborative courses.

Using the latest technology, students enrolled in these small seminar-style courses attend classes via videoconference and in person.


June 8-15, 2019

Hosted by Bishop’s University, Shakesperience is a one-week, 3-credit course taken during the spring semester in June. During this week, students will travel to the renowned Stratford Theatre Festival to see six plays, participate in workshops and backstage tours, and have discussions with directors, actors, and writers.

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Indigenous Business and Economic Development

May 18-June 2, 2019

Hosted by Mount Allison, this two-week course will provide students with an opportunity to consider the nature and role of Indigenous economic development and business in Canada and globally, along with an in-depth and decolonized understanding of Indigenous economic development and business.

Together, students will explore how Indigenous peoples are pursuing economic reconciliation through the creation and management of new ventures by and for Indigenous peoples that are responsive to the community, its values, traditions, culture and socioeconomic needs and objectives.

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Sustainable Food Systems and Community Development

June 3-21, 2019

Using an experiential approach, concepts, current issues and applications of citizenship, sustainability, sovereignty, security and policy in the context of food and food production systems will be explored in this Acadia-hosted course. Students will learn the foundations of growing food and be encouraged to broaden their capacity as gardeners and food citizens regardless of prior experience, through hands-on gardening activities, critical discussions, and independent project work with community organizations involved in building sustainable food systems.

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Past courses

TIME Course Fall 2018

During the fall term, students enrolled in the TIME course at all four Maple League universities explored how “time” informs and shapes knowledge in four different academic disciplines — music, biology, religion, and physics. This multidisciplinary course was divided into disciplinary blocks with one professor exploring what time means in their field of expertise with the students and other instructors.

Four award-winning professors — Dr. David Hornidge (Physics, Mount Allison), Dr. Michele Murray (Religion, Bishop’s), Dr. Michel Cardinal-Aucoin (Biology, St.FX), and Dr. Jeff Hennessy (Music, Acadia) — designed this innovative learning experience in a team-taught, distance learning environment.

Past collaborative courses have also included:

  • Sustainable Food Systems and Community Development
  • Intro to Greek
  • Intro to Mi’kmaq
  • Genocide and Justice