Welcome to Concordia's Department of Religion


Message from the Chair


On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to welcome you to Concordia University's Department of Religion. We are pleased to share with you the varied and extensive array of all that we have to offer as a premier Canadian centre for the academic study of religion.

Established in 1958, we are one of the oldest religion departments in Canada, as well as one of the largest, with sixteen full-time professors and some one hundred graduate students at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. We are also home to two endowed chairs in Hindu Studies and in Canadian Jewish Studies. We offer a broad spectrum of courses and seminars cutting across all major religious traditions and reflecting the varied strengths of a dynamic and committed faculty in several interdisciplinary fields of interest. These are all outlined on this website, which we invite you to peruse. Should you have any questions about anything you see here, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be happy to provide further clarification or information.

We take special pride in our continued commitment to teaching and research excellence, and in the liveliness of our graduate programs. Our doctoral program is offered jointly with Université du Québec à Montréal and Université Laval in Québec City, thereby giving students of the three universities a uniquely diverse and vibrant graduate experience. They are able to tap into the combined strengths and expertise of some thirty internationally-renowned faculty members, in both official languages.

Our professoriate combines scholarly distinction with a genuine dedication to student learning. Our departmental student experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels is especially rich and active. Our reputation for excellence is strong, and it continues to flourish. We hope you will consider pursuing your academic journey with us.



Donald L. Boisvert

Associate Professor and Chair


Concordia University