Canada’s relationship to semiotics has been one of engagement, isolation, continued interest, and convergence. Semiotics in Canada has existed for a considerable period of time and, recently, has made itself a niche in the academic landscape by focusing on applications in three specific fields-forensics, robotics, and mathematics. Through our survey of the evolution of semiotics in adjacent and parallel fields, we demonstrate how semiotics serves as a veritable bridge between the sciences and the humanities. Providing a historical, contextual, and heuristic mapping of semiotics as it is currently used in Canadian institutions provides new inroads and applications that are required for the continued success of semiotics.
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