Articles by author: ealdridgelow

  • Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

     

    The members of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University express our profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  For most of us, she has been the only monarch we have ever had, and we admire her devotion and service to her country and the commonwealth.  We also send our condolences to her family.  No matter who you are, prince or pauper, rich or poor, royalist or republican, the death of a loved one can be a profoundly sad moment and reminds us all of our shared humanity.  We wish them all well at this difficult time.

    The Centre for Canadian Studies
    Brock University

     

     

  • Centre for Canadian Studies Open House – All Welcome

  • The Centre’s Director highlighted for his new books exploring alcohol’s role in shaping Canada

    Dan Malleck is a Professor of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, has published a new book, Liquor and the Liberal State: Drink and Order before Prohibition, as well as a co-edited volume, Pleasure and Panic: New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs.  Read the Brock News article here.

    Congratulations Professor Malleck!

  • Happy Canada Day!

  • All Welcome to attend the Fulbright Public Lecture (free event)

    Thursday July 14    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Mills Room, Central Library, St. Catharines Public Library

    The INVISIBLE TRUCKERS: South Asians and the Canadian Trucking Industry

    Dr. Vibha Bhalla, Fulbright Research Chair

    The Canadian trucking industry has increasingly become diverse with the entrance of new immigrants. South Asian truckers are the largest group of immigrant truckers and form approximately a fifth of Canadian truckers. Using Road Today, a magazine serving Canada’s South Asian trucking community, Professor Bhalla traces the history of South Asian truckers in Canada. Her talk addresses Canadian immigration policies which facilitated this migration and draws attention to the challenges immigrant truckers face. It also provides a window into the emergence of South Asian entrepreneurs within the trucking industry.

    Free event, walk ins welcome.

    Register at:  https://brockscpl-fulbrightlecture.eventbrite.ca

    Hosted by the Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University

    Event Sponsors – Brock University, Fulbright Canada, and St. Catharines Public Library

    Click here for event poster.

  • Brock prof internationally recognized for Canadian Studies contributions

    Brock University French Professor Jane Koustas has been honoured with the 2022 Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies.  Professor Koustas is also a long-term member for the Faculty Advisory Committee for Canadian Studies (FACCS).

    Presented annually by the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), the award recognizes scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the scholarship and development of the field internationally.

    Congratulations Jane from your colleagues in the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock.

    Click here to read the article in The Brock News.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS – MANECCS

    MANECCS Biennial Conference on Canadian Studies
    October 20-22, 2022

    After a COVID two-year delay, we are excited to get back to the business of talking Canada! The Mid-Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies is currently accepting papers from all academic disciplines for its conference, to be held at the Marriott Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 20-22, 2022. Deadline for submissions is June 17, 2022.

    This year’s keynote speaker will be dann Broyld, of UMass Lowell, who will speak on his new book Borderland Blacks: Two Cities in the Niagara Region during the Final Decades of Slavery

    Click here for the updated Call for Papers below.

  • The Centre organizes Two Days of Canada at Play including a screening of Keepers of the Game

     

    Click here to register for the Two Days of Canada at Play conference.

  • Free Event – A Virtual Conversation with Filmmaker Courtney Montour

    A VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH FILMMAKER COURTNEY MONTOUR 

    Please join us for a very special event. 

    A virtual conversation with filmmaker Courtney Montour

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7-8 p.m.

    Montour will discuss her award-winning documentary film Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again (National Film Board of Canada, 2021, 34 min.).

    The film shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.

    The film will be made available to registrants in advance.

    To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-virtual-conversation-with-courtney-montour-tickets-293632672227  

     The film will include have American Sign Language interpretation 

    About the filmmaker: Courtney Montour (Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk]) works in documentary film and digital media exploring issues of Indigenous identity. Her work includes the documentaries Sex Spirit Strength (2016) and Flat Rocks (2017) and episodes of the documentary series Mohawk Ironworkers (2016) and Skindigenous (2021). She co-created and coordinated McGill University’s Indigenous Field Studies course, held in Kahnawake, for eight years.

    Co-sponsors: Brock University Faculty of Humanities Dean’s Discretionary Fund; Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film; Department of History; Centre for Canadian Studies; Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies; Indigenous Studies; Office of the Vice Provost, Indigenous Engagement. Special thanks to Donna Cowan of the National Film Board for her assistance.

    Event poster available here

  • Would you like to donate to help the people of Ukraine?

    On March 8, 2022, the Centre for Canadian Studies hosted an expert panel The Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Canadian Perspectives featuring Irene Schumylo-Newton, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Niagara Branch; Stefan Dolgert, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science; and Gregor Kranjc, Associate Professor in the Department of History.

    One of the most frequently asked questions was how Canadians can help the people of Ukraine.  Irene suggested donating to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation to get the help where it is needed most.  Please click here if you would like to donate.

    Thank  you!