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  • CALL FOR PAPERS – Two Days of Canada at Play




  • Voices Across the Border Panel 2 – Canada, the United States, and the Global Refugee Crisis


  • First European Summer School in Canadian Studies (July 25 to August 5, 2022)

    European Summer School in Canadian Studies

    July 25 – August 5, 2022

    Universities of Vienna and of Innsbruck

    The Canadian Studies Centres of the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna are organising the FIRSTEuropean Summer School in Canadian Studies, which will take place in Vienna (first week) and in Innsbruck (second week) from July 25 until August 5, 2022. The closing of borders during the pandemic has brought local inequalities and solidarities into sharp relief, while also heightening awareness of vulnerabilities and responsibilities that are shared transnationally. An interdisciplinary in-depth reflection on Canada, an important partner of the European Union, at a time when collaboration in person becomes possible again is therefore particularly welcome and urgent.

    • The ESSCS is intended for A./M.Ed. and Ph.D. students. The teaching staff are highly renowned specialists from Canada, Germany, and Austria representing the following disciplines: literary (English and French) and cultural studies, indigenous studies, media studies, language policy, history, cultural geography, political science and economics, intersectional and gender studies, mountain studies.
    • The course fees of EUR 530include a two weeks lecture program, an electronic reader, two reading sessions with a Canadian and a Quebec author, the train transfer from Vienna to Innsbruck, three guided city tours (Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck), an excursion (by bus) to the Obergurgl Research Center of the University of Innsbruck at an altitude of 1940 m, an excursion to the Nordkette in Innsbruck and the farewell dinner.
    • Credits:5 ECTS (6 ECTS possible when doing an additional task)
    • The number of participants is limited. The registration deadline is 5 March 2022.
    • If you have already been accepted for the summer school 2020 or if you are on the waiting list, please fill in the reapplication form until5 March 2022.

    For further information concerning the program, accommodation, possible scholarships and the teaching concept cf. and

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  • Brock Talks: Port Colborne’s Tennessee Avenue featuring Michelle Vosburgh

    Click here to register for this free event!

  • Free Online Event – Voices Across the Border: Comparing Health Systems in a Pandemic

  • Brock Talks: Indigenous Mascotting Culture

    A virtual talk given by Dr. Jason Black on the topic of Indigenous mascotting in North American sports.

    Wednesday october 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    About this event

    Truth, reconciliation, and respect have become vital twenty-first century watchwords in the re/centering of Indigenous Peoples’ narratives and lifeways, both in Canada and in the United States. Much of the recognition of colonial pasts and the promises of decolonial futures take root in the material realm — issues of land, resources, legal and administrative apparatuses, sovereignty policy, and body politics. But, what of the symbols and cultural representations that both precede and underwrite material colonization and its unraveling? Dr. Jason Black examines the importance of such symbols and representations to/for Indigenous Peoples by way of the mascot controversy in North America. With special attention paid to the Edmonton CFL team and McGill University cases, along with recent American mascot cases, this talk contemplates the colonial roots and decolonial possibilities tied to ending Indigenous mascotting as a cultural practice.

    The September Brock Talk is being given by Dr. Jason Black, Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University, and has been co-organized by the Humanities Research Institute and The Centre for Canadian Studies.

    Click here to register for this free event.

  • Looking for a good 400 level course with Canadian content? Check out CANA 4P15


    When prohibition ended in Ontario in 1927, it continued across the river in the United States and Americans flocked to Niagara.   When US prohibition ended in 1933, it was replaced by a looser licensing regime than in Ontario, and Canadians flocked to the US.  How did Niagarans react?

    Dan Malleck is a professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the director of Brock’s Centre for Canadian Studies. He is an internationally recognized expert in drug and alcohol regulation and prohibition. Has spoken to audiences in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia about the challenges of regulating substances that are considered socially problematic, including cannabis, liquor, opiates, and cocaine.

    Free online lecture on July 22 from 7-9 p.m. EST on Zoom.  Must preregister to attend using this link.

  • Dr. Jason Black, Fulbright Research Chair teaching course on social activism at Brock this winter (D3)

    The Centre for Canadian Studies is thrilled to announce the return of Dr. Jason Black as Fulbright Research Chair in Canadian Studies.  Dr. Black is a professor and past Chair of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte who will be on campus for the winter term.  He will be teaching CANA 3V92 Social Activism and Culture in Canada and the United States on Wednesday evenings in D3.  This course is a cross-cultural study of social activism and its rhetorical functions in Canada and the United States.  Students will analyse how public communication texts and media representations such as speeches, manifestos, narratives, music, memoirs, and film reflect social change.  Case studies will be drawn from activism about race/ethnicity; Indigenous mascotting; gender and sexualities; and environmentalism. 

    Students interested in registering for this course should do so as soon as possible as we expect it to fill quickly.  We have crosslisted the course with Communications (COMM 3V92), Film (FILM 3V92), and Popular Culture (PCUL 3V92).

    For more information, contact or click here for the course promo.

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  • Voices Across the Border – Decolonization: where we are and where we are going

    April 8  1:30-2:50 EST  Virtually on MS Teams

    This is a 3-event series of panels with experts discussing specific issues affecting Canada and the U.S. cohosted by Brock’s Centre for Canadian Studies, Bridgewater State University, and Niagara University.

    In North America, decolonization is an essential part of reconciliation between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples.  How do we reckon with the past and build a world where colonial ideologies are dismantled and Indigenous ways of knowing are valued and reinforced?  This panel addresses three questions about the present and future of decolonization: Where are we?  Where do we want to be? How do we get there?

    Register for this event on Eventbrite –

    Attendees MUST register on Eventbrite to receive an e-ticket and a link via email to the event on MS Teams approximately 30 minutes prior to the event starting.

    You can also receive CWC credit with Experience BU by attending.

    Brought to you by the Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University