• CFP – 33rd Canadian Military History Colloquium

    Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada will host the 33rd Canadian Military History Colloquium on May 26-27 2023.

    The conference organizers invite submissions on all periods and aspects of Canadian military history and war and society.  Proposals are welcome from all scholars including students, faculty and independent researchers.  There is no registration fee for graduate students presenting papers.  A limited number of travel bursaries are available for top graduate student presenters from non-Ontario universities.

    Application deadline is March 5, 2023.

    For more information, click here.

  • Call for Submissions – The United States, Canada, and Quebec – Undergraduate Research Conference

    Call for Submissions – The United States, Canada, and Quebec
    Undergraduate Research Conference
    Hosted by the Canadian Studies Program, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
    Friday March 31, 2023
    8:30-4:30 p.m.

    The Canadian Studies program at Bridgewater State University invites paper proposals from undergraduate university students in the United States and Canada for an in-person international research conference on the subject “The United States, Canada, and Quebec” to be held on Friday March 31, 2023. All topics will be considered. Presentations can focus of Canada or Quebec alone, on Canada-US or Quebec-US relations, or can offer a comparative perspective. Panels will consist of three 15-minute papers, with questions to follow.

    Deadline for Proposals: Friday February 3, 2023. Students should email abstracts (250-300 word Word file attachments) to Dr. Andrew Holman, Director, BSU Canadian Studies at a2holman@bridgew.edu.
    Travel Support: Bridgewater State will provide presenters travelling to Bridgewater from outside the region with up to 2 nights’ hotel accommodation (March 30 & 31). Lunch and supper will be provided for participants on March 31.

    Click here for complete Call for Submissions.

  • 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.


    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.