• The U.S., Canada, Quebec and the Problem of the Border – A Virtual Undergraduate Research Conference


    The Canadian Studies Program and American Studies Program at Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA, USA)


    The U.S., Canada, Quebec and the Problem of the Border, A Virtual Undergraduate Research Conference

    Friday, April 2, 2021      8:30 am – 4:30 pm


    The Canadian Studies and American Studies programs at Bridgewater State University invite submissions for their rescheduled interdisciplinary student research conference on the subject “United States, Canada, Quebec and the Problem of the Border” to be held live in virtual format on Friday, April 2, 2021. Proposals from undergraduate university students in the United States and Canada on all subjects are welcome, but especially encouraged are proposals that focus on: 1) Real and Imaginary Borders; 2) Immigration;  3) Border Security; 4) Trade and Economy; 5) Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation; 6) Environment and Ecology; and 7) Canada-U.S. Relations in the Age of Pandemic.

    Presentations can focus individually on the U.S., Canada, or Quebec; or they can be comparative. Presentations will be limited to 12-15 minutes. The virtual symposium will take place on the ForagerOne conference platform (https://symposium.foragerone.com).

    The revised deadline for proposals is Monday, February 15, 2021. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Friday, February 19, 2021. Students should send a Word file containing name, title, abstract (up to 250-words), and university affiliation to:

    Dr. Andrew Holman, Director, BSU Canadian Studies at a2holman@bridgew.edu, or Dr. Simone Poliandri, Coordinator, BSU American Studies at spoliandri@bridgew.edu

    Click here to download CFP

  • You’re invited to a Brock Model UN Event

    Although we are at home, Brock Model United Nations is continuing to engage with our members and the Brock community.

    On January 14th, 2021,  Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York City Richard Arbeiter will be speaking to our club members, and all are invited to attend.

    There is no cost to attend this event, but you must register using your @brocku.ca email address using this link: https://forms.gle/x9UWw7bV6gCG7C6W6

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Brock Model UN at munbrock@gmail.com, or on Instagram or Facebook.

    From Global Affairs Canada: Richard Arbeiter  (BA [North American Studies], McGill University, 1998; MA [International Affairs, Conflict Analysis], Carleton University, 2000) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2001. Mr. Arbeiter has contributed to Canada’s engagement on a broad range of international peace and security and global economic issues, including as director of the Policy and Advocacy Division of the Afghanistan Task Force, G7/G20 sherpa assistant and director of the International Economic Relations and Summits Division, director general of the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion and director general of the International Security Policy Bureau. Mr. Arbeiter has also served abroad at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, in New York City, and at the embassy to Chile.

    We hope to see you at this event! 


  • Merry Christmas from CANA!

  • Italian Sports Conference – December 2 – All Welcome


    Contact trusso@brocku.ca for access to this live stream event.  Click here for event information

  • CANA Instructor provides commentary on what we can expect from President Elect Biden

    Ibrahim Berrada is well known to Canadian Studies students for his passion and understanding of politics.  Ibrahim was recently featured by CHCH providing his thoughts on Canada-US relations during Biden’s presidency.  Click here to listen.

  • Starting at Love: (Re)Discovering Tennis as a Lifelong Sport

    With Canadian Gianluca Agostinelli.

    Click here for more details and to register.

    For Brock students, you can receive CWC credit.  To register through Experience BU follow the hyperlink and scroll down to December events.  https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/event/170746

  • Eakin Visiting Fellowship – apply now

    Canadian Studies – Eakin Visiting Fellowship
    (2021-2022 academic year)
    McGill University
    Location: Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

    The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) is pleased to announce that it is now
    accepting applications for the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies for the
    2021/2022 academic year.

    The Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies was created with the generous support of the
    Eakin Family in memory of William R. Eakin. It is awarded for periods of one or two academic
    semesters to an active scholar focusing on studies related to Canada. Typically, the award is
    granted to a scholar on sabbatical from an academic institution but practitioners active in the
    field of public affairs are also encouraged to apply. The position is open, in terms of rank and
    discipline, to dynamic scholars who can enrich the study of Canada with fresh perspectives. The
    Fellowship may also be awarded to an individual outside of the academic community, whose
    writing, research or public career are making a significant contribution to intellectual life in

    The incumbent is expected to teach one undergraduate course in Canadian Studies at McGill
    University, deliver the Eakin Lecture, participate in the activities of the Institute, and pursue
    exchanges with colleagues at McGill and other institutions.

    The Fellowship will offer a stipend of $15,000 per semester.

    Applicants are invited to send:
     Letter of Application
     Curriculum Vitae
     Letter of Reference
     Course Proposal for an Advanced Seminar in Canadian Studies (one page maximum)
     Indication of term preference: Fall 2021, Winter 2022, or a full year

    Please send application materials by January 15, 2021 (deadline extended to January 31, 2021) to:
    Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies
    McGill Institute for the Study of Canada by email

    Please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/misc/academics/eakin for complete application details.

  • Crossing Borders 2021 Call for Papers

    Crossing Borders 2021 Call for Papers

  • A Panel Discussion on Soccer in Ontario – everyone welcome!


    Click here to Register for this event (you will then be sent a link to join).

  • Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ASCUS) Conference – Call for Papers

    Canada: Near and Far

    October 21-24, 2021
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United
    States (ACSUS), the Association will host its 26th biennial conference, October 21-24, 2021, in
    Washington, DC. The conference is open to all proposals with a significant Canadian focus. We
    welcome papers and panel proposals from graduate students, professors, independent
    scholars, and practitioners on all diverse and critical perspectives related to the theme,
    ‘Canada: Near and Far’. ACSUS encourages panels and papers addressing subjects in the
    following categories:

    ● Border Issues, Integration, Trade, and Economics
    ● Communication and Media Studies
    ● Critical Cultural Studies
    ● Energy and the Environment
    ● Foreign Policy and Defense
    ● Gender, Identities, Minorities, and Diversity
    ● History
    ● Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies
    ● International Relations
    ● Law, the Constitution, and Land Claims
    ● Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in English
    ● Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in French
    ● Philosophy
    ● Politics and Public Policy
    ● Quebec Studies and the Francophone Presence in North America
    ● Teaching of Canada and Education Through Diverse Perspectives
    ● The North and Arctic Studies Through Diverse Perspectives
    ● The Role and Responsibilities of ACSUS

    Canada: Near and Far. How is Canada perceived and portrayed from outside its borders, and
    by the international community? How is Canada understood by its expatriates? What role does
    the border have in creating or working against familiarity, or belonging? How has the
    coronavirus pandemic shaped Canadian relationships both locally and with the rest of the
    world? In recognition of ACSUS’s 50 years work, what role do non-governmental agencies
    around the world play in shaping Canada’s relationships with the world? Finally, as a
    professional organization dedicated to the promotion of Canadian Studies, what is ACSUS’s role
    in these larger questions? Proposals that touch on these themes through diverse and critical
    perspectives are especially encouraged, though, as always, submissions on all subjects
    addressing Canada and Canadian-American relations are welcome.

    Deadline for submission is April 1, 2021.

    Click here for Call for Papers

    Email ACSUS conference program chair, Dr. Christina Keppie with questions – christina.keppie@wwu.edu