News and events

  • Voices Across the Border – Crime, Policing, and Anti-Black Racism in Canada and the United States

    Click here to download event poster


  • Literature Matters – 2021 Annual Lecture Series – January 30 – Wayde Compton and Stephen Collis (free event)

    Literature Matters the 2021 Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature lecture series is pleased to present Wayde Compton, Three Riots: A Biotext for WattsRodney King, and George Floyd & Stephen Collis, Common Entanglements: The Human, Nonhuman, and the Necessity of Movement. Followed by a dialogue with each other hosted and moderated by Smaro Kamboureli, the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature Department of English University of Toronto.

    Via Zoom Webinar
    Saturday, January 30
    7 PM EST

    To attend, please register (free of charge)

    Click here for event information

  • CFP – Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS)

    Call for Proposals ACSUS 2021 26th Biennial Conference 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 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 (

    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, or Dr. Simone Poliandri, Coordinator, BSU American Studies at

    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 email address using this link:

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Brock Model UN at, 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 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.

  • 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 for complete application details.