News and events

  • 2024/2025 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University

    Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Transnational Studies hosted by Brock University.

    Fulbright Canada offers American scholars’ unique professional opportunities to further ground-breaking research and foster lasting connections.

    Take advantage of a wide selection of Fulbright Canada Research Chairs available at world class universities and research facilities across Canada. Come and collaborate with Canadian researchers who are tackling the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, food security, health, and artificial intelligence. Canadian institutions are eager to welcome you to their campuses and for you to share your exceptional knowledge with them.

    Be a part of the worldwide network of Fulbright alumni who have benefitted from the unparalleled opportunity to advance their research goals by adding a global context to their careers.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree.

    Application Deadline: September 15, 2023  Apply now



  • 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
    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!

  • 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:

    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.

  • 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


    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:  

     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