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.
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With Canadian Gianluca Agostinelli.
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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
Canadian Studies – Eakin Visiting Fellowship
(2021-2022 academic year)
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
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.
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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
● 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
● 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
● 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.
Email ACSUS conference program chair, Dr. Christina Keppie with questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jason Edward Black, the Fulbright Scholar in Canadian Studies for 2019-20 sat down with Alison Innes, host of the Foreword podcast at Brock University, Faculty of Humanities, to talk about the roots of Indigenous mascotting, the state of Native protests in the US and Canada, and the importance of decoloniality.
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Dr. Jason Edward Black, Fulbright Scholar in the Centre for Canadian Studies 2019-2020 was recently featured on CTV discussing this topic.
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Thirty-four years of conference history is now online, thanks to the hard work of Elaine Aldridge-Low, an administrative assistant for Brock University’s Centre for Canadian Studies.
Aldridge-Low began the project when she realized that information about past Two Days of Canada conferences was not gathered together in one place, inspiring her to track down hard copies of past conference programs and posters.
Using the University archives and contacting past and present faculty, she was able to find and scan many of the documents and worked with Natalie Castelli, a web designer with Brock’s University Marketing and Communications, to create the site.
“We learned a lot during this process and some of the artwork is really quite well done,” says Aldridge-Low. “You can see how the conference has evolved and changed.”
Some of the posters have been plaque-mounted and hung in the Canadian Studies hallway in the Glenridge Avenue (GLN-A) building. Conference programs, including paper abstracts, and posters are available for download. Anyone with information for missing years is invited to contact the Centre for Canadian Studies.