News and events

  • Deadline EXTENDED to Feb 8: Canadian Studies call for papers: WSSA Virtual Conference 2021

    WSSA’s 63rd Annual Conference
    held virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions
    April 12 – 25, 2021
    The conference will accept proposals for:
    ♦ Live ZOOM sessions (paper presentations, roundtables, workshops)
    ♦ Recorded sessions (paper presentations, roundtables, workshops)
    ♦ Hybrid sessions (Recorded sessions, with a scheduled online Q&A session during 2nd week)
    ♦ Document-only papers (not attached to any other format)
    Proposals must be submitted through the website, at the link below, by
    January 29, 2021 Extended to February 8, 2021
    For more information and a list of the 34 Sections and Section Coordinators,
    see the WSSA website at:
    link :
    Questions about individual sections can be answered by the Section Coordinators;
    their contact information is included in the Section descriptions.
    Further information about the conference can be found at and at
    Program Chair:
    Dr. Anthony Amato
    Southwest Minnesota State University
    Department of Geography
    WSSA is pleased to offer a number of competitive awards,
    including student paper competitions,
    the John Wicks Dissertation Paper Award,
    and the Bill L. and Gerre D. Andrist Prize for Best Paper/Presentation for Women.
    For a full list and descriptions,
    of both the WSSA awards and awards offered by individual sections,
    please go to:

    Click here for conference flyer

  • 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.