News and events

  • Happy Canada Day from all of us in Canadian Studies!

  • Fulbright Competition – Apply Now

    Fulbright Canada is a joint, bi-national, treaty-based organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America through academic and cultural exchange.  Fulbright Canada is supported by the Canadian Government through Global Affairs Canada, by the United States Government through the Department of State, and by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, charitable trusts, and university partners.  It is governed by an independent Board of Directors and operates out of Ottawa.  For more information on the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Transnational Studies, please click here.

    Applications are being accepted by Fulbright Canada for the 2019-2020 academic year for Award 9420-CA.  Those interested can begin the application process here.

  • You’re invited to attend the Crossing Borders Keynote with Dr. Daniel J. Broyld

    The Centre for Canadian Studies will host the Crossing Borders Interdisciplinary Student conference and would like to invite everyone to attend the Keynote by Daniel J. Broyld, Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational Studies, Brock University, and Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University.

    The Keynote is titled “Douglass, Tubman & Brown: Recasting Their Fight for Black Liberation in the Transnational Light of Rochester and St. Catharines.”  The story that is best known of Rochester and St. Catharines before the Civil War is a one-way flow of the “Underground Railroad” (America-to-Canada). But the relationship is actually much more complex–the doors of the border swung open in both directions–and this is clearly articulated by way of Douglass, Tubman, and Brown. Moving them away from the local and national context, and into the transnational and international conversation is more befitting of the global world we live in today, and moreover better reflects their historical disposition beyond the domestic. Douglass, Tubman, and Brown had to negotiate the overlapping worlds of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the African Diaspora. All three leaders, understood that the lives of Blacks in the borderlands of Rochester and St. Catharines were intertwined by shared newspapers, annual celebrations, religious organizations, as well as kinship and friendship ties that were reinforced by regular border crossings. Douglass, Tubman, and Brown enjoyed the two-way flow of people, ideas, and social networks, between the two cities and neighboring nations.

    This event is being held in the Sean O’Sullivan Lecture Theatre, Brock University on Friday March 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All welcome!






  • CANA Teaching Assistant receives 2017 Distinguished Graduate Student Award

    Roger Fast, a Teaching Assistant in CANA 1F91 has received the 2017 Distinguished Graduate Student Award MA in History.  Congratulations Roger!

  • Canadian-American Studies program a window between neighbours

    Brock’s MA in Canadian-American Studies program was recently featured in The Brock News.  The article highlights the unique qualities of this program as well as student experience.

    Click here to read the article

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  • APPLY NOW – MA in Canadian-American Studies

    Our innovative one-year joint Master in Canadian-American Studies earns you degrees from Brock and SUNY Buffalo, along with international experience and credentials.

    Application deadline: February 2018

    Click here for more info

  • 2018 Crossing Borders Conference at Brock University – Call for Papers

    March 16 and 17, 2018

    Deadline for abstracts: February 19, 2018.

    For conference highlights and call for paper information, click here.

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  • Festival of Readers St. Catharines

    November 3 to 5, 2017

    More details are available at

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  • 30th Annual Two Days of Canada Conference

    2nd and 3rd November, 2017 at Brock University
    “Queer Canada”

    Program information coming soon!

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  • Congratulations to Professor Gregory Betts!

    Poet and author Gregory Betts has been publishing cutting edge literature for 18 years and has released seven books and 18 chapbooks from the best avant-garde presses across North America. Not only is he a successful author, Betts is a genuine activist for the literary community in St. Catharines. Since arriving in 2006 to teach at Brock University, Betts has organized events that have brought hundreds of the best authors from around the world to St. Catharines. Gregory has been a tireless advocate for literature and has helped to foster and create a robust literary community in the city, working as an artist, volunteer, and organizer of all things cultural. His work has culminated in the establishment of a new literary festival of which Betts is artistic director. The Festival of Readers is a three-day literary extravaganza that brought over 40 authors to the city in October 2016 and attracted over 400 people. With this festival, not only has he built a stage for the best literature in the country, but he has insisted that the focus of that stage be for developing and encouraging readers in the city of St. Catharines.  Gregory received the Jury’s Pick Award from the City of St. Catharines during their Arts Awards evening held on June 5, 2017.

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