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Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d'études canadiennes (CSN) is introducing their Prize for the Best MA (or Equivalent) Thesis or Major Research Paper in Canadian Studies, Contest for 2017. For more information about the qualifications, submission methods and deadlines, please visit www.csn-rec.ca.
CSN-REC is also introducing their Best Canadian Studies Undergraduate Essay/Thesis Prize for the 2016-2017 academic year. More information about the award is available online: http://csn-rec.ca.
Farewell to Principal Stewart Gill (Treasurer of ICCS)
The Emmanuel College hosted events ranging from intimate gatherings to large celebrations to farewell Professor Gill. Around 150 guests joined them for Thank You Drinks on December 1st, 2016. Deputy Chair of Council Roger Derrington QC paid tribute to Stewart’s extraordinary contribution to the life of Emmanuel College over the past 12 years. Following long-standing tradition, the College commissioned a portrait to mark Stewart’s principalship. The portrait by Archibald Prize-winning artist Lewis Miller was officially unveiled on 11 November at a reception attended by College supporters, friends, staff, students, and alumni. They wish to sincerely thank Stewart for enriching our lives and wish him all the best in his new role as Master of Queen's College within the University of Melbourne. Information and pictures are available on their Facebook page: https://business.facebook.com/.
CANADIAN STUDIES NEWS
“THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA”? - CHANGES AND CHALLENGES IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Association for Canada Studies in the Netherlands, in collaboration with the Radboud University Nijmegen will be hosting a Conference in the Netherlands entitled “The World Needs More Canada?’ Changes, Challenges in Contemporary Canadian Culture and Society'” on June 15 and 16, 2017. The Conference will be hosted at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (Netherlands), and will focus on current social, cultural and political developments and critically explore the ways in which Canada defines itself and its place in the world. More information can be found on the call for paper here.
BRITISH ASSOCIAION CANADIAN STUDIES
It is with great sadness that the British Association for Canadian Studies is announcing that former BACS President and erstwhile friend and supporter of BACS Emeritus Professor Tim Rooth has passed away after a brief but serious illness. BACS will be having a special panel at the upcoming BACS 2017 Annual Conference in honor of Tim and his wonderful contribution to Canadian Studies in the UK.
NEW ISSUE OF INTERFACES
Interfaces Journal, the Brazilian Association for Canadian Studies journal, has published a new issue, dedicated to indigenous literature. It is available online here: https://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br.
CALLS AND INVITATIONS
SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSAL: CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA, POLAND AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY, CANADA
This series of conferences, which will start on April 26-28, 2017 at the University of Silesia, intends to explore the complexity of Indigenous cultures of North America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe. It is a joint project offered by the Department of English and Indigenous Affairs Office, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada, and the Canadian Studies Centre, Department of American and Canadian Studies, Theatrum Research Group and the Centre for the Study of Minor Cultures at the University of Silesia (US), Poland. The first conference will be entitled “Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives.” Interested participants are invited to submit proposals for traditional and non-traditional presentations that broadly address the theme of the conference. For information on themes, submission methods and more information about the conference, please click here.
RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS
John A. Macdonald hustles for votes and Mackenzie King chats to the dead – new light on two of Canada's greatest leaders
New essay from the Emeritus Professor of the University of Edinburgh, Ged Martin, about two former Prime Ministers of Canada, John A. McDonald and Makenzie King. The John A. Macdonald book and the Mackenzie King article are both available, free, in the Published Work section of www.gedmartin.net.
CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a Canadian-based global organization, in Toronto, brings together outstanding researchers in interdisciplinary research programs to address some of the most important questions our world faces today. The program currently has a new opportunity for early career researchers through our new program: The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program. The program is designed to advance the careers of exceptional early career investigators at a pivotal time in their careers: the first five years of their first academic position. It is open to various disciplines from the natural, biomedical and social sciences and the humanities. For more information on what Global Scholars will receive, please visit their website: http://www.cifar.ca/global-scholars/.
Vernon Press is looking for reviewers!
Do you enjoy reading books in economics, social science, humanities? Vernon Press would like to invite you to join our community of book reviewers! Interested candidates must be an expert in one of the areas we publish (to find out: https://vernonpress.com) and be prepared to review at least one book every two years. More detailed information is available on their website: https://vernonpress.com.