BACS 2017 Annual Conference - Canada 150!
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BACS 2017 Annual Conference - Canada 150!

BACS 2017 Annual Conference - Canada 150!

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CANADA 150!

A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation

Une célébration du 150e anniversaire de la Confédération Canadienne


On this historic anniversary, the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) 42nd annual conference will be held on 20-22 April 2017. The conference will take place at Canada House on Trafalgar Square, London, UK. Canada House is a beautifully restored heritage building that now houses an impressive collection of Canadian art and design. For security reasons, all conference participants must bring photo ID. All guests will also be required to go through a brief security screening. The High Commission of Canada therefore requests that guests refrain from bringing large luggage.

Papers on all themes of endung interest to Canadianists will be welcomed. Space, however, is limited and priority will be given to paper sessions and round-table panels on the following themes:

  • Citizenship, Diversity, Migration, Identity, Indigeneity, Social Policy
  • Contemporary Canadian Culture, Art, Literature, Media, Dance, Film
  • Geography, Environment, Energy, The North, The Arctic
  • International relations, Canada-UK Relations
  • Post-secondary Education especially Canada-UK University Links
  • Trade, Politics, Business, Law

BACS intends to confirm which papers have been accepted by the end of December 2016.

Hotels (suggestions only - this is a non-residential conference)

Please note, too, that there is no conference discount at any of the following hotels

The University of London usually recommends the Imperial Group of hotels which includes the Tavistock and five other hotels that are within walking distance to Canada House and/or close to main tube or mainline train stations:

https://www.imperialhotels.co.uk/en/

Depending upon term dates, some delegates may find it worthwhile to investigate Hall of Residence availability at nearby London School of Economics (LSE).


To receive updates about the conference see our website:

https://britishassociationforcanadianstudies.org

And follow our blog:

https://bacs2017.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/bacs-2017-annual-conference-canada-150/


Draft Outline Conference Programme (December 2016)

CANADA 150:

A CELEBRATION OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY

OF CANADIAN CONFEDERATION

British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) 42nd Annual Conference

High Commission of Canada, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, UK,

20-22 April 2017

Thursday 20 April 2017

1.00-1.30pm: Registration opens in the Lobby of Canada House

1.30-2.00pm: Welcome by Her Excellency Janice Charette, High Commissioner of Canada, UK and introduction by Dr. Tony McCulloch, BACS President (Mackenzie King/Borden Room)

2.00-3.30pm: Parallel Sessions I

(Including Special Panel session #1 ‘The North’*)

3.30-4.00pm: Tea and coffee in foyer of Canada House

4.00-5.00pm: Keynote Lecture I: Professor Colin Coates (York University)

Chair TBC (Mackenzie King/Borden Room)

6.00-8.00pm: Reception at the Quebec Government Office, Quebec House,

Presentation of Prix du Québec


Friday 21 April 2017

8.00–9.00am: Registration in the Lobby of Canada House

9.00-10.30am: Parallel Sessions II

(Including Special Panel session #2 ‘The Current State of Canadian Studies in the UK’*)

10.30-11am: Tea and coffee in foyer of Canada House

11.00am-12.00pm: Keynote Lecture II: TBA

Chair TBC (Mackenzie-King/Borden Room)

12.00-1.00pm: Cold buffet/sandwich lunch (Mackenzie-King/Borden Room) Presentation of Michael Hellyer, Vivien Hughes, and Jodie Robson prizes

1.00-2.00pm: Keynote Lecture III (Eccles Lecture): Professor Coral Ann Howells FRSC (Universities of Reading and London) in video conversation with Margaret Atwood

Chair TBC (Mackenzie-King/Borden Room)

2.00-3.30pm: Parallel Sessions III

(Including Special Panel session #3 ‘Canada-UK Relations’*)

3.30-4.00pm: Tea and coffee in foyer of Canada House

4.00-5.00pm: Keynote Lecture IV: Professor Will Kymlicka (Queen’s

University)

Chair TBC (Mackenzie-King/Borden Room)

5.00-6.00pm: Parallel Sessions IV

(Including Special Panel session #4‘Cultural Exports’*)

6.00-7.00pm: Wine reception (sponsored by High Commission of Canada)

7pm: Conference Dinner (Macdonald Room)


Saturday 22 April 2017

9.00–9.30am: Registration in the Lobby of Canada House

9.30-10.30am: Keynote Lecture V: Professor Guy Laforest (Université Laval)

Chair TBC (Mackenzie-King/Borden Room)

10.30-11am: Tea and coffee in foyer of Canada House

11am-12pm: Parallel Sessions V

(Including Special Panel session #5‘Issues in Canada- UK–EU Higher Education’*)

12.00-1pm: Cold buffet/sandwich lunch in foyer of Canada House

1.00-2.00pm: BACS AGM (Mackenzie-King/Borden Room)

2.00-3.00pm: Keynote Lecture VI: Professor Jocelyn Létourneau (Université Laval)

Chair TBC (Mackenzie-King/Borden Room)

3.00-4.00pm: Tea and coffee in foyer of Canada House

4.00-5.00pm: Parallel Sessions VI


*Special Panel sessions (scheduling of these is subject to change dependent on availability of speakers concerned):

#1 - ‘The North’ – Professor Klaus Dodds, Deputy High Commisioner Alan Kessel. Chair TBC.

#2 ‘The Current State of Canadian Studies in the UK’ – Dr. Steve Hewitt, Dr. James Kennedy, Dr. Susan Bellingham, Dr. Catherine Bates. Chair – Dr. Jatinder Mann)

#3 - ‘Canada-UK Relations’ - Former High Commissioners: Sir Nicholas Bayne (confirmed). Chair: Dr. Patrick Holdich (confirmed)

#4 - ‘Cultural Exports’ – Professor Bill Marshall, Dr. Shain Shapiro, Karen Kain, Sebastian Cody. Chair TBC.

#5 - ‘Issues in Canada- UK–EU Higher Education’ – Professor Don Sparling, Dr. Susan Hodgett. Chair TBC.

BACS acknowledges the generous support of the following institutions and organisations in the holding of the conference:

Canada-UK Foundation

Government of Canada

Government of Quebec

Laurier Partners LLP

Eccles Centre, British Library

Liverpool University Press

UCL Press


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