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Contents

1. Sustained Studies in Contemporary Canadian Issues Programme
2. ICCS awards and deadlines
3. LARG Guide to Resources online update: project outline and invitation to tender
3. New book on Canadian High Commissioners in London
4. Centre of Canadian Studies, Edinburgh
5. Area Studies and the Globalised World, 27 February 2007
6. BACS News
1. Sustained Studies in Contemporary Canadian Issues Programme 2006-08


The Canadian High Commission and the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK are pleased to announce the 2006-08 competition under the Sustained Studies in Contemporary Canadian Issues Programme.

The guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the BACS website at
http://www.canadian-studies.info/main/content/blogcategory/1/57/9/0/

The competition is open to scholars at UK universities and other degree-granting institutions. Applications will be accepted from teams of at least three scholars either from within the same UK institution or from different institutions.

The four broad research themes for which applications are invited are:

1. Healthcare Reform in Canada and the UK
2. Managing Social Diversity in Canada and the UK
3. Electoral Reform in Canada and the UK
4. Energy Security in Canada and the UK

The value of the grant is up to a maximum of 7000 per year for two years. One grant will be made for the 2006-08 competition; unsuccessful bidders may have a chance to bid for the same topic in a subsequent round. The deadline for receiving applications at Canada House is 1 November 2006. First payment to a successful bidder will be made in December 2006. Contact [email protected];.gc.ca for application guidelines and form.


2. ICCS Awards

i) Canada-Europe Awards
(formerly known as Institutional Research Program)

It has just been announced by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada that this program will be offered this year 2006-07 - see full details at http://www.iccs-ciec.ca and click on Government of Canada Programs.  It is recognised that this is short notice, and that it does not allow time for the research to be carried out before the end of the financial year, so successful applicants will receive their full grant before 31 March 2007, even though research will be carried out after that date.  The deadline for applications is 23 November 2006. Application forms may be downloaded from the website above, and should be submitted directly to the ICCS in Ottawa (address on the website), and copied to the Canadian High Commission in London (Vivien Hughes, Canadian Studies Projects Officer, Academic Relations Unit, Canadian High Commission, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ).
 
In summary, the Canada-Europe Awards are designed to support a team normally comprised of at least three academics to undertake short-term research, including collaborative research, contributing to the understanding of bilateral and multi-lateral relations between Canada and the countries of Europe.  The objective of the program is to promote knowledge and understanding of Canada by the publication outside of Canada of important scholarly works (e.g. books or monograph).  The award will assist with the direct costs related to the research.  The maximum amount of any award will be Cdn$12,000.
 
Any enquiries may be addressed to Vivien Hughes at the Canadian High Commission, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 020 7258 6692.


ii) International Research Linkages Program

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada have further announced that the International Research Linkages Program has also been re-instated for this year 2006-07 - see full details at http://www.iccs-ciec.ca and click on Government of Canada Programs.  The deadline for applications (which can be downloaded from the website) is 24 November 2006 (applications should be submitted direct to the International Council for Canadian Studies in Ottawa (address on the web site), and copied to the Canadian High Commission in London (Vivien Hughes, Canadian Studies Projects Officer, Academic Relations Unit, Canadian High Commission, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ).
 
As with the Canada-Europe Awards, it is recognised that this is short notice, and that it does not allow time for the research to be carried out before the end of the financial year, so successful applicants will receive their full grant before 31 March 2007, even though research will not be carried out until after that date.
 
The International Research Linkages Program is designed to facilitate international collaboration within the academic community while fostering the development of permanent exchange networks by providing assistance to teams of researchers from Canada and one or more countries in order to organise seminars or other forms of research linkages.  The maximum amount of any award will be Cdn$10,000.


iii) Reminder: Faculty Research Program and Faculty Enrichment Program deadline 31 October
For full details of each program, and application forms, go to www.iccs-ciec.ca and click on Government of Canada Programs.  Application forms and the requisite numer of copies should be sent to the Canadian High Commission in London (Vivien Hughes, Canadian Studies Projects Officer, Academic Relations Unit, Canadian High Commission, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ).


3. Canadian Studies in the UK and Ireland: A Guide to Resources:  ONLINE UPDATE 2006-07
 
This project will digitise and update information included in the original print publication, Canadian Studies in the UK and Ireland: A Guide to Resources (Ottawa / Edinburgh: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / BACS, 1979; 1983; 1998), and make this information widely available as an  online database. The content and format of the online Guide will be based on the collection-level entries in the original print edition(s). The Guide will be updated by members of staff at the institutions listed, together with members of the British Association for Canadian Studies Libraries and Resources Group (BACS-LARG) and an independent researcher(s) contracted for the purpose.
 
This project is funded by a grant from the Canadian Studies Development Programme.

The project outline and invitation to tender (in PDF format) are attached to this message, or can be downloaded from the BACS website at http://www.canadian-studies.net



4. New book on Canadian High Commissioners in London

McGill-Queen's University Press (MQUP) has recently published a book entitled Commissions High: Canada in London, 1870-1971 by the Honourable Roy MacLaren.  As the former Canadian High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Mr MacLaren offers an insider's perspective on the history of Anglo-Canadian diplomatic relations. More information at (http://www.mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=1954)


5. Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh

The Centre of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh would like to draw your attention to their new web site:
http://www.cst.ed.ac.uk


6. Area Studies and the globalised world

Date: 27 February 2007
Location: British Library Conference Centre <http://www.bl.uk/about/stporientation.html >, London
Event type: Conference
Cost: 27
The British Library (Eccles Centre), the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, the UK Council for Area Studies Associations (UKCASA) and the Canadian High Commision in London have collaborated to organise this high profile conference. Keynote speakers are Lord Giddens, London School of Economics, and John Ralston Saul, Co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
A full programme and downloadable registration form is available at http://www.llas.ac.uk/events/llaseventitem.aspx?resourceid=2616

 
7. BACS News

A number of Calls for Papers have been received (too many to be included here), and have been posted on the BACS website at http://www.canadian-studies.net. They can be found in the News section, or by searching Calls for papers.

The Call for papers for the 2007 BACS Annual Conference, From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada can also be found on the website at http://www.canadian-studies.info/main/content/blogcategory/42/69/

Details of forthcoming Canadian Studies events have been posted to the BACS Calendar at
http://my.calendars.net/bacs2 where you will also find details of the times when the new London office is open. To have an event included on the Calendar, or circulated with BACS E-News, email Jodie at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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