Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 22/01/21

Dear All,

Please find below the latest news, opportunities, and publications in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies. As you will see there are various jobs advertised across Canada 🙂 


The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (QC), Canada will be holding several fascinating online events over the next month:

‘Rediscovering Louis St. Laurent: A discussion about the influence of a politician whose astute policies and bold resolve moved Canada into the modern era’, Thursday 28 January 2021 at 4-5pm (ET). The discussion will feature the Hon. Jean Charest, Patrice Dutil, Mary Janigan, Xavier Gelinas, and Jean Riley.

‘The Resilience of Western Alienation in a Transformative Era’ – A lecture from Dr. Loleen Berdahl on the persistence of regional conflict in Canada, Friday 12 February 2021 at 3pm (ET)

‘The Great White North: Race and Reckoning in Canada’ – A lecture from Dr. Debra Thompson, Thursday 18 February 2021 at 4pm (ET)



Call for Papers

The Canadian Studies and American Studies programs at Bridgewater State University invite submissions for their 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 2 April 2021. Proposals from undergraduate university students in the United States and Canada on all subjects are welcome. Presentations can focus individually on the U.S., Canada, or Quebec; or they can be comparative. The revised deadline for proposals is 15 February  2021. Students should send a Word file containing name, title, abstract (up to 250-words), and university affiliation to Dr. Andrew Holman ( or Dr. Simone Poliandri (


Lecturer in Indigenous Studies at Charles Sturt University, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Deadline: 31 January 2021

Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies at MISC, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Deadline: 31 January 2021

Assistant Professor in Architecture and Indigenous Studies (Land-based Pedagogy, Built Conservation) at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 10 February 2021

12-Month Term Position in History (Western Canadian History and Indigenous History) at Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba (MB), Canada

Deadline: 15 February 2021

Assistant Professor in Play Work and Children’s Material Cultures at York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 16 February 2021

Faculty Position in Native Studies (Governance and Politics) at Brandon University, Brandon, MB, Canada

Deadline: 26 February 2021

Director, McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI) at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Deadline: 8 March 2021

Sessional Assistant Professor in History (Blacks in the Americas) at York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 15 March 2021

Faculty Fellowship in Humanities (Foundation Year Program) at University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Deadline: 12 April 2021

Ph.D. Scholarships

ANU Collaborative Doctoral Programme Ph.D. Scholarships, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Deadline: 15 April 2021



Dr. John Carlaw has recently published a fascinating and very topical working paper on ‘Unity in Diversity? Neoconservative Multiculturalism and the Conservative Party of Canada’ in a Working Paper series produced by the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) and the Canada Excellence Research Chair  in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University.


Please do let me know of any future news, opportunities, and recent publications via email at, which I can then include in the fortnightly newsletter. For ACNZSN to work as well as it can, it will be great to receive contributions from its supporters 🙂 I would also encourage you to subscribe to its blog (so you are able to receive this newsletter directly into your inbox), and follow/or like its social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter.


Best Wishes,

Dr. Jatinder Mann

Creator and Manager of ACNZSN

Editor-in-chief, JACANZS

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