About BACS

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) was established by a constitution adopted in 1975 and is a membership-based academic association that is also a registered UK charity (#272144). BACS is a member of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), of which it was a founder member in 1981. Presidents of BACS attend the Annual Meetings of ICCS in Canada each year. The association’s aim is to promote interest in Canada, Canadian issues, and culture in academic circles and in the general community in the UK. It has two main activities: the British Journal of Canadian Studies (BJCS) and the Annual Conference.

BACS is administered by a Council elected from the association’s membership. There is also an Executive which is responsible for the management of the association. The current BACS Executive (until April 2020) is made up of:

Dr. James Kennedy (University of Edinburgh): President


Professor Alan Hallsworth (University of Portsmouth): Treasurer


Dr. Jatinder Mann (Hong Kong Baptist University): Secretary


The list of BACS Council Members and their contact details can be viewed here:

The current BACS Constitution can be found here:

BACS’ Data Protection Policy can be found here:

For postal purposes our address is:

British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS)

Centre of Canadian Studies

School of Social and Political Science

University of Edinburgh

6.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building

15a George Square



United Kingdom

BACS is extremely grateful to the Canada-UK Foundation for its generous support of its activities.

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