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, normally for a two-year term. There is also an Executive which is responsible for the management of the association. The current BACS Executive (until April 2018) is made up of:

Professor Alan Hallsworth (University of Portsmouth): President and Treasurer

alan.hallsworth@port.ac.uk

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

jatindermann@hkbu.edu.hk

Dr. James Kennedy (University of Edinburgh): President-Elect

j.kennedy@ed.ac.uk

Dr. Susan Billingham (University of Nottingham): British Journal of Canadian Studies (BJCS) Editor

susan.billingham@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr. Tony McCulloch (University College London): Past President

tony.mcculloch@ucl.ac.uk

 

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

https://britishassociationforcanadianstudies.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/bacs-council-members-2017-181.pdf

 

The current BACS Constitution can be found here:

https://britishassociationforcanadianstudies.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/bacs-constitution-revised-2015.pdf

 

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

G.05b Crystal Macmillan Building

15a George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9LD

United Kingdom

 

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

 

For any website related queries please email bacswebmaster@gmail.com