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
Dr. Jatinder Mann (Hong Kong Baptist University): Secretary
Dr. James Kennedy (University of Edinburgh): President-Elect
Dr. Susan Billingham (University of Nottingham): British Journal of Canadian Studies (BJCS) Editor
Dr. Tony McCulloch (University College London): Past President
The list of BACS Council Members and their contact details can be viewed here:
The revised BACS Constitution will be posted here soon!
For postal purposes our address is:
British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS)
c/o High Commission of Canada
BACS is extremely grateful for the generous support of the Canada-UK Foundation for its activities.
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