British Association of Canadian Studies

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British Association for Canadian Studies
TypeAcademic Association, Charity
Registration no.272144
Tony McCulloch
AffiliationsInternational Council for Canadian Studies

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is a membership-based academic association that is also a registered UK charity.[1] BACS was founded in 1975 in order to promote Canadian studies in the United Kingdom.[2] Along with the establishment of the Academic Relations Unit at the Canada House, it significantly helped the growth of Canadia Studies in the UK in the 1970s.[2] The organization has 400 members as of somewhere around 2016, and holds an annual conference attended by around 150 academics and postgraduate students each year.[2] It also publishes a peer-reviewed journal called the British Journal of Canadian Studies.[2] It contains seven specialist groups for academics, on aboriginal studies, economics, architecture, literature, law, and Quebec as well as a resources group.[2] BACS is a member of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), of which it was a founding member in 1981.[1]


  1. ^ a b "About BACS". 21 October 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e McDonald, Terry. "Canadian Studies teaching in the UK". LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Retrieved 17 February 2024.

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