In 2019, Bridgewater State and Wolfville, Nova Scotia’s Acadia University signed a partnership for cooperation between the schools.
The agreement envisions faculty and student exchange, research partnerships, travel courses and other possibilities for cooperation.
American Review of Canadian Studies
Bridgewater State Canadian Studies is the host to the quarterly scholarly journal of the Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S. and published by Routledge. CS Program members Andrew Holman and Brian Payne have co-edited ARCS since January 2019.
BMP Lecture in Canadian Studies
Since 2013, BSU CS has partnered with The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY-Plattsburgh to offer the BMP Lecture, an annual event in which a faculty member from one of the partner schools travels to the other to present their research.
The BMP Lecturer for 2021-22 is Bridgewater State University's Dr. Jeanne Ingle (Department of Elementary Education), who will deliver lectures at McGill and SUNY Plattsburgh in early April, 2022. Her lecture is entitled “How do we teach them? English learners in the COVID-19 era classroom - the Toronto experience.”
Previous BMP Lectures:
2020-21 Dr. Jonathan Slater (SUNY Plattsburgh) "Marshall McLuhan, the Man Behind Quebec's October Crisis?"
2019-20 Dr. Daniel Béland (McGill University) "Trump, Trudeau, and the New Continental Divide: How an Ongoing Political Affair is Likely to Affect Canada’s Next Federal Elections"
2017-18 Dr. Simone Poliandri (Bridgewater State University) "Contextual Nationhood: Multiple Dimensions of Nationality in the Mi’kmaw People’s Nation-Building Strategies"
2016-17 Dr. Allan Downey (McGill University) "The Politics of Indigenous Nationhood: Lacrosse, Identity, and Haudenosaunee Sovereignty"
2015-16 Dr. James Rice (SUNY Plattsburgh) “‘They didn't even speak French!’: Nature, Native Americans, and the Problem of Sovereignty in Modern Quebec.”
2014-15 Dr. Brian Payne (Bridgewater State University) “Free Fish, Free Fisheries: The Local and Continental Implications of Free Trade in the Fisheries of the Gulf of St. Lawrence."
2013-14 Dr. Erin Hurley (McGill University) "Performing the Nation in Quebec."
New England-Canada Business Council
BSU CS maintains a vibrant connection with the NECBC, a transnational trade organization, including a seat on its Board of Directors and several memberships. In addition, BSU is home to the NECBC Frederick J. Nemergut Scholarship, named in honor of the former NECBC president and funded in part by NECBC donations. The scholarship is awarded each spring to a deserving BSU undergraduate studying international business relations, economics, or Canadian Studies.
BSUCS maintains a partnership with the Foundation for Education Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America. Through a “Canadian Speakers” program, Fulbright Canada assists BSUCS in identifying and recruiting Canadian scholars and others to come to BSU and share their knowledge with our community. In addition, several BSU faculty and students have in past years taken advantage of Fulbright Canada’s many opportunities for research and study exchange at Canadian universities.
Canadian Studies at BSU is an enthusiastic supporter and partner of the Carnegie Initiative, a grassroots organization in Canada and the United States dedicated to advancing inclusion, diversity, and acceptance in the sport of ice hockey.
On Jan. 17 and 18, 2022, the Carnegie Initiative hosted a two-day Summit in Boston, featuring speakers and panel discussions that addressed the challenges of and strategies for embedding inclusion and diversity in the culture of hockey in North America. Bridgewater State Canadian Studies was proud to be a part of this event; Bridgewater State students worked the event as ambassadors and attended its many interesting sessions. We look forward to being a part of next year's planned event in Toronto.