Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ)

The Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) is an interdisciplinary organisation that encourages interest in Canadian Studies and aims to promote greater understanding of Canada. The Association's members are academics researching and teaching about Canada in Australia and New Zealand.

ACSANZ is funded by the Government of Canada, through the International Council of Canadian Studies (ICCS). ACSANZ was formally established in 1982 and was one of the founding members of the ICCS.

ACSANZ and the Canadian High Commission in Canberra manage a range of programs and awards, which promote Canadian Studies in tertiary institutions in Australia and New Zealand. Support is given to teaching and research in a number of areas, particularly in the social sciences and humanities, and to work of a comparative nature.

ACSANZ activities include:

  • The ACSANZ biennial conference in Canadian Studies, held in even numbered years.
  • Periodic regional mini-conferences, which focus on special topics.
  • A refereed scholarly journal, Australasian Canadian Studies, published twice annually.
  • A newsletter with information about forthcoming conferences, funding schemes, and other news, sent to all members.
  • Several postgraduate research travel grants offered annually, to stimulate and support interest in Canadian Studies among potential academics.

For more information about ACSANZ, visit their website.