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Tony McCulloch Elected President of BACS

1 May 2014

UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that Dr Tony McCulloch, Senior Fellow in North American Studies at the Institute, has been elected President of the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS). His term of office runs for three years, from April 2104 to April 2017, and during this period he will be representing BACS at UK and international conferences including the annual meeting of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) in Ottawa at the end of May. In addition, the BACS Office - which will be responsible for the organisation of the 40th anniversary BACS conference to be held at the British Library in April 2015 - will be located at the UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PN.

UCL-IA is one of six university centres for Canadian Studies in the UK and the only one in London. The other five are located at the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham and Ulster. The UCL-IA Canadian Studies programme of events includes a Canadian Studies seminar series on alternate Monday evenings during term-time, an annual Canadian Studies lecture, an annual Quebec lecture and an annual conference. Funding for these events is provided by the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK. Tony also teaches a course on Canadian politics and foreign policy as an option within the Institute’s new MSc in the International Relations of the Americas and organises a Canada-UK research network. His recent research on Quebec-UK relations since the 1960s – for which he was awarded the Prix du Québec in April 2013 – forms a chapter in a book on Quebec’s international relationships to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2015.