BCSA 2017

Black Canadian Studies Association biennial conference

May 11–13, 2017
Brandon University, Manitoba

President Dr. Gervan Fearon poses in front of historic Clark Hall at Brandon University.

Dr. Gervan Fearon, President of Brandon University, in support of the Black Canadian Studies Association, invites you to this upcoming conference, focused on the historic, present and future role and contributions of African Canadians to our nation on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Brandon University is proud to host the 2017 Black Canadian Studies Association biennial conference: “Blackness, Indigeneity, Colonialism, and Confederation: 21st Century Perspectives.”

You are invited to submit a research paper, to attend informative panel presentations and to hear the insight of outstanding scholars and community leaders as you network with leading lights in this field.

You will love experiencing the vast vistas of the prairies at Brandon University. Manitoba is home to outstanding attractions, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. You will benefit from this opportunity to shape the thinking and perspectives on contemporary issues as well as future directions on provocative questions.

Register now online to attend or to present a paper.


The government of Canada intends to mark the nation’s 2017 sesquicentennial as “the grandest national birthday in a generation.” What, however, does this celebration mean for African Canadians once enslaved or free? | Learn more

Le gouvernement du Canada entend faire de cet événement le « plus grand anniversaire national depuis un siècle et demi ». Cependant, que signifie une telle célébration pour les Afro-Canadiens, autrefois esclaves ou Noirs libres ? | Lire la suite


The Black Canadian Studies Association is seeking individual papers, round tables and posters. | Send us your proposals

L’Association canadienne des études sur les Noirs sollicite des communications individuelles, des tables rondes et des présentations par affiche. | Envoyez-nous vos propositions.


Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to secure your spot at this conference.