Morna McEachern, Social Work, is currently serving as secretary of the executive board of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS). ACSUS held its annual meeting in Tampa, Florida over Veteran’s Day (Remembrance Day) weekend. To meet the challenges to funding cuts, ACSUS has reached out and connected with Canadian Studies organizations in several countries: Mexico, Argentina, Sweden, Japan, Israel, Canada. Most significant is the connection with Mexican and Canadian Associations. Both will be academic sponsors of the biennial meeting in Tampa in the fall of 2013. The theme of the conference will be “Canada in the Hemisphere” and will also include a focus on the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
ACSUS is also looking for a new home for the head office at a university or other organization and will be sending out a request for proposals in the new year.
Morna McEachern, Social Work, and Program Manager for Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium (PNWCSC), joined the board of directors of the Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) and serves as its secretary. The Canadian Studies Center is an institutional member of ACSUS.
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