The Centre for Scottish Studies has a new name! We are now the Research Centre for Scottish Studies! Founded at Simon Fraser University in 1998, our Research Centre is a joint venture between faculty members and individuals in the community. We are located at SFU’s beautiful Burnaby campus, which provides a focal point for faculty, students, and members of the general public who are interested in exploring Scottish history and culture and the connections between Scotland and Canada in the contemporary global landscape.
The Research Centre conducts and mobilizes research in the area of Scottish Studies. Our research activities include collaborative projects with colleagues in Canada, the US and the UK; conferences and symposia; the “Scottish Voices from the West" Oral History project; an annual St Andrew's and Caledonian Society talk; and an annual Tartan Day event.
As the only institution in Western Canada with a Scottish studies focus, we collaborate with other academic institutions in Canada interested in Scottish Studies, and we offer annual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students working in the area of Scottish studies.
Message from our Director, Professor Leith Davis:
"Looking forward to connecting remotely with colleagues and community members as we continue our important work!"