Welcome to the Centre for Scottish Studies at SFU!
The Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University was founded in 1998 as a joint venture between faculty and individuals in the community. The Centre, located at SFU’s beautiful Burnaby campus, 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 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.
We offer annual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students working in the area of Scottish Studies, and, as the only institution in Western Canada with a Scottish Studies focus, we collaborate with other academic institutions in Canada interested in Scottish Studies.
Our location in the vibrant multicultural Greater Vancouver region also allows us to foster a variety of international connections. Our aim is to provide a vital link between academic researchers and the wider public.
Message from our Director, Professor Leith Davis:
"Looking forward to connecting remotely with colleagues and community members as I take on the position of Director of SFU's Centre for Scottish Studies again. Seems like only yesterday we were at the Burns statue for the 250th anniversary celebration (2009)! Hope you are all staying safe and hope to see you all again sooner than later!"