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 promotes teaching, research, and community engagement and programming in the area of Scottish Studies. Our activities include undergraduate instruction in Scottish Studies, the “Scottish Voices from the West" Oral History project, a research hub at scotsinbritishcolumbia.com, an annual St Andrews and Caledonian Society talk, and an annual Tartan Day talk. 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 become a centre of excellence in Scottish Studies, linking scholars from across both the Atlantic and the Pacific.