Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) 2017 Conference


International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)

The Conference/InterCongress will be hosted at the University of Ottawa, on the unceded, traditional territory of the Algonquins of the Ottawa River Watershed. Canada’s capital city is built on the banks of the Kitchisippi, the Great River, the Ottawa River; the Sacred Chaudière Falls and Islands have served as a meeting place of great spiritual importance to the people of North America since time immemorial. In 2017, Canada celebrates its 150 birthday. Join us for our Conference/InterCongress May 2-7 2017, in the National Capital Region!

The calls for papers, posters and audiovisal media are now open. The calls will close on 19th December.

Decisions on panel proposals have been communicated to proposers. The accepted panels are now displayed on the site and are open to proposals of both solicited and unsolicited papers. Plead read both the conference theme and the CFP before proposing your work.

We welcome proposals from the IUAES commissions, CASCA members and colleagues from all over the world, whether they are current members of the associations or not.

Conference website:


Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada


Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada [French below]

The Government of Canada is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC). As you may be aware, the HSMBC is an advisory body that advises the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, in exercising her powers under the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act and the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act. This advice includes recommendations for the designation of places, persons and events of national historic significance, heritage railway stations and heritage lighthouses.

The composition of the HSMBC includes 13 part-time Governor-in-Council appointees, one for each province and territory. On February 25, 2016, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau made an announcement with respect to a new procedure for Governor-in-Council appointments, which supports an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Candidates are currently being sought for Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Yukon. Please note that interested applicants must reside in the province or territory they wish to represent.

All relevant information for these opportunities is posted online on the Governor in Council Appointments website: Candidates must apply by September 19, 2016. …

Postes à la Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada

Le gouvernement du Canada sollicite actuellement des candidatures à la Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada (CLMHC). Comme vous le savez peut-être déjà, la CLMHC a pour mandat de conseiller l’honorable Catherine McKenna, ministre de l’Environnement et du Changement climatique et ministre responsable de Parcs Canada, en ce qui a trait à l’exercice de ses pouvoirs en vertu de la Loi sur les lieux et monuments historiques, la Loi sur la protection des gares ferroviaires patrimoniales et la Loi sur la protection des phares patrimoniaux. Ces conseils comprennent des recommandations au sujet de la désignation de lieux, de personnages et d’événements d’importance historique nationale, de gares ferroviaires patrimoniales et de phares patrimoniaux.

La CLMHC comprend 13 membres à temps partiel nommés par le gouverneur en conseil représentant chaque province et territoire. Le 25 février 2016, le très honorable Justin Trudeau a annoncé une nouvelle approche pour les nominations par le gouverneur en conseil, présentant un processus de sélection ouvert, transparent et fondé sur le mérite. Les candidats recherchés présentement représenteront Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, la Nouvelle-Écosse, le Nunavut, l’Ontario, l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, le Québec et le Yukon. Veuillez noter que les personnes intéressées doivent résider dans la province ou le territoire qu’ils souhaitent représenter.

Tous les renseignements pertinents à ces postes sont affichés en ligne sur le site Web des nominations par le gouverneur en conseil, à l’adresse : Les candidats doivent soumettre leur demande au plus tard le 19 septembre 2016.

Welcome to ACHS Canada!

Welcome to ACHS Canada, the newest Chapter in the rapidly growing network that is the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. Founded in September 2016, ACHS Canada is just getting organized and off the ground, so check back soon for more information about events and opportunities.

In the meantime, you can read more about ACHS and ACHS Canada here. If you have any questions or comments, please proceed to the about page.


Richard Hutchings, Coordinator, ACHS Canada

Marina La Salle, Assistant Coordinator, ACHS Canada