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Call for Papers for the November 3-6, 2016 ACQS Conference at the Westin Harborview Hotel, Portland, Maine, is now available: ACQS Call For Papers 2016.

Proposals are due by April 15, 2016.

ACQS Election Results Announcement

12 November 2015
Dear ACQS members,

I'm delighted to announce the results of our recent election for the 2016-2017 ACQS Executive Board. As you know, this was our first election to take place via electronic versus paper ballots, and the change increased participation significantly. Many thanks to outgoing Past President Amy Reid for coordinating the election and to all ACQS members who voted.

Please join me in congratulating the newly elected members of the Board: President Sam Fisher, Vice President Charles Batson, Secretary Katharine Harrington, and Treasurer Mark Richard. Our organization is in great hands for the next two years with this team.

Finally, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the outgoing members of the Board whose dedicated service has made my term as President a real pleasure: Past President Amy Reid, Vice President Katharine Harrington, Secretary Mark Richard, Treasurer Sam Fisher, and Qu├ębec Studies editors Jane Moss, Kevin Christiano, Patrice Proulx, and Amy Ransom.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our 2016 Biennial Conference in Portland, Maine. Au plaisir.

Leslie Choquette
ACQS President, 2014-2015

Québec courses syllabi are found here: Course Syllabi

Call for proposals for a Québec Studies dossier from Dr. Kirsty Bell, Université Mount Allison: CFP Document.

We congratulate Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné for winning another Governor General's Award for Translation. Their French-language version of Mordecai Richler's Solomon Gursky won this year's prize.

We also congratulate Patricia Smart, whose recent book De Marie de l'Incarnation à Nelly Arcand: Se dire, se faire, won the Jean-Éthier Blais Prize freom the Fondation Lionel-Groulx. The book is reviewed in the forthcoming volume of Québec Studies.

The Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes invites paper proposals for a theme issue.
"We invite you to consider the theme of "destabilizing Canada" as openly and creatively as necessary. When thinking of destabilization across boundaries and barriers, between core and margin, you may want to consider pressures and tensions between

Canada and the global world,
regions, races, ethnicities, and genders,

Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples,

The religious and the secular,

north and south,

citizens and those without citizenship,

the precarious and the powerful,

youth and adults,

wealth and poverty,

urban and rural,

the private and the public.

Please send abstracts and bios to and by 15 November 2015."

ACQS Winter 2015 Newsletter

ACQS Officers for 2014-2015:
President -- Leslie Choquette, Assumption College
Vice-President -- Katharine Harrington, Plymouth State University
Secretary -- Mark Richard, SUNY Plattsburgh
Treasurer -- Sam Fisher, U. of South Alabama