The President of the ACSC Participated in the 2010 Annual Meeting of the ICCS
The International Council for Canadian Studies(the ICCS) held its 2010 annual meeting in Montreal from May 27 to 28, 2010. All the Council members, as well as the observers, participated in the meeting and they also participated in the international symposium on the ageing society and challenges held in Concordia University. Professor Feng Jianwen, President of the ACSC, participated the meeting and the symposium on behalf of the ACSC.
Professor Ertler, President of the ICCS, made the working report of the ICCS, which was adopted, together with some other documents, by all the council members. Professor Remie, Past President of the ICCS, retired from his post and Professor Patrick James, from Southern California Univeristy, was elected the new elect president of the ICCS and, according the ICCS regulations, he would be President of ICCS next year and Past President after two years of his presidency.
Canandian Studies in 2009 in each country were reported at the meeting, with their respective outstanding characteristics. The ACSC was praized by both the ICCS and its members for great achiements it has made in 2009 in such aspects of Canadian Studies as publication, research, projects and activities, among which, the Canada Week on Dr. Bethune held in Nanjing in November 2009 has brought a significant impact on Canadian Studies in China.
Mr. Jean Labrie, representative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada(DFAIT), attended the meeting and related some important issues on Canadian Studies, including financial assistance for Canadian Studies by the DFAIT, and further requirements for Canadian Studies projects and activities were made in his speech. In 2009, the number of the Canadian Studies projects and activities in China supported by the DFAIT was once again among the top in the world.
Professor Guy Leclair left his post in the ICCS and would have new charges, and all the meeting participants showed their great thanks to him, on behalf of all the Canaidanists all over the world, for his tremendous contributions to Canadian Studies in those many years.
The Pacific-Asian Network for Canadian Studies(PANCS) held a meeting and made the decision that its 2011 annual meeting be held in Seoul, Korea，and the 2012 annual meeting be held by the ACSC in China, together with the ACSC’s 15th National Conference.
(Reported by the Secretariat of the ACSC)