Peace BridgeWelcome to Crossing Borders at

the University at Buffalo and Brock University

A Brief History

In the summer of 1995, the Steering Committee of the Golden Horseshoe Educational Alliance decided that a bi-national conference would be an excellent means by which to develop academic relations between students throughout the cross-border region. Crossing Borders became a reality in March of 1996 as students convened at Niagara University to share ideas and discuss a wide range of cross-border issues. Since then, the conference has become an annual event and has flourished, receiving attention from key sectors of the academic community. The conference has been generously supported by both the U.S. Consulate General, Toronto and the Canadian Consulate General, New York, as well as government officials and scholars from both sides of the border.

Since 2008, the annual conference has been hosted in alternate years by The University at Buffalo and Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Crossing Borders, March 26-27th, 2015

Crossing Borders 2015 will be hosted by the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University in St. Catharines, ON.  There will be an opening reception Thursday evening (March 26th) featuring a Keynote Address by Professor Laura Macdonald, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.  Panel presentations and roundables with Canadian and American students will be held Friday, March 27th. 

Paper abstracts should be sent to Dr. Blayne Haggart, Acting Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University, 341 Plaza Building, St. Catharines, ON Canada L2S 3A1, or bhaggart@brocku.ca

Click here for the "Call for Proposals".