Welcome to Crossing Borders at
the University at Buffalo
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, Buffalo as well as government officials and scholars from both sides of the border.
Beginning in 2008, the annual conference will be hosted in alternate years by The University at Buffalo and Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
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Crossing Borders, March 22nd and 23rd, 2012
Crossing Borders 2012 will be hosted by the University at Buffalo in association with The Consulate General of Canada (Buffalo) and the Consulate General of the United States (Toronto). There will be an opening reception on Thursday evening, March 22nd, followed by a full day of conference sessions on Friday, March 23rd at the beautifully renovated Sheraton at the Falls in Niagara Falls, NY (see http://sheratonatthefalls.com/). Conference participants are eligible for a special room rate of $89 per night. Proposals for papers and presentations are due February 17th. Please send brief proposals with titles and contact information, or address any questions, to Munroe Eagles, Director of the Canadian Studies Academic Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see a copy of the Call for Proposals. Note that all formal papers submitted for the conference will be considered for a 'best paper' prize of US$250. The final conference program can be viewed by clicking here.