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  • New Directions at the Border

    On October 17, 2019, the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, will host a symposium featuring six internationally acclaimed scholars in the growing field of border studies.

  • Final Conference - BIG @ WSSA / ABS Annual Conference

    Scholars at the 2019 Annual ABS Conference in San Diego, California. From Left to Right: Elisabeth Vallet, Mathilde Bourgeon, Thalia D’Aragon-Giguère, Andréanne Bissonette, Vincent Boucher, and Frédérick Gagnon.

  • CBSA
    Summer Workshop Canadian Borders Policies in Comparative Perspectives

    CALL FOR PAPERS - The objective of the workshop is to have approximately 10 students present and discuss research papers on specific topics with experts, scholars and border officials. Submit your intent to apply now! 

  • Monthly Briefings

    BIG launches a Monthly Briefings series, written by Post-Doc Researcher Dr. Edwin Hodge. These short briefings enable non-experts and border scholars alike to gain insight into our work. Check out our Monthly Briefings page, and check back in future months to read more.

  • Publications' Phase

    2019-2020 marks the final year of the SSHRC Partnership funding of BIG. Stay tuned for forthcoming publications, special issues, and journal articles. Visit our "Outputs" page to link to new publications.

  • BIG Videos

    Check out our growing collection of videos of workshops, conferences, student participation, online courses and much more!


Read the latest BIG Monthly Briefing

September 2019 - Understanding history is critical to understanding the borderlands

Research Seminar Series at the University of Victoria

Victoria, Canada. Sept 2018 - June 2019. Research Seminars occuring regularly throughout the semester at UVic.

Call for Submissions: Premier issue of BIG_Review

BIG_Review is a new, bi-annual, multi-disciplinary, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal, providing a forum for academic and artistic explorations of borders in the 21st century. 

Watch our rich collection of border-related videos on Youtube!

The videos range from full lecture seminars to short videos on our research themes.