Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh (CESCA)

Dedicated to promoting and providing comprehensive scholarly professional development programs on Canada to academic, government and business constituents in the United States, the Center for the Study of Canada at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh was established in 1975. It is recognized as a National Resource Center on Canada in partnership with the Canadian–American Center at the University of Maine by receipt of U.S. Department of Education Title VI funding since 1983.

The center is at the forefront of developing innovative Canadian-focused curriculum, research and program initiatives. It is proud to offer the most comprehensive undergraduate Canadian Studies program in the U.S. There is also a rich variety of scholarly outreach programs sponsored and managed by the center including: CONNECT; Fulbright-SUNY Plattsburgh Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies; Distinguished Canadian Address & Distinguish Canada–U.S. Address; Center Scholar-in-Residence; Canada Speaker Series; K–12 Initiatives; and Teaching Canada. Given its close proximity to the province of Québec, the center launched the Institute on Québec Studies which offers renown programs such as the Québec Winter Symposium and Québec Summer Seminar.

The center is also excited to be organizing the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada thanks to support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, the United States Embassy Ottawa and Fulbright Canada.

Fall 2016 Campus Events

Friday, September 9 at Noon
CESCA Faculty Associates Meeting & Luncheon
Location: Conference Room, 133 Court Street

Thursday, September 15 at Noon
Welcoming Luncheon for Dr. Marie Connolly, Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies
Location: 133 Court Street

Friday, October 21 at 6:00 pm
50th Anniversary of the Center for the Study of Canada and Canadian Studies Program Gala Dinner
Featuring the Distinguished Canadian Address presented by Dr. Michael Hawes, CEO, Fulbright Canada 
Location: Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center

Monday, November 14 at 3:30 pm
Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Lecture
"Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States"
Presented by: Dr. Marie Connolly, Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh and
Professor of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal
Location: Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall

Special Opportunities in Canadian Studies

American Council for Quebec Studies Biennial Conference
Dates/Venue: November 3-6, 2016 at the Westin Harborview, Portland, ME
More information available at

"Canada, the United States, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership"
Colloquium Dates/Venue: February 22-24, 2017 at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Organized by: Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh; and Fulbright Canada; in partnership with University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Download the full details here (Note this PDF file is 452 KB)

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the Study of Canada
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112

Center for the Study of Canada
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
133 Court St.,
Plattsburgh, NY 12901