The AASSC / AAÉSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:00p - 2:00p, in CHOI 120. The agenda and the minutes from last year's AGM can be accessed below. All members are welcome to attend.
AGM Agenda - 2019.pdf
AASSC AGM Minutes Regina 2018.pdf
I would like to draw your attention to a public roundtable and networking reception at this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on 4 June 2019. This should be of interest to members of your faculty, especially students who may be considering a career in translation.
Chairs on Chairs: A Guide to Scandinavian Literary Translators’ Networks will feature representatives from DELT, SELTA and STiNA discussing the role played by translator networks in promoting Scandinavian literary culture in English, and more generally the current state of Scandinavian literature in translation. This roundtable session will be directly followed by a networking reception. Both elements are open to the public and you are very welcome!
The event is kindly supported by the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC), the Danish Arts Foundation and the Swedish Arts Council.
Full details, including timings, venue and participants, are available here: https://danishtranslation.org/news/delt-vancouver
The program for the thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC), which will be held at the University of British Columbia from Monday, June 3– Thursday, June 6, 2019 in conjunction with the meetings of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Fédération Canadienne des Sciences Humaines, is now available and can be downloaded here:
2019 AASSC Final Program.pdf
AASSC Slate for the 2019 election (2019-2021)
The following AASSC members have agreed to let their names stand for the indicated Executive Board positions:
President – Natalie Van Deusen (University of Alberta)
Vice-President and Programming Chair – Christopher Crocker (University of Iceland)
Treasurer - John T. Nilson (Regina, Saskatchewan – retired)
Secretary – Matthew Etherington (Trinity Western University)
AASSC Webmaster and Newsletter Editor – Laurie Prange (Capilano University)
Members at Large (2 positions) – Christine Ekholst (Uppsala University) and Amy Poole (Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario)
Continuing Executive Board positions:
Editor, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies – Helga Thorson (University of Victoria)
Past President – Ingrid Urberg (University of Alberta, Augustana Campus)
Please note: Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver.
Ingrid Urberg, Chair, Susan Gold/Smith and Birgitta Wallace – 2019 AASSC Nominating Committee
Register now for the upcoming AASSC conference in Vancouver, BC.
Details about the AASSC banquet will be forthcoming closer to the conference date.