Network for European studies

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The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is organized by the Network for European Studies (Canada). The Network for European Studies is an ad hoc consortium of universities whose faculty teach and conduct research in the field of European studies with emphasis on the EU. Founded in 2004, the Network's first participating universities and colleges were the University of British Columbia (Institute for European Studies), the University of Victoria (European Studies), and Capilano University (Department of Political Studies). Since the first Study Tour, the Network has grown and has truly become pan-Canadian.

The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind in Canada and, perhaps, in North America. The University of Victoria provides the administrative and organizational support for the Study Tour and can offer undergraduate credit to any participating student whose institution does not also offer course credit for this experiential learning opportunity. 

The Network provides advice on focus, themes, core program as well as matters related to the sponsorship and selection of participants. The Network also advises on internship placements. Individual faculty sponsors are responsible for recruitment, selection, and evaluation of their students participating in the Study Tour. The faculty sponsors from the participating institutions (institutes, centres and departments) collectively comprise the Network.  

The Board

The Board is responsible for the overall planning of the Study Tour, review of student selection, and review of administration. Members of the Board are Elena Pnevmonidou (University of Victoria); Crina Viju (Carleton University); Kurt Huebner (University of BC); Ruben Zaiotti (Dalhousie University); and Conrad King (Kwantlen Polytechnic University). 

Member universities

  • Carleton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Victoria

Participating universities

  • Université de Montréal
  • Bishop's University

  • Capilano University
  • McGill University

  • Queen's University

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Western Ontario
  • Simon Fraser University

  • St. Lawrence University

  • University of Alberta

  • York University

European partners

  • Université Saint Louis 

  • Bruegel

  • Centre for European Policy Studies

  • Fachhochschule der Deutschen Bundesbank

  • Payoke: NGO Counter Trafficking

  • University of Latvia

  • Canadian Mission to the European Union

  • Delegate General of Québec to the European Union

  • Canadian Embassy to the Netherlands

  • European Commission 

Contacts at network and other participating universities

University Contact person Information
Bishop's University Dr. Trygve Ugland Department of Political and International Studies
819.822.9600 x2398
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Dr. Conrad King Department of Political Studies
604.655.1790 x7441

Carleton University

Dr. Crina Viju

Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies                            613.520.6200 x 8440 crina.viju@carleton.ca                                      

Dalhousie University Dr. Ruben Zaiotti Director, European Centre of Excellence  
902.494.6611
McGill University Dr. Mark Brawley Department of Political Science
514.398.5064
Simon Fraser University Dr. Alexander Moens Dept of Political Science
778-782-4361
Université de Montréal Dr. Robert Schwartzwald Chair of English Studies Department
514.343.2279
University of Alberta Dr. Lori Thorlakson Department of Political Science
780.492.0535
University of British Columbia Dr. Kurt Hübner Institute for European Studies
604.822.9439
University of Toronto Katia Malyuzhinets Program Advisor, European Studies
Munk Centre for International Studies
416.946.8962
katia.malyuzhinets@utoronto.ca
University of Victoria Kristina Wallace  European Studies Program Coordinator
250.721.7789
York University Dr. Willem Maas Department of Political Science
Glendon College, York University
416.487.6735
maas@yorku.ca