We regret to announce that the long-standing member of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) and honorary member of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS) Brian Long passed on this spring. Brian Long was instrumental in establishing the ICCS and worked tirelessly in support of Canadian Studies worldwide. For example, he helped setting up ICCS’s operating funds and received the ICCS Award of Merit in 1991. He worked for External Affairs and International Trade Canada and there is no doubt that he made a major contribution to Canadian Studies also in this function. In order to honor his achievements, the ICCS renamed its Best Doctoral Thesis Award into Brian Long Best Doctoral Thesis Award.
Bremen, July 2017,
GKS-President Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf