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About GKS

The Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien in den deutschsprachigen Ländern / GKS) is a charitable association with 506 members (February 2017). It focuses mainly on coordinating Canada-related academic activities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. GKS’s objectives are incorporated in its statutes and are realized through a number of activities.

GKS pursues its objectives especially by

  • sponsoring and supporting Canadian Studies in the broadest sense
  • national as well as international multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • intensifying the academic and cultural relations between Canada and the German-speaking countries

GKS devotes itself to these tasks through a number of activities. It