This year, the Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres was awarded to Dr Tony McCulloch to recognise and support his research on Québec.
The Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres is an annual travel award of £1,500, offered for a number of years by the Government of Québec and administered by BACS (British Association for Canadian Studies). It is designed to assist researchers, independent, faculty and students, who are permanent UK residents to carry out research projects related to Québec by facilitating a research visit to Québec.
The year’s winner is Dr Tony McCulloch, Senior Fellow in North American Studies at the UCL Institute of the Americas, with a research project entitled 'The role of the October Crisis in Canada-Québec-UK Relations'.
Dr Tony McCulloch is a former President of BACS and a former recipient, both in 2010 and 2013, of what was then called the Prix du Québec. He has carried out research on Québec for many years. He is the editor of the London Journal of Canadian Studies and last year oversaw the publication of its special issue devoted to Modern Québec.
The Agent-General John A. Coleman added: “Tony organizes regular events on Québec, including a very successful panel on the election results last October. He is indeed a very good friend of Québec.”
The Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres was presented on 11th April at our office, where the BACS Conference opening keynote also took place. This year’s keynote speaker was Professor Elsbeth Heaman from Québec’s McGill University who offered a presentation on ‘How the constitution lost its rights’.