BIG hosted four summer institutes in Montreal, Gatineau, Ottawa and Whitehorse in 2016. Our summer institutes connect students to policy-makers, academics and experts and provide a forum to discuss border issues in our different regions. There will be more summer institutes in coming years. For more information on our summer schools, see our Past Events or Summer Schools pages.
This fall, BIG will once again be offering an open, online course, EU Borders without Walls. This course connects border students and scholars from around the world through an online platform hosted by the University of Victoria's Continuing Studies; it is funded by the European Union Centre of Excellence. See the promotional video on the EUCE website and register now!
October 7, 2016, Policy Forum, Belfast, UK. The BIG team at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) will host a policy forum to discuss the implications of Brexit for UK/Irish border management. The forum will be held in conjunction with the annual Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) conference in Belfast and will convene civil servants, NGO leaders, academics from Ireland, UK, EU and North America.