franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest
The Centre d’études franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest focuses on studies dealing with research and Francophone life in Western Canada in areas such as history, literature, folklore, music, architecture, painting, singing, language, education, geography, sociology, politics and communications.
Traditionally, CEFCO conferences are held in one of the Western Canadian provinces to forge stronger ties between Francophones and Francophiles. As a result, the universities of Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Winnipeg have all organized CEFCO conferences. They are an opportunity for Francophone and Francophile researchers working in a minority setting to share, inform and interest their colleagues in their area of study, research or publication projects. Starting with the international Gabrielle Roy conference in 1995, CEFCO conferences have been international events, drawing researchers from across Canada and around the world, including Germany, Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Spain, the United States, France, Reunion, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
In 2003, CEFCO celebrated its 25th anniversary with its 20th academic conference, which was also the seventh organized by Université de Saint-Boniface. The theme of that conference was “The West: directions, dimensions and destinations". In 2005, the University of Regina’s Institut français hosted the 21st CEFCO conference on the theme "Resistance and Convergence: Francophone and Métis identity strategies in Western Canada". The next conference will be held at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean in September 2010.
In 1989, CEFCO took an important step with the publication of its new peer‑reviewed journal, Cahiers franco-canadiens de l’Ouest, which replaced Bulletin du CEFCO. A number of CEFCO publications are available at the Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface.
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For more information, contact CEFCO at the following address:
Centre d’études franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest (CEFCO)
Université de Saint-Boniface
200 De la Cathédrale Avenue
CANADA R2H 0H7
Phone: 1‑888‑233‑5112, ext. 467 (toll free in Canada)
Phone: 204‑237‑1818, ext. 467