Welcome to the online home of IUS/Canada, a region of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.

Please join us for our next two IUS conferences:

  • The IUS Canada Conference at Carleton University in Ottawa, 21-23 October 2022
  • The IUS International Conference in Reston, Virginia, October 2023

IUS Canada 2022: Call for Papers

The 2022 IUS Canada Conference will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario from October 21-23. We welcome papers or organized panels that address the key themes of interest to the IUS Fellows in support of emerging scholarly research dealing with the military establishment and civil-military relations. For more information and to submit a paper, click here.


Dr. Franklin (""Frank"") Pinch (Past Chair, IUS/Canada and Board/Council Member, and Associate Editor, Armed Forces and Society) congratulates Bonnie Vest outside Yo Hall, on the Royal Military College of Canada campus, upon her being selected for the 2008 Graduate Student Award that bears his name. The Award was presented by current IUS/Canada Chair The Franklin C. Pinch Award is presented to the IUS Conference participant judged to have presented the best Graduate Student paper for that year, and consists of both a Certificate and $500.00. Ms. Vest, a doctoral student in Anthropology at the University of Buffalo, New York, who plans to work in the area of military anthropology. is the second such recipient (the first was Elizabeth St. Jean, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada). The Vest paper is entitled Cultural Stereotypes, Nationalism, and International Peacekeeping: The National Guard in Kosovo.

Alan Okros,
IUS/Canada Chair
Canadian Forces College

Area Coordinators

Kingston: David Last,

Ottawa: Brian McKee,

Winnipeg: Rick Linden,

Calgary: David Bercuson,