Congratulations to CES Advisory Board Member!

CES Advisory Board Member, Dr. Gaoheng Zhang, has received a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and a Jean Monnet Fellowship based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute.

Spring Speaker Series!

Spring Speaker Series!

The Spring Speaker Series “Eurasian Environments” has launched! Registration is open!

Recording now available! Ukraine: Past, Present, Persistence

The Centre for European Studies hosted a wide-ranging, interactive discussion on Ukraine’s past, present and persistence on March 7, 2022.

Application Deadline: March 15 for the European Union Virtual Study Tour 2022 ! 

Please visit our dedicated page for further details: European Union: Study Tour 2022 | Centre for European Studies (

Research Colloquia !

Research Colloquia !

Announcing the CES inaugural Research Colloquia ! Please visit our dedicated page for further details on these exciting upcoming talks. CES Research Colloquium | Centre for European Studies (

Resource Page on Ukraine

Resource Page on Ukraine

Be sure to visit our Resource Page on Ukraine. It includes resources for learning more about Ukraine’s history and culture as well as ways to help.  

December 15, 2021: The Centre welcomes a new Director!

Dr. Katherine Bowers has been appointed Director of the Centre for European Studies, housed within the department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies. Elizabeth Nolan will take on the role of Senior Program Assistant. Both Dr. Bowers and Elizabeth Nolan have come to CES from CENES where they hold the roles of Associate Professor […]

September 1, 2021: Name Change!

We are pleased to announce our formal name change from the Institute for European Studies to the Centre for European Studies. Please refer to this designation in future.

May 11, 2021: UBC Prof. Emeritus Philip Resnick “Pandemic Poems”

The Poetic Odysseys group of The Emeritus College, University of British Columbia & Ronsdale Press invite you to a Zoom launch on Pandemic Poems by   UBC Prof. Emeritus Philip Resnick TUESDAY, MAY 11, 5 PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (8 PM EASTERN) A poetic journal of 2020, the year that turned our world upside down. (VANCOUVER: […]

May 4, 2021 “Beyond White Innocence in Dutch Society and the Academy”

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Sociology, The Social Justice Institute presents:                                                                      “Beyond White Innocence in Dutch Society and the Academy” An online talk by Dr. Gloria Wekker, Cultural Anthropologist and Professor Emerita of the Gender Studies Department, Utrecht University, the Netherlands Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Time: 11 AM […]