About the Strathy Blog

The Strathy Blog was launched on January 26, 2011. The purpose of the blog is to keep you informed about ongoing work at the unit as well as research and events in field of Canadian English studies.

We hope that this blog, and our work at the unit more generally, serves several populations. First, we hope to function as a base for the scholarly community, by supporting and facilitating research projects on Canadian English, assisting with networking, and serving as a portal for gathering and distributing information. Second, we want to be of service to students at Queen’s pursuing Canadian English studies, by offering support on a variety of practical levels. Finally, we hope to function as a resource for the general public, by introducing and exploring the topic of Canadian English in a way that is engaging and accessible to a wide range of people.

Blog posts fall into three categories: “News”, "In the Media" and “Guest Column”. "News" includes updates on the unit’s research activities and announcements of Canadian English projects and events at other institutions. "In the Media" highlights recent stories in the popular media related to Canadian English. "Guest Column" contains occasional guest pieces written by Canadian English scholars on a range of topics in the field.

If you would like to comment on the blog, or if you have an announcement or project that you would like us to highlight, please send a message to strathy@queensu.ca.