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Exhibit: The Life and Art of Gustav Klimt: Forerunner to Modernism

Posted: January 22, 2013

Gustav Klimt was one of the central figures of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the epoch that marked the beginning of Modernism. Creator of some of the most famous Art Nouveau paintings worldwide, Klimt was also one of the organizers of the “Jugendstil” art movement in Vienna.

To commemorate the official “Gustav Klimt Year” in Austria and his 150th birthday, the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies is pleased to present an exhibit of his life and work. This exhibition, generously provided to us by the Austrian Cultural Forum, focuses on the artist by recreating the atmosphere of his era through historical photographs, biographical documentations and reproductions of his finest and most famous works of art.

The exhibit will be on display on the 1st Floor of York’s Scott Library until January 30.

Funding Opportunities now available!

Posted: January 14, 2013

The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies is pleased to offer funding to individual York Graduate Students pursuing studies in the area of German and European Studies. This support takes the form of a variety of awards, prizes, scholarships and bursaries which have been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Centre’s corporate supporters and individual donors.

Please view the Funding and Opportunities page for further information on these opportunities.

Call for Applications: 2012 DAAD Study Tour – Living Green in Stuttgart and Freiburg

Posted: February 16, 2012

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 DAAD Study Tour “Living Green in Stuttgart and Freiburg: promises and challenges of urban sustainability in Germany’s South-West” which will run from May 25 to June 2, 2012. The annual DAAD Study Tour is open to graduate students at Canadian universities and is intended to provide participants with an interdisciplinary look at themes and debates shaping German public life.

Successful applicants will be awarded a DAAD travel grant covering most of the expenses for air-travel, local transportation, accommodation and cultural events. To augment the support from the DAAD, student participants are asked for an individual contribution of $400.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

For more details on this year’s tour and how to apply, please click on the link immediately below.
Call for Applications: 2012 DAAD Study Tour – Living Green in Stuttgart and Freiburg

2011-12 CCGES Student Funding Opportunities

Posted: December 14, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of our partners and a number of private and corporate donors, CCGES is able to offer financial support to students who are registered in its Graduate Diploma program or who have been accepted for formal affiliation with the Centre. Detailed information on this year’s funding opportunities and how to submit to the January 31st, 2012 deadline are found in
2011-12 CCGES Student Funding Call

Should you have questions about any of the programs or how to apply, please contact CCGES Coordinator, John Paul Kleiner at

“The euro’s here to stay” – Dirk Matten on the euro crisis in the Globe and Mail

Posted: November 24, 2011

Prof. Dirk Matten

CCGES Faculty Affiliate Dirk Matten (Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Schulich School of Business, York University) has an op-ed piece in today’s Globe and Mail which argues that, despite the present turmoil, the euro is here to stay. To read his piece, click on:


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