The Centre for Constitutional Studies connects leading Canadian and international scholars, contributes to constitutional debate, and creates resources that educate the public about the Constitution. The Centre publishes a scholarly journal, Review of Constitutional Studies, and an online journal, Constitutional Forum, which promotes constitutional dialogue and debate. In addition to hosting national conferences and symposia to connect scholars and practicing lawyers, the Centre also reaches out to the public with a speaker series. It engages in public education and tries to help Canadians learn about the Constitution through plain-language articles on its website. The Centre believes that everyone should become more familiar with the Constitution – and understand why it is so important to our country.

The Centre for Constitutional Studies is a research centre, where primary financial support comes from the Alberta Law Foundation. The Centre also receives support from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. The Centre gratefully acknowledges this continuing support.

Annual Reports

2018 – 2019 Annual Report (PDF)
2017 – 2018 Annual Report (PDF)
2016 – 2017 Annual Report (PDF)
2015 – 2016 Annual Report (PDF)
2014 – 2015 Annual Report (PDF)
2013 – 2014 Annual Report (PDF)
2012 – 2013 Annual Report (PDF)
2011 – 2012 Annual Report (PDF)

Board bylaws

To see the Centre for Constitutional Studies bylaws, click here.

The Advisory Board (“the Board”) of the Centre is advisory to the Centre and is responsible for advising on its strategic direction. Board members represent a variety of academic units at the University of Alberta as well as the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). Several members of the Board are drawn from outside the university community including government, the judiciary, the legal community, the non-profit sector and the private sector.

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