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The Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG), or L’Association des Professeurs d’Allemand des Universités Canadienne (APAUC), was founded in 1961 by faculty members from twelve Canadian universities. CAUTG/APAUC is a resource and gathering point for faculty and graduate students in interdisciplinary fields related to German studies of language, literature, film, and culture.

The CAUTG/APAUC is a member of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and holds its annual conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a gathering held since its first incarnation in 1931 in Ottawa.

CAUTG/APAUC initiatives include

  • since 1965 publishing Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, a leading journal of scholarly work in the broad area of German studies.
  • the Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG), inaugurated in 1973, which brings Canadian students to Germany to learn and improve their German
  • annually surveying enrolments in German programs across Canada
  • the Thesis Award, recognizing outstanding work by master’s and doctoral students in German studies, broadly conceived
  • the Innovate German Award, which brings attention to unique approaches to teaching in German studies

Presidents of the CAUTG/APAUC

  • Alvin J. Surerus, 1961–63
  • Ansten Anstensen, 1963–65
  • Hermann Boeschenstein, 1965–67
  • Herbert Kalbfleisch, 1967–69
  • John Oyler, 1969–71
  • Beattie MacLean, 1971–73
  • Robert Farquharson, 1973–75
  • Anthony Riley, 1975–76
  • Hans Eichner, 1976–78
  • Michael Hadley, 1978–80
  • Alfred Ratz, 1980–82
  • Michael Batts, 1982–84
  • William Dyck, 1984–86
  • Karl Kuepper, 1986–88
  • Gerwin Marahrens, 1988–90
  • Horst Richter, 1990–92
  • Helfried (Fred) W. Seliger, 1992–94
  • Hermina Joldersma, 1994–96
  • Linda Dietrick, 1996–98
  • Tony Northey, 1998–2000
  • David John, 2000–02
  • Karin Bauer, 2002–04
  • Bruce Plouffe, 2004–06
  • Arnd Bohm, 2006–08
  • Peter Gölz, 2008–10
  • Florentine Strzelczyk, 2010–12
  • Michael Boehringer, 2012–14
  • Gaby Pailer, 2014–16
  • John Plews, 2016–18
  • Barbara Schmenk, 2018-20
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