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Canada’s only colour focused, not-for-profit organization

The Colour Research Society of Canada

Société Canadienne de Recherche sur la Couleur 

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We are a community of colour interpreters, knowledge seekers and experts. Colour is our common focus. 

Colour and light are inseparable elements of our world, and hold great significance for life on this planet, and for human perception, cognition, and experience. Colour is a key aspect of expression and information – a structuring principle in nature as in human culture, and is thus a key subject of study for a dizzying array of fields, making a colour research network a compelling idea.
 

As colour knowledge grows across many disciplines, the sharing of knowledge, discovery, capacities and applications gains more and more importance. How might we communicate and foster new insight across the divides of our disciplines?

What's New

The Call for Papers for AIC 2024 in São Paulo, Brazil, is now open. Deadline: March 31, 2024 (**Updated).

Applications for 2024 CRSC Student Awards are now being accepted. See our Students Awards Page for more information. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Call for nominations for the CRSC Board of Administration is now open. Contact president@colorresearch.org for more information, and details about the application process.

CRSC Member Marie Lannoo has a recent book: In Extremis, available at Remai Modern.

Upcoming Events

  • Annual General Meeting
    Annual General Meeting
    Thu, Mar 21
    Virtual Event
    Mar 21, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    Mar 21, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    To celebrate International Colour Day, CRSC members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, followed by Keynote Speaker Udo Schliemann.
  • Out of The Blue? Colour as Strategic Tool in The Built Environment to Engage With The Community
    Out of The Blue? Colour as Strategic Tool in The Built Environment to Engage With The Community
    Thu, Mar 21
    Virtual Event
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    Celebrate International Colour Day with Keynote Guest Speaker, Udo Schliemann, who will focus on colour's use in branding, signage, and building identification for cultural centres, public buildings, and the workplace environment. Colour is inherent to the form, shape and function of these spaces.
  • Lighting for Older Adults
    Lighting for Older Adults
    Thu, Apr 11
    Virtual Event
    Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    The spectral quality of lighting in buildings has a significant impact on the regulation of human biological clocks. As people age, they experience progressive neurodegeneration, which affects their visual and non-visual performances.
  • Universal Color Design: Creating Rich Experiences for a Color-vision Diverse Population
    Universal Color Design: Creating Rich Experiences for a Color-vision Diverse Population
    Thu, May 09
    Virtual Event
    May 09, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    May 09, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    Contemporary color-design often limits access to media, education, wayfinding, safety, and careers, for the 40% of the population that live with visual impairments, such as color blindness, low vision, and light sensitivity.
  • AIC 2024 Midterm Meeting
    AIC 2024 Midterm Meeting
    Mon, Sep 16
    São Paulo
    Sep 16, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Sep 19, 2024, 9:00 a.m.
    São Paulo, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
    Sep 16, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Sep 19, 2024, 9:00 a.m.
    São Paulo, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
    Color Design, Communication and Marketing 16 — 19 September 2024. São Paulo, Brazil

Become a Member

Membership Benefits

Turquoise

(1 Year)

$15

Every year

12-Month Student /

Young Professional Membership

Malachite

(1 Year)

$35

Every year

12-Month
Individual Membership

Ultraviolet

$325

One-time payment

Lifetime
Membership

           Connections & Collaborations

  • Access to interdisciplinary colour research & professional development opportunities.

  • Networking with a worldwide community of colour researchers, practitioners & enthusiasts.

  • Listing on the CRSC Membership Directory & password-protected access to online Membership Area.

  • Access to Study Groups provided by the AIC (International Colour Association).

           Engagement & Activities

  • Budget-friendly, Individual, Student & Young Professional, and Lifetime membership plans.

  • Complimentary, monthly online Kaleidoscope lectures & recordings focusing on colour and research.

  • Member-only online/in-person events.

  • Complimentary access to the CSA (Colour Society of Australia) lecture recordings through CRSC site.

           Recognition & Exposure

  • Encouragement & recognition of students’ research on colour through Annual Student Awards competition for Canadian Colour Research.

  • Member Hi-Light on social media channels and CRSC Website.

  • Member events and activities sharing through CRSC Newsletter.

View Our Public Videos

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Member Hi-Light 

Thank you to our supporters

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