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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

We are shifting to a NEW CRSC Youtube channel, for our talk recordings. Please subscribe to our new channel! Our past talks are still on our old CRSC youtube channel for and our Members-only channel with our recordings archive (which Members can access from the Members' section of our website). These will eventually get moved to our new channel.

Congratulations to our new Board of Administration Members, elected at our AGM: Setayesh Babaei, Thoma Doehring and Carolina Espinoza-Sanhueza. Thank you for supporting the CRSC!

Congratulations to our 2024 Student Award winner: Trevor Canham (York University), for his project on Noise Prism: A Novel Multispectral Visualization Technique. Thanks to Sherwin Williams for their generous sponsorship. Trevor will give a talk on his work.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: The ISCC has a new Student Support Grant (open to all students - US and International). Deadlines are May 15 and Oct 15.

Does Brown exist? Stephen Westland debunks common colour misconceptions in this interview on Does brown exist?  by Times Radio host Alexis Conran.

What does ChatGPT know about science? Eric Kirchner asks ChatGPT 8 simple questions about color science. The video shows the answers are very wrong.

Upcoming Events

  • Larissa Tiggelers: The Remembering Kind
    Larissa Tiggelers: The Remembering Kind
    Sat, May 11
    May 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jul 17, 2024, 11:00 p.m.
    Regina, 2311 12 Ave, Regina, SK S4P 2M1, Canada
    May 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jul 17, 2024, 11:00 p.m.
    Regina, 2311 12 Ave, Regina, SK S4P 2M1, Canada
    CRSC Member Larissa Tiggelers exhibition at Dunlap Art Gallery, Regina SK. May 11-July 17, 2024. Curated by Wendy Peart
  • 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


(1 Year)


Every year

12-Month Student /

Young Professional Membership


(1 Year)


Every year

Individual Membership



One-time payment


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


Member Hi-Light 

Thank you to our supporters

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