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The Canadian Studies Center is part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. It joins with the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham to create a federally supported Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada. The Center is the secretariat for the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium; UW Council Member for University of the Arctic; and, an institutional member of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. Canadian Studies also provides the leadership for the Jackson School-wide initiative, Arctic & International Relations which is in collaboration with the College of Environment's Future of Ice initiative. 

Center News

Summer Course to French Canada, Québec — 12-19 June 2015
The course is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students for three or five hours of credit. It will be led by Dr. Fritz Wagner and Dr. Régent Cabana. We will visit three Canadian cities—Montreal, Québec City and Ottawa—where a number of professors, government officials and other urban experts will give lectures and tours. We will look at the European influence as well as the distinctive Canadian French culture of these cities that make them unique in North America. More ....

Welcome Joel Heath, 2014-15 Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies
Joel Heath, Executive Director, The Arctic Eider Society, served as project leader for Canada’s largest International Polar Year Training, Education and Outreach project establishing long term community-driven research programs in Hudson Bay. He is Director/Producer of the award winning feature film People of a Feather. Heath has a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in Biological Sciences and broad interdisciplinary experience. More ....

Canadian Studies Center Fall 2014 Newsletter
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Vince and I are pleased to begin the academic year with a $40,000 grant from the College of Arts and Sciences. The grant project, in collaboration with UW’s Future of Ice, will bring together colleagues across campus to better integrate Indigenous and Western ways of knowing into our Arctic academic programs. More ...

Special Edition Newsletter - Title VI Grant & FLAS!
Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for Canada – the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington and Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University – Vince and I are delighted to announce that we just received a $1.5 million dollar U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant (2014-17) for our National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS). More ...

STUDY CANADA Summer Institute - Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest
22-26 June 2015 
The US today faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals. To this end, U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants support language training programs and area studies, including Canada, so that students learn more about the world and transnational trends. Read more and Register ...


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