University of Washington

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

Charlie Hill lectures on his book, Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918
Saturday, October 24, 2015
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, 98103
Author, Charlie Hill, will be talking about his book and looking at the interaction among artists, architects, and artisans, as well as critics and collectors from 1890-1918. Deriving their goals from both the Beaux-Arts and Arts & Crafts movements, practitioners of the various arts encouraged an aesthetic that saw art manifest in all aspects of daily life. He will talk about how it was aesthetic stimulated and enhanced by international art currents. Read more ...

OPEN NOW - Register for ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic
3 credits | I&S Credit | T 3:30-5:20pm | THO 135 | SNL: 10422
The Arctic – home to 400,000 indigenous people – is emerging as one of the most dynamic regions in global geopolitics in no small part because of the role of Arctic indigenous peoples in international relations and sovereignty efforts. This course will examine the characteristics of the Arctic as an emerging region in the world including the Arctic Council, the international and national Inuit associations, Arctic foreign policy, climate change, and issues of sovereignty and security from both nation‐state and indigenous perspectives. The course will draw in policy studies, spatial analysis and customary international law to understand how Arctic indigenous peoples are furthering their voice and interests in the Arctic.


June 2015 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues,
Vince and I are pleased to announce the 2015-16 fellows in Canadian Studies. Congratulations to the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows - we are proud to announce that our FLAS Fellows will be gaining increased fluency in French, Nuu-chah-nulth or Inuktitut over the course of the next academic year. On behalf of the Area Studies and Indigenous Ways of Knowing grant steering committee, congratulations to the five graduate fellows. Finally, congratulations to the Corbett and Killam Fellows - UW undergraduate students who will spend much of the 2015-16 academic year at the University of British Columbia. We are very proud of each of you! - Nadine & Vince Read more ... 


Canadian Studies Center
University of Washington
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