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

4 June 2015
Screening of People of a Feather: A Film About Survival in Changing Canadian Arctic
People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada's
Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down,
the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters.

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Deadline for Proposals: 11 May 2015
Area Studies and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Emerging from the fruitful convergences of an emergent Arctic Studies program and on-going cross-campus projects on Native and Indigenous Studies, the Canadian Studies Center, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the Jackson School of International Studies, American Indian Studies and the Comparative History of Ideas program invite graduate students to apply for support of research that contributes to a dialogue between Area Studies and Indigenous Ways of Knowing. Learn More ...

March 2015 Newsletter
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As the quarter winds down Vince and I look back at the wonderful involvements of the Center's faculty and students. Read more ... 

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 ....

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 ...


Canadian Studies Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
Thomson Hall, Room 503
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
T (206) 221-6374
F (206) 685-0668