Canadian Studies Center

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

Register Autumn Quarter - ARCTIC 200 Arctic Relations
I&S Credit | 3 credits | THO 135
MWF 3:30-4:20pm 
SNL: 22642

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 ...

Former Chair in Arctic Studies, Tony Penikett's and Canadian Consultant, Terry Fenge's article, Paper Promises, Featured in Canadian Magazine
By avoiding treaty obligations, Canada undermines its own legal basis. Read More ...

Spring 2014 Report
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Vince and I are extremely pleased to announce UW’s first Corbett Canada-U.S. Fellow – Isaac Stockdale a major in Political Science and International Studies. Isaac exemplifies the attributes of a Corbett Fellow. He is deeply interested in comparative government and international politics, particularly the Canada-U.S. relationship, and has a keen interest in international maritime law. More ...

Canadian Studies Center’s Leoule Goshu graduates the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
The University of Washington Canadian Studies Center congratulates former graduate assistant Leoule Goshu for graduating the rigorous Harvard Kennedy School of Government Master of Public Policy program! More ...

KPLU Radio Station Reports on New Arctic Minor!
Florangela Davila, a reporter from KLPU, writes about the UW's new Arctic Minor in her article, "UW Launches Minor In Arctic Studies." She begins her article: "Curiosity about what’s happening in some of the coldest places on Earth has prompted the University of Washington to launch its first Arctic Studies minor." More ...

Seattle Times Commends Future of Ice, Arctic Initiative
The University of Washington is launching a new initiative to boost research in polar regions and prepare students for a world where melting ice is opening new opportunities — and posing new threats. More ...


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