Canadian Studies Center October 2009 Report

 

October 2009 Report


Center & Circumpolar Initiative News

Task ForceThe Center received a Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada grant for a week-long field research component for the upcoming Task Force SIS 495: Arctic Foreign Policy: Canada, the US, and Greenland. Read more...

 

Canadian Studies CenterIn June, the Center, in conjunction with consortium partner at Western Washington University, the Center for Canadian-American Studies, received just over $30,000 in additional allocation funds from the US Department of Education, Office of International Education and Graduate Program Services to foster stronger ties between the two Centers and the colleges of education at both institutions as well as to build library collections in multicultural educational policies.

Inuit Nunangut in CanadaOn October 21, the Center is sponsoring a roundtable and talk with Terry Fenge, Independent Consultant on Aboriginal, environmental, northern, and circumpolar issues, who will speak about the history of negotiations regarding the 1993 Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, along with ongoing problems with implementing the Agreement. For more information, visit the Center's Events Calendar.


Faculty News

Kathryn Bunn MarcuseWelcome New Faculty! Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse is a visiting lecturer in the Art History Division at the University of Washington. Her courses include Native art of the United States and Canada; Polynesian Art and Culture; Native Art of the Northwest Coast; and Indigenous Body Adornment. Read more...

Eight UW faculty - D. Abramson & M. Chalana, Urban Planning; S. de Mello, Social Work; C. Emlet, Social Work; A. Goodchild, Civil & Environmental Engineering; C. Ozubko, Art; M. Robinson-Dorn, Law; R. Williams, 2009-2010 Fulbright Chair - were awarded research or project grants from the Center’s Program Enhancement Grant. Read more...

Charles EmletCharles Emlet, Social Work, UW Tacoma, was awarded a Center research grant for his project, “Exploring HIV/AIDS and Aging in Greater Toronto.” Read more...

 

Annette HenryAnnette Henry, Education, UW Tacoma, was awarded a Center Research Grant for “Instructional Inquiries in Multiracial, Multicultural Toronto Classrooms” that took her to Toronto in August. Read more...

 

Fritz WagnerFritz Wagner, Urban Design and Planning, took students to the province of Québec this summer to examine similarities and differences between US and Québec cities. Read more...

 

Michael Robinson-DornMore faculty news from V. Gallucci, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; A. Goodchild, Civil and Environmental Engineering; S. Hargus, Linguistics; P. Howard, Communication; M. Robinson-Dorn, Law School; M. Wright, American Indian Studies. Read more...
 

Faculty Enrichment Program Grant applications are now available. Grants, for up to $6,000, can be applied for to provide faculty members an opportunity to develop or update a course(s) with substantial Canadian content that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load. December 9th deadline. Click here for full information/application.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows & Graduate Student News

Julia Colleen MillerJulia Colleen Miller, 2009-2010 Center FLAS Fellow in Dane-zaa, spent the summer conducting research in Northern British Columbia. Read more...

 

Li LeungCongratulations to Li Leung, who earned her MA this summer for research analyzing commercial crossing times between the Canada-US border. Read more...

 

David PettinicchioDavid Pettinicchio, PhD candidate in Sociology, was awarded a $200 travel grant from the Center in August to present his paper, “Ethnic Nationalism and Flight: Explaining Anglophone Out-Migration from Québec, 1971-1981,” at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.


Undergraduate News

George RothIn June 2008 the UW became the third institution in the “lower 48” to become a member in University of the Arctic, enabling any UW undergrad to enroll in a major or minor in Circumpolar Studies. The Center is the Council Representative for UW. George Roth is UW’s first Circumpolar Minor. Read more...


Alumni News

Katherine DunsmoreKatherine Dunsmore, Communication 2008, is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Association for Canadian Studies in the US. Read more...

 


Programming

Ann HuangThe Center partnered with the Canada-America Society, business division, to offer an evening panel on “Expert Financial, Business and Legal Solutions for Canadian and American Expats.” Read more...

 


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 for the Study of Canada. The Circumpolar Initiative Project is part of a new program in the Jackson School of International Studies to increase research, education and programming that addresses critical emerging issues in the Arctic, and to foster UW-Arctic organization and institutional partnerships.

If you are an affiliated faculty or graduate student of the Center, please keep us informed of your activities. We’d like to feature you in an upcoming report.

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