University of Washington

DECEMBER 2010 REPORT


Dear Friends,
We are pleased to share the impact of our program nationally via our affiliation with the National Council for Social Studies annual conference and with the Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S. (feature articles). National impact is key for our Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada and extends University of Washington and Western Washington University impact far beyond the boundaries of our two campuses. On behalf of Dan, Don, Tina, Chuck, Marion and I - happy holidays and, thank you for being part of our vibrant community! – Nadine

FEATURE ARTICLES

Tina Storer, Chair of the Canada Clinic (second from left) brings Clinic organizers Olympic mittens. From left, Ruth Writer, Betsy Arntzen, Carol Markham, Karen Palmarini, Tina Storer, and Jamie Caton.

Canada Clinic presented at the 90th Annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference

In early November, the two Title VI National Resource Centers on Canada  offered a pre-conference Canada Clinic: Looking Beyond the 49th Parallel at the Consulate General of Canada in Denver. More...

Thomas Enders Symposium

Thomas O. Enders Symposium – The U.S.-Canadian Relationship as Seen from South of the Border

On 29 October 2010 the biennial Enders Symposium, sponsored by the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), the Thomas O. Enders Foundation, and the Center, was held at the UW. More..

Don Alper (left), at the 32nd Annual K-12 STUDY CANADA Institute in Whistler, British Columbia in June 2010. Don provided a lecture on the Canadian government and politics to educators from across the United States.

State Should Find Ways to Bolster its Close Connection with Canada

by Donald Alper (left in photo)
Don Alper is the director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University that forms a National Resource Center with UW Canadian Studies. He recently wrote an opinion piece for The Seattle Times.

FACULTY RESEARCH & TEACHING

From left, Vancouver artist, Susan McCallum, Charlotte, Charlotte’s niece Jenoah, and Cynthia del Rosario, UW Director of Graduate Recruitment and Retentio

Book Launch for Charlotte Coté’s Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors

by Charlotte Coté
The Book Launch Event on October 28th for Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors was a great success! More...

Stephen Blank (right), Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, is introduced by Douglas MacLachlan, Chair, Department of Marketing and International Business, Professor of Marketing, and Marion Ingersoll Endowed Professor.

Center Partners with Foster School of Business to Enhance Canadian Content in International Business Courses
Visiting professor Stephen Blank provided a lecture to the students in Professor Mike Giambattita’s International Marketing course...More...

La Cosecha Community Garden, which blends art and food and is part of the HEAL Program, a diabetes self-management program for Spanish-speaking residents of Vancouver.

Government of Canada, Faculty Research Grant Recipient, Lucy Jarosz, Examines Food Systems in Canada and the U.S.

Lucy Jarosz's research project, "How Local Food Systems Address Hunger" compares how hunger is addressed through community gardening and urban farming...More... 

Nadine with students from Sakha State University in Yakutsk, Siberia at the University of the Arctic meeting in June 2010.

Associate Director, Nadine Fabbi Awarded Educational Studies Leadership Fellowship

Nadine was awarded a Leadership Award from the Education Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of British Columbia to support her research on political activism occurring in the Arctic...More...


GRADUATE RESEARCH & STUDIES

Photo of Chris Bajuk

 

 

Chris Bajuk, Co-Leader for the 2011 MBA Canada Study Tour, is Featured in the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Newsletter

By Chris Bajuk
The 2010 Canadian Leadership Orientation Program was fascinating and insightful. More... 

 

 

Christopher A Lizotte

FLAS Fellow, Chris Lizotte, Discusses His Canada-Based Research

By Chris Lizotte, Geography
My research compares education reform in the United States, Canada, and France. More...

KILLAM FELLOWS REPORT

Ivy Gooch in Montreal

Killam Fellow, Ivy Gooch, Reports From l’Université de Montréal!

By Ivy Gooch
After only three days in Montréal, I’d fallen in love with the city. More...

 

 


UW LIBRARIES & CANADA COLLECTIONS

Three Polar bears approach the submarine USS Honolulu  280 miles from the North Pole. The bears investigated the boat for almost 2 hours before leaving. Commanded by Cmdr. Charles Harris, USS Honolulu  collected scientific data and water samples for U.S. and Canadian Universities as part of an agreement with the Arctic Submarine Laboratory and the National Science Foundation.

Note from the Canadian Collections Librarian
By Sion Romaine, UW Libraries’ Canadian Studies Librarian
Did the recent Seattle cold-snap leave you feeling like you just wanted to curl up at home with a good DVD and make it all go away? More...
  

 


EDUCATOR & COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING

AAFT photo

First Nations Weaver Brings Canadian Culture to Educators in the Region

In early November Canadian master weaver Evelyn Vanderhoop provided a series of programs at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum.  More... 

Daniel Hart, Center director, introduces Rosemary Gibbons, director of A Century of Genocide: The Residential School Experience about Canada's residential school system, at the 2009 documentary film workshop.

Teaching Globalization and Canadian Studies through the Media

by Rachel Dane-Poirier and Kristin Marciochi
Although Canada faces problems that are unique to its identity, many of the current issues have a global undercurrent, and a deeper understanding... More...

 


 

PHOTO ALBUM

Robert Gordon, Simon Fraser University (left) and Clayton Mosher, Washington State University, discuss differences in crime policies in Canada and the United States at the October Enders Symposium.

Robert Gordon, Simon Fraser University (left) and Clayton Mosher, Washington State University, discuss differences in crime policies in Canada and the United States at the October Enders Symposium.

Robert Thacker, St. Lawrence University (left) and Laurie Ricou, University of British Columbia discuss Canadian literature at the Enders Symposium in October.
Robert Thacker, St. Lawrence University (left) and Laurie Ricou, University of British Columbia discuss Canadian literature at the Enders Symposium in October.

 

Tina Storer (second from right) shares Olympic mittens with Denver Consulate staff and colleagues at a dinner to celebrate the Canada Clinic as part of the National Council for Social Studies conference.

 

 


 

Canadian Studies Center

 

 

 

Canadian Studies Center
University of Washington
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