Canadian Studies Center October 2009 Report

 

June 2010 Report


The Canadian Studies Center Report is going online! We are in the process of switching  from the practice of printing three quarterly academic reports to releasing monthly online reports. We will be sending the reports out via email, as well as archiving them on our website.

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We hope that you will keep us informed of your news, as well. Best wishes for a wonderful summer from beautiful Seattle!


Center & Circumpolar Initiative News

The Canadian Studies Center's annual reception was the most impressive ever, celebrating the new Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellows, Killam Fellows, and over $30,000 in grants awarded to faculty and staff for student mobility and research. More...

Shawn Wilson with Caroline Lanza (right) and Chilan Ta
(front)

The Center hosted Dr. Shawn Wilson, a Canadian expert in Indigenous research methods, for a whirlwind visit to the University of Washington this Spring—full of classroom engagements, innovative presentations, small luncheons, large dinners, and the Native American Students in Advanced Academia (NASAA) annual Spring Symposium. Affiliated graduate student Clementine Bordeaux reported on his visit. More...

The Center hosted Canadian 2007 and 2008 Nation Builder of the Year Don Chapman this Spring, who spoke to guests about his efforts to pass the "Lost Canadians" legislation. More...

The UW Tacoma Library received a Government of Canada Matching Grant, part of the Canadian Studies Library Support Program, thanks to Jennifer Sundheim, Head of Collections and Access Services. More...


Faculty News

Canadian Studies faculty continued to build on their research in all disciplines this spring. From hosting national conferences to researching multicultural education, it has been a busy quarter! A sampling below...

Annette Henry, Education, UW Tacoma, hosted two guest speakers from Simon Fraser University, Drs. Michelle Pidgeon and Özlem Sensoy, who spoke about the ideological underpinnings of marginalized, racialized, and gendered groups. More...

Charlotte with members of the Zapatista Junta (Government) of  Oventik who are proud that everything they grow in their region is  organic.Charlotte Coté, American Indian Studies, has begun researching First Nations food sovereignty by looking at how Canadian First Nations and other indigenous groups are making a strong effort to reconnect to their traditional foods as a way to strengthen their communities and identities. More...

Anne Goodchild, Civil and Environmental Engineering, presented a paper written with graduate student Matt Klein at the Seminar on Canada-US Border Management Policy Issues, in order to share perspectives on Canada-US trade and to present practical policy recommendations to federal lawmakers. More...

Julia Herschensohn, Linguistics, co-organized The Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages, which brought scholars and experts from around the world to the UW to discuss theoretical Romance linguistics. More...


Barbara Bennett (center) conducts research in the Puget Sound.

Graduate Student News

On April 23 and 24, 2010, Native American Students in Advanced Academia (NASAA) hosted their Ninth Annual Symposium of Native Graduate Student and Faculty Research at the University of Washington, which included Canadian Indigenous researchers. More...

On June 13–16, graduate student Barbara Bennett attended The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society, which focused on issues impacting coastal environments. More...


UW students at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Undergraduate News

Natalie Debray, Communication, developed a course, Film Culture, and Society, focusing on Québécois film. More...

In May 2010, UW seniors in the School of Art visited the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver to learn about Canadian design. They formed relationships with their Canadian colleagues, heard the story behind the Olympic logo, and ate lots of good food while they were at it! More...

In the Spring 2010 quarter, The Canadian Studies Center and the Division of French and Italian studies worked together to create a 2-credit advanced conversation course, La Culture québécoise contemporaine. More...


Programming

Maria Pascua with her students, speaking about the Makah  language.The Center partnered with the West Coast Poverty Center to offer a talk by Michael Prince focusing on the history of Employment Insurance (EI) in Canada. More...

In April 2010, the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT), held a conference, co-sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, at the University of Washington. More...

In May, the Center participated in a national conference, Canada in the American Curriculum. Associate Director Nadine Fabbi joined colleagues from the other National Resource Centers on Canada to discuss ways to further enhance Canadian content in US schools. 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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