FEBRUARY 2011 REPORT


Dear Friends,
In February the Center co-sponsored three programs that provided over 50 UW undergraduates with the opportunity to travel to Canada. Fourteen international studies majors spent over a week in Ottawa as part of the Task Force on Arctic Governance that I co-taught with Professor Vincent Gallucci, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; over 20 students from Social Work participated in a weekend field course to Vancouver with Professors Stan de Mello and Morna McEachern; and another 20 Foster School of Business students participated in the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference that the Center co-sponsored with UBC's Sauder School of Business. "As I spent a week in Ottawa," noted one Task Force participant, "I strengthened my understanding of Canada and its governance in the Arctic region." I hope you enjoy our students' stories in this month's report. – Nadine

FEATURE ARTICLES

Huskies in Ottawa: Canadian Studies-International Studies Centers’ Fact-Finding Mission to Ottawa
By Scott Halliday and Kelsey Barrett
The International Studies undergraduate major at the University of Washington is characterized by a cohort of students united in their interest to learn about the way the world works from a global perspective. More...

 

Task Force Mentioned on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Kelsey Barrett, editor of the Task Force on Arctic Governance, was interviewed by the Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Television Network at the 40th anniversary gala for the Canadian Inuit association, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, in Ottawa. She poses with John Bryan, Task Force researcher on the impacts of climate change on the environment. See 2 February 2011 newscast. More...


FACULTY RESEARCH & TEACHING

Brinda Jegatheesan

Thinking Differently about Québec
By Richard Watts
Academics are nomads of sorts, and academic departments typically too fixed and confining a home for us. I arrived at the UW in Fall 2009, having spent the previous 11 years at Tulane University in New Orleans as faculty in French Studies but with affiliations in several interdisciplinary programs. More...

UW Social Work class tours the Strathcona Employment Assistance Services

Twenty Social Work Seniors Travel to Canada!
By Morna McEachern
On February 10, twenty seniors from the Bachelor of Social Work programme took a trip to Vancouver, B.C. to visit Canadian social service agencies and compare approaches to social services in Canada and the United States as part of a course I teach with Stan de Mello. More...

GRADUATE RESEARCH & STUDIES

UW Canadian Studies Center Welcomes Leoule A. Goshu
The University of Washington Canadian Studies Center welcomes our new Graduate Staff Researcher and Strategic Partnerships Curriculum Developer Leoule A. Goshu. Through our Center, Leoule is an ambitious agenda-setter, launching four new Summer 2011 courses. More...

UNDERGRADUATE NEWS

PNEC 2011

Students from the International Studies in Business Program attend the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference at University of British Columbia.
By Garrett Mayock
I am a German track member of the nationally-ranked Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. More...

Paul Storer and Debra Glassman

Ten Things You Should Know about the Canadian Economy

By Paul Storer
I gave a presentation on “Ten Things You Should Know about the Canadian Economy” to a group of more than a hundred University of Washington students from a variety of Foster School of Business programs, including those enrolled in the Certificate in International Business program. More... 


EDUCATOR & COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING

World Affairs Council and Center Collaborate on Educator Program – Who Owns the Arctic?

On February 16th, more than 30 Puget-sound area teachers gathered together at the Pacific Science Center for a workshop organized by the World Affairs Council. More...


ALUMNI

This picture was taken on the first night of a week-long hunting expedition. (Tim is second from left.)

Tim Pasch Studies Social Networking and Their Impact on the Inuit Language

Tim Pasch, Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellow (Inuktitut) 2005-2008, expert consultant for Inuit language was interviewed in Nunatsiaq News. More...


CENTER IN THE NEWS

JSIS's Eight Reasons to Celebrate
For the fourth time, the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) has received grant funding from the Department of Education (DOE) for all eight of its Title VI National Resource Centers. More...


 

PHOTO ALBUM

Over 100 Foster School of Business students attended Professor Storer's lecture on the Canada-US trade relationship.

Over 100 Foster School of Business students attended Professor Storer's lecture on the Canada-US trade relationship (2/11).

Students from the 2009 Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty - Emily Epsten and Stephen Printz - are teaching in Spain and travelled to Italy together this past December.

Students from the 2009 Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty - Emily Epsten and Stephen Printz - are teaching in Spain and traveled to Italy together this past December (12/10).

UW Social Work class after a tour of Vancouver's Chinatown.

UW Social Work class after a tour of Vancouver's Chinatown (2/11).


 

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