University of Washington

JANUARY 2011 Report


Dear Friends,
Please join the Center in welcoming Dr. Marcia Ostashewski 2011-12 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Chair to the University of Washington. Dr. Ostashewski is an ethnomusicologist specializing in the intersections of music and dance with race and ethnicity. She will be in residency at the UW until June. We also wish to congratulate our consortium partners, the Center for Canadian-American Studies, for 40th years of tremendous success and impact. On behalf of both our Centers, Happy New Year! - Nadine, Dan, Don, Tina, Chuck, Marion, Leoule, My, Sandy and Monick

FEATURE ARTICLES

Canadian Studies Center Welcomes 2010-11 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Chair, Marcia Ostashewski
In one of her research programs, “Mixed Music,” Ostashewski is exploring a legacy of colonialism specifically, Aboriginal and Ukrainian settler encounters and relationships on the prairies. More...

The Center for Canadian-American Studies Celebrates 40 Years
David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada, is the keynote speaker for the 40th anniversary gala dinner on 28 April 2011. The next day's conference, "Bridging Distances: Past and Future Perspectives on Canada-US Relations," will include former Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Bob Rae. More…


FACULTY RESEARCH & TEACHING

Brinda Jegatheesan

First Nations Guests from British Columbia Visit Professor Jegatheesan’s College of Education Course
Three Cowichan First Nations Elders (a medicine woman, a native language teacher and a social worker) visited the UW campus in October 2010. More...
  

 


GRADUATE RESEARCH & STUDIES

2010-11 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellow, Bonnie McConnell

By Bonnie McConnell
I am a PhD student in ethnomusicology researching the music of West African immigrants in Québec. More...


KILLAM FELLOWS REPORT

Chihab Khachab

University of Ottawa Killam Fellow, Chihab El Khachab, Coming to U.W.!
By Chihab El Khachab
As I write these lines, I am still in Ottawa, packing my luggage, and my excitement! – en route to Seattle. More...


UW LIBRARIES & CANADA COLLECTIONS

Note from the Canadian Collections Librarian

By Sion Romaine
The challenge: guide students in the Jackson School’s Task Force courses to the many quality resources and services available through the University Libraries and the Odegaard Research and Writing Center. More...


EDUCATOR & COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING

Morna and Michael Papritz.

Center and Kentridge High School Partnership Builds Canadian Content in Advanced Placement Courses

By Mike Papritz
At Kentridge High School in Kent, I have been teaching an Advanced Placement human geography course for juniors and seniors for the past six years.  More... 

Gibney's students.

Local Educator Enhances the Canadian Content in Her First Grade Classroom Thanks to STUDY CANADA Summer Institute and the Canada Valise

Dearest Tina, I just wanted to tell you how much fun I have had teaching, and how much fun the first graders have had learning about Canada this fall. More...


 

PHOTO ALBUM

orna McEachern visited a cultural geography class at Kent Meridian High School to talk about the effect of the Canadian-U.S. border on social welfare outcomes, policies and practices.

Morna McEachern visited a cultural geography class at Kent Meridian High School to talk about the effect of the Canadian-U.S. border on social welfare outcomes, policies and practices.

Fourteen educators from Colorado and other states participate in the first Canada Clinic – a full-day clinic to be offered in conjunction with the annual National Social Studies Association conference.

Fourteen educators from Colorado and other states participate in the first Canada Clinic – a full-day clinic to be offered in conjunction with the annual National Social Studies Association conference.

A group of local educators enjoy an all-day workshop with Canadian master weaver Evelyn Vanderhoop. Ms. Vanderhoop demonstrated the Naaxiin (or Chilkat style) technique of weaving.

A group of local educators enjoy an all-day workshop with Canadian master weaver Evelyn Vanderhoop. Ms. Vanderhoop demonstrated the Naaxiin (or Chilkat style) technique of weaving.


 

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