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Inuit in Canada - Foodland Security Exhibit
Wednesday May 1, 2013 to Friday May 24, 2013
Barry Pottle, Inuk Photographer
the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Fund for the Arts Grant, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States; the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium; UW Future of Ice Task Force; UW Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars; UW Libraries; and, the Ontario Arts Council
Allen Library, North Lobby
Foodland Security is about the challenge of Inuit in urban settings to gain access to “county food” (food from the land). Pottle’s work focuses primarily on the Inuit community in Ottawa including cultural activities and images that reflect Inuit identity. His goal is to explore this very robust community and to highlight its richness and vibrancy.
Barry Pottle is an Ottawa-based photographer originally from Nunatsiavut, Labrador (Rigolet). He has a BA in Aboriginal Studies from Carleton University. Pottle uses photography as a medium to give focus to issues currently facing Inuit.
Emily Yu, the student curator for Foodland Security, is an undergraduate at the University of Washington. She is strongly interested in both the fields of Art and Psychology, particularly in ceramics and personality psychology.
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Arctic Geopolitics: How Does North America Fit In?
Saturday May 25, 2013
by JoŽl Plouffe, Visiting Quebec Professor, Western Washington University
Canadian Studies Center, WWU Center for Canadian/American Studies
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
College Hall 131, Western Washington University
Joël Plouffe, Visiting Québec Scholar, WWU Center for Canadian/American Studies will be presenting, “Arctic Geopolitics: How Does North America Fit In?” A new era of Arctic geopolitics has begun. With climate change, rapid thawing ice and increased regional human activity in the High North, the circumpolar world has emerged as a security issue for policy makers of Canada and the United States. How are Ottawa and Washington planning on dealing with the increased importance of the Arctic? Joël Plouffe is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Québecat Montreal and is currently visiting assistant professor at WWU, teaching Québec Politics and Contemporary Issues. His main fields of expertise are Arctic Geopolitics, Canada-US relations, and Northern Québec issues. Arriving from the Nordic countries and Arctic Russia, his talk will address these questions in the context of International Relations.return to top
K-12 STUDY CANADA presents Archives on the Arctic
Monday June 24, 2013 to Wednesday June 26, 2013
Canadian Studies Center, Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada, Western Washington University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
The resource-rich Arctic is changing faster than anywhere on Earth due to climate change and, according to The Economist, is not only “setting alarm bells ringing for environmentalists, but [also] opening up new perspectives for trade and development.“ In order to meet future challenges, it is vital that today’s students learn more about issues already at play in the Arctic. More ...
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Canada-US Regional Issues the Focus of June Workshop for Teachers
Thursday June 27, 2013
Canadian Studies Center, Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University
North Seattle Community College
From Coal Trains to Classrooms: Cross-Border Trade, Energy and Environmental Issues in the PNW is the name of a new one-day workshop being offered on June 27 by the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University. The professional development workshop is ideal for social studies teachers and those who teach Current World Problems (CWP), the new course required for high school graduation in Washington State.
Participants will learn about vital regional concerns that make headlines in our state—the issues that today’s students and tomorrow’s decision-makers need to understand. All will learn how integrally “connected” energy resources and energy products are on both sides of the border. Specific issues such as coal ports, pipeline politics, and hydro-development will be explored.
Teachers, and their students, will understand the real-world implications of shipping coal through ports in Washington. They will recognize the importance of the upcoming Columbia River Treaty re-negotiation and its impact on salmon, flood control, and electricity supplies in Cascadia. The relevance of Alberta oil sands and expanded Northwest pipelines as Washington State issues will also be explored.
Rationales and opposing viewpoints will be reviewed with particular attention paid to Aboriginal voices that are helping shape debates and possible outcomes. A public forum debate will be modeled for classroom applications by Snohomish High School students.
Speakers include Joel Connelly, SeattlePI.com columnist, Paul Storer, Chair and Professor at WWU’s Department of Economics, David Rossiter, Associate Professor at WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment, and Don Alper, Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies and Border Policy Research Institute. Tina Storer Education and Curriculum Specialist at WWU’s Center for Canadian-American Studies, and Bill Nicolay, teacher and debate coach at Snohomish High School, will help transpose program content to classroom activities that align with state EALRs, CBAs and Common Core literacy standards.
The workshop will be offered on the campus of North Seattle Community College and registration includes instruction, lunch, and a continuing education certificate for 6 clock hours. The Canada-America Society of Washington and the Center for Canadian-American Studies have joined together to offer $50 awards (the cost of registration) to all teachers who submit a lesson plan based on the workshop experience by September 1.
Questions about the program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online (or mail-in) registration is now open and available at: https://west.wwu.edu/eesp/35/ConferenceServices/Registration.aspx?e=2589&z=d0s0.
From Coal Trains to Classrooms is one of several programs offered by WWU at NCSS as part of a new partnership between the two campuses. A campus map and directions are at https://northseattle.edu/locator. Parking is free.
The Center for Canadian-American Studies at WWU is a U.S. Department of Education-designated National Resource Center on Canada in the United States in consortium with the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington. Outreach to all levels of education is part of the Title VI grant mandate and is performed jointly under the name “K-12 STUDY CANADA”. Both teachers and students will discover a wealth of resources for learning at www.k12studycanada.org.return to top