2003-04 Events Report

The following is a listing of all Center lectures, workshops, conferences, and other activities in the 2003-04 academic year

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1 February 2003 - Educator workshop
Washington State Council for Social Studies K-8 Annual Inservice
Presentation: The North, the Inuit and Nunavut, by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Attendance: 20

1 February 2003 - Educator workshop
3rd Annual Documentary Film Workshop: Teaching Diversity and Cross-0Cultural Understanding through Documentary Film
Including Village of Widows - The Sad History of the Dene People by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Co-sponsors: Jackson School Outreach Centers
Attendance: 50

3 March 2003 - Educator workshop
All-Day Workshop: Quebec in Seattle
Facilitators:
Professors Ann George and Bob Balas, Seattle University
Co-sponsors: Western Washington University; Seattle U.
Attendance: 20

6 March 2003
Politics & Society in Contemporary Quebec
by Eric Marquis, Quebec Delegation, Los Angeles
Attendance: 15

7 March 2003 - High School Student Event
World Languages Day for High School Students
Including Inuktitut - Language of Canada's Inuit, by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director; 5 presentations on Quebec
Co-sponsor: UW Extension
Attendance: Students: 850
Educators: 50

13 March 2003
Muskox Land: Ellesmere Island in the Age of Contact by Lyle Dick, History with Parks Canada
Co-sponsors: Canadian Consulate; UW Department of Anthropology; Burke Museum; University Book Store; Canada-America Society
Attendance: 25

26 March 2003
Sacred Ecology
by Dr. Fikret Berkes, Canadian author
Cosponsors: UW Department of Anthropology
Attendance:
250

10 May 2003
Whales in First Nations Art & Culture
Including Tribute to the late Art Thompson, Canadian First Nations artist; The Whaling Tradition and its Importance to the Nuu-Chah-nulth People by Charlotte Cot?, Canadian Studies affiliated faculty; and Inuit Whalers in Canada's North in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries, by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Co-sponsors: Burke Museum
Attendance:
45

23-25 June 2003 - Educator Workshop
2003 Summer Seminar for Educators: Conflicts & Challenges of the 21st Century
Including Using CBC News in Review to Teach about Canada,
by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director; Canadian Multilateralism, by The Honourable Roger Simmons, Consul General
Attendance:
60

21-25 July 2003 - Shoreline, Washington
Week-Long Summer College for Seniors 2003, Shoreline Community College Description: Each day a presentation on International studies is given including a presentation on the Inuit and Canada's North by Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center
Co-sponsors:
Shoreline Community College; Jackson School of International Studies Attendance: 110

August 2003 - Educator Workshop
Portland, Oregon

Canadian Geography Institute
Including Geography of the North by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Cosponsors:
Oregon Geographic Alliance; National Geography Association
Attendance: 25

6 August 2003
Austin Clarke, Caribbean-Canadian writer, reads from The Polished Hoe, 2003
Elliot Bay Book
Attendance: 50

13 August 2003
Steve Floris, Jewish-Canadian author, reads from Escape from Pannonia: A Tale of Two Survivors, 2002
Judaica Book Store; Granville Island Publishing

Attendance: 25

14 August 2003
David Cruise & Alison Griffiths, Canadian authors, read from Vancouver, 2003
University Book Store
Attendance: 25

18 September 2003 - University of Washington
Washington State Coalition for International Education in the 21st Century: Teaching & Learning in a Global Economy
Description:
Assessed the state's current status with regard to International Education and built a statewide coalition to engage the public and high-level leaders in taking action in this area.
Co-sponsors:
John Stanford International School; UW Language Learning Center; Washington Association for Multicultural Education; Jackson School Outreach Centers
Attendance: 150

Autumn 2003
4-Part Lecture Series: Puget Sound/Georgia Basin: Protecting & Managing an International Ecosystem
10 October: Science, Public Policy and Challenges in Protecting and Managing Puget Sound/Georgia Basin
22 October: Tribal Rights, Views, Philosophies, and Challenges in Protecting and Managing Puget Sound/Georgia Basin
29 October: Economic Importance, Opportunities and Challenges in Puget Sound/Georgia Basin
12 November: Environmental Challenges Confronting Puget Sound/Georgia Basin
Co-sponsors: Canadian Consulate, Seattle; Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University; Environment Canada, Pacific and Yukon Region; Environmental Management Certificate Program, UW; Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10; International Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW; Office of the Vice-Provost for International Education, UW; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Battelle; Program on the Environment, UW; Sustainable Development Research Institute, University of British Columbia
Attendance: 350

Autumn 2003
Canada-US Relations in a New Security Environment Lecture Series Human Security in a Time of Terrorism and War: the Canadian View by the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
Co-sponsors: Canada-America Society; Canadian Consulate, Seattle; Cascadia Project of Discovery Institute; UW Business School; Institute for Global & Regional Studies UW; Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium
Attendance: 850

9 October 2003
Canada-US Relations in a New Security Environment Lecture Series: Economic Terror, Deep Democracy, by Naomi Klein, best-selling author of No Logo and Fences & Windows
Co-sponsors: UW Department of Communications; Ursus Forum on Social Change & Sustainability UW; Center for Canadian-American Studies, WWU
Attendance: 850

11 October 2003 Washington State Council for the Social Studies Fall In-Service
Including The Inuit and Canada's North
by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Attendance: 20

20 October 2003 - University of Washington
Symposium: Farming Halibut & Sablefish: An Industry in the Wings or a Threat to Wildlife Stocks?
Description: Comparative analysis of the farm fishing in Canada-US.
Canadian Presenters: Lynn Hunter, The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform, BC: Eric Wickham, Executive Director, Canadian Sablefish Association
Cosponsors: UW School of Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Attendance: 40
Seattle PI Article: 1/2 Million Readers
TVW Coverage : 3.5 Million Viewers

8 November 2003
4th Annual Documentary Film Workshop: Teaching Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding through Documentary Film
Including Village of Widows - The Sad History of the Dene People by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Co-sponsors: Jackson School Outreach Centers
Attendance: 50

13-15 November 2003 - Chicago, Illinois
83rd National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting
Description:
Including A Novel Approach to Geography: A Case Study of Canada, by Nadine Fabbi, UW and Tina Storer, WWU; Teaching Canada Special Interest Group Meeting; Distinguished Canadian Speaker: Roch Carrier
Co-sponsor:
National Council for Teaching Canada
Attendance: 200

17 November 2003
Ann-Marie MacDonald, Canadian novelist and playwright, reads from The Way the Crow Flies, 2003
Elliot Bay Books
Attendance: 30

23 November 2003
Alison Watt, Nanaimo poet, reads from The Last Island: A Naturalist's Sojourn on Triangle Island, 2003
Elliot Bay Books
Attendance: 15

Winter 2003
5-Part Lecture Series: Contemporary Issues in Northwest Coast Native American Art Lecture Series
14 January: The Exploration of Northwest Coast Indian Art: 1774-2003
21 January: Panel: What is Innovation in Traditional Art?
28 January: Artist Presentation: Robert Davidson
4 February: Panel: Totem Poles in an Era of Empowerment and Repatriation
25 February: Museums and Native Artists: A Vision for the Future
Co-sponsors: Burke Museum, Simpson Center for the Humanities, University Book Store
Attendance: 1,614

2 December 2003
2003 Global Business Breakfast Series: Global Security Trends: What They Mean for Business & Trade - Security & Business with Canada,
by James Blanchard, Former Governor of Michigan & Former US Ambassador to Canada; Brian Parrott, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate, Seattle
Co-sponsors: World Affairs Council; Battelle; UW Business School
Attendance: 45

13 January 2004
Public Lecture: Crimes without Borders: A Look Behind the International Criminal Court by Judge Philippe Kirsch, First & Current President, International Criminal Court
Co-sponsors: World Affairs Council; UW School of Law
Attendance: 200

24 January 2004
Carole Glasser Langille, Nova Scotia poet, reads from Late in a Slow Time, 2003
Elliot Bay Books

15 February 2004 - University of Washington
Symposium: Dogfish Sharks, the Fish in Fish and Chips and Ecosystem Function in Canada and the US, American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Conference, Seattle
Description: Researchers share data on cross-border management issues regarding dogfish sharks leading to the planning of an international conference in 2004-05 on the subject.
Chairs: Dr. Vincent Gallucci, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences and Canadian Studies Affiliated Faculty Member; Gordon McFarlane, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Co-sponsor: UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
Attendance: 25

Winter 2004
4-Part Lecture Series: Puget Sound/Georgia Basin: Protecting & Managing an International Ecosystem
30 January: Public Policy and Challenges in Protecting and Managing Puget Sound/Georgia Basin

5 February: Protecting an International Aquifer: Abbotsford-Sumas Case Study
10 February 2004: Environmental Challenges Confronting Puget Sound/Georgia Basin
17 February 2004: Implementing Sustainability from a Seattle, WA-Vancouver, BC Perspective
Co-sponsors:
Canadian Consulate, Seattle; Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University; Environment Canada, Pacific and Yukon Region; Environmental Management Certificate Program, UW; Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10; International Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW; Office of the Vice-Provost for International Education, UW; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Battelle; Program on the Environment, UW; Sustainable Development Research Institute, University of British Columbia
Attendance: 450

18 February 2004 - Seattle
All-Day Workshop: Doing Business in Canada Seminar
Description
: Provided members of the business community with skills/information to do business in Canada including being introduced to taxation issues; customs issues; cross-border accounting; personal property & security
Co-sponsors: Trade Development Alliance of Seattle; French American Chamber of Commerce
Attendance: 35

27 February 2004 - University of Washington
World Languages Day for High School Students
Description: Including Inuktitut - Language of Canada's Inuit, by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Co-sponsor: UW Extension
Attendance: Students: 1,500
Educators: 80

6 March 2004 - Lake Chelan, Washington
Washington State Council for Social Studies Annual Lake Chelan Retreat
Description: Two-day retreat covering dozens of presentations on international history, society, culture.
Co-sponsors: Washington State Council for Social Studies; Jackson School Outreach Centers
Attendance: 150

8 March 2004
Guy Vanderhaeghe, Canadian historical author, reads from The Last Crossing, 2004
Elliot Bay Books

31 March 2004 David Suzuki, renowned Canadian scientist, environmentalist and author, reads from his newest book, The David Suzuki Reader
Elliot Bay Books

28 April 2004
Reading by Sharon Butala, Canadian Author
Co-sponsors: UW Women's Center
Attendance: 20

7 April 2004
International Updates: Trends and Transitions in Your World - Canada-US Border Security Cooperation: Phase II, by Ambassador Cresencio Arcos, Director, International Relations, US Department of Homeland Security
Outcomes:
Arcos provided an overview of the current relationship between Canada and the US regarding security. Handouts on current security issues were provided to all in attendance.
Co-sponsors:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Canada-America Society
Attendance: 65
TVW Television Coverage: 3.5 million viewers

15-17 April 2004 - Seattle
Panel:
The Beat of a Different Drum: Lessons for Social Work and Life Long Learning from the Blood Tribe, 2004 National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference
Description: In this interactive session faculty from the UW shared their weeklong immersion experience with the Blood Tribe in Alberta, Canada where they learning about helping and healing in a First Nations' community. Canadian Presenters: Dr. Stan De Mello, Professor, UW School of Social Work and colleagues
Attendance: 30

19 April 2004
Public Lecture: The Geographical Distribution of Canadian French Communities in North America, by Dean Louder, Professor Laval University
Co-sponsors:
Quebec Delegation, LA; UW Linguistics Department
Attendance: 15

19 April 2004
Classroom Lecture: Francophone in North America, by Dean Louder, Professor Laval University
Co-sponsors: Quebec Delegation, LA; UW Linguistics Department
Attendance: 20 UW students

22 April 2004 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Panel Presentation:
Transgenerational Psychological and Medical Issues in Native American and First Nations in the US and Canada, Western Social Sciences Association Annual Conference, by Kieran O'Malley, UW Health Sciences
Description: Provided audience with research on Canada-US differences in approaches towards health policies as they impact native communities.
Attendance: 25

23 April 2004 - University of Washington All-Day Forum: Washington State Model United Nations
Co-sponsors:
UW Office of International Affairs; UW Jackson School of International Studies; UW United Nations Student Association; World Affairs Council
Attendance: 575 students

24 April 2004 - University of Washington
The 2004 Seattle Festival Mosaic: Folk & Fine Arts from Around the World
Description: All-day workshop on international culture/arts including Quebec History & Culture, by Nadine Fabbi, Assistant Director
Co-sponsors:
Seattle International Children's Festival; Jackson School Outreach Centers; Washington State Council for Social Studies
Attendance: 77

28 April 2004 - University of Washington
Panel Presentation: Conversations with our Canadian Sisters - Women's Memoirs

Description: Stimulates a discussion between Canadian and US women writers about perspectives and insights into writing, culture and value differences between Canada and the US
Canadian Presenters: Sharon Butala, Canadian writer; Susan Starbuck, Antioch University professor, author of Hazel Wolf: Fighting the Establishment about Canadian environmentalist
Co-sponsor: UW Women's Center
Attendance: 65

14-15 May 2004 - University of Washington
Graduate Student Conference: Beyond Globalization and Neo-Liberalism: Governmentality, Spaces, Subjects
Description: This was the first graduate workshop organized by the Center to build a Canadian Studies community of graduate and upper division. The multi-disciplinary workshop focusing on spaces and subjects within a neoliberal, increasingly global political regime.
Co-Chairs: Professor Richard LeHeron, Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Auckland; Dr Wendy Larner, Sociology, University of Auckland; and Professor Kim England, Geography, University of Washington
Attendance: 26 graduate students

21 May-11 June 2004 Seattle International Film Festival: Canadian Films
The Center co-sponsors all Canadian films with the Seattle International Film Festival. This year the film selection included 29 screening of17 films including: Go Further; The Saddest Music in the World; Cowards Bend the Knee; Nigel's Fingerprints; The Snow Walker; Touch of Pink; The Corporation; Raspberry Patch; Twist; Festival Express; Moving Malcolm; Aspiration; Wildflowers; Seducing Doctor Lewis; A Problem with Fear; A Stolen Moment; Proteus.
Co-sponsors: Seattle International Film Festival; Canada-America Society; Canadian Consulate; and other corporate sponsors. Attendance based on 200 attendees per viewing.
Attendance: 5,800

24 May 2004
Round-Table Discussion: with Inuk actress, Annabella Piugattuk and director/producer of The Snow Walker, Charles Martin Smith
Description:
Enabled UW faculty, students and graduates in the documentary film program to speak with the guests about filmmaking in the North, the role of the Inuit in the film, and Inuit values.
Co-sponsors: Canadian Consulate; Canada-America Society; Burke Museum
Attendance: 15

24 May 2004
Lecture: Regulatory Issues in Canadian Broadcasting by James Patrick, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Association of Broadcasters
Co-sponsors:
UW School of Communications; World Affairs Council
Attendance: 30 undergraduate

20 June 2004 - University of Washington
Two-Day Summer Seminar for Educators: Living in Our World: Environmental Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century
Description:
This two-day seminar provided an international perspective on environmental issues including two presentations that focused on Canada: Exploring the Cold Oceans of the North: An Example of Global Climate Field Work and Its Impact on Environmental Education, by Peter Rhines, Professor, Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Canadian Studies Center Affiliated Faculty member; and, Introduction to Puget Sound/Georgia Basin, by Ann Lesperance, Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Canadian Studies Center Adjunct Faculty member
Co-sponsor:
Jackson School of International Studies Outreach Centers
Attendance: 33

29-30 June 2004 - Educator Training
2004 Summer Seminar for Educators: "Living in our world"
UW Campus Description:
Included two lectures: "Exploring the Cold Oceans of the North: An Example of Global-Climate Field Work and Its Impact on Environmental Education" by Peter Rhines, professor of Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences, UW, and "Introduction to the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Region" by Ann Lesperance, Senior Environmental Health Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Battelle.


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