University of Washington

2008-09 Events Report

Thanks to the tremendous support the Center receives, over 4,000 members of the university and local community, including educators, business leaders and government officials, were served through our programming in the 2008-09 academic year.

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Event Categories
Academic Conferences and Symposia
Lectures / Presentations
Business Events
Professional Development for Educators
Cultural Events
Center Meetings and Receptions
Archived Events

Academic Conference and Symposia
14-16 September 2008 - Crossing Haro Strait: Scientific Collaboration in Canada's Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, Washington

08 January 2009 - "Phonetics of Tone in Two Dialects of Dane-Zaa (Athabascan)," by Julia Colleen Miller, 2008-09 FLAS Fellow, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, San Francisco, California

09-10 January 2009 - Fourth Annual Public Health Symposium: US-Canada Academic Collaboration in the Pacific Northwest, La Conner, Washington
Program

15 March 2009 - Paper, "FAST Security Clearance Policy: A Policy for All Shippers and Commodities," by Susan Albrecht, Policy Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Portland Oregon

15 March 2009 - Panel, "The Future of West Coast Ports: Canada's Gateway and Trade Corridor Initiative and Implications for US Transportation Policy," by Susan Albrecht, Policy Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Portland, Oregon

20 March 2009 - Panel, "New Directions in International Studies, the World from a Circumpolar Perspective," with Daniel Hart and Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, Mark Oberle, UW School of Public Health, Violet Ford, Inuit Circumpolar Council, Canada, Washington, DC

03 April 2009 - Native American Students in Advanced Academia: The 8th Annual Symposium of Native American Graduate Student Research and Scholarship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

12 April 2009 - "The Politics and Pedagogy of Multiculturalism," by Annette Henry, Education, UW Tacoma, San Diego, California

17 April 2009 - "Re-Imaginging Health: What We Can Learn from Canada," 4th Annual Canadian Studies Affiliated Graduate Student Conference, Seattle, Washington
Program

20 April 2009 - "Notes from an Antimulticulturalist," by Annette Henry, Education, UW Bothell, Vancouver, BC

15 May 2009 - "Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty and Governance," by Kristen Olson, Naama Sheffer, Gustaf Andreasen, Stephen Printz, Andrew Schwartz, Alison McKay, Marta Schwendeman, Julia Troutt, April Nishimura, Seniors, International Studies; Mentors, Vincent Gallucci, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, Seattle, Washington

15 May 2009 - "The Viability of Shipping Through the Arctic: An Analysis of Risks and Risk Management for Shipping Lines," by Naama Sheffer, International Studies, Mary Gates Scholar; Mentor, Anne Goodchild, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, Washington

15 May 2009 - "A Comparison of Environmental Stewardship and Social Responsibility in Europe and North America," by Elizabeth Tran, Senior, Environmental Science Resource Management; Mentor, Dorothy Paun, Forest Resources, Seattle, Washington

Lectures / Presentations
06 April 2009 - "The Canadian Healthcare System," by Michael Orsini, 2008-09 Canadian-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Salem, Oregon

06 April 2009 - "The Canadian Health Care System and its Pros and Cons,"by Michael Orsini, 2008-09 Canadian-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Salem, Oregon

07 April 2009 - "Health Policy from Below: Social Movements and Contested Illness in Canada and the US," by Michael Orsini, 2008-09 Canadian-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Salem, Oregon

18-21 August 2008 - four-part lecture series, "When the Boys Come Marching Home - the Inter-war Period in Canada," by Douglas Jackson, Geography, University of Washington, Shoreline, Washington

18 August 2008 - "Critical Issues in Childrearing Practices and Adaptation in Immigrant and Refugee Families in Canada,” by Brinda Jegatheesan, College of Education, University of Washington, Shoreline, Washington

14 September 2008 - "Arctic Wings - Miracle of Migration," an all-day series of lectures including by Stephen Brown, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Seattle, Washington

25 September-16 October 2008 - weekly lecture series, "The Canadian Push to the Pacific - Part 1," by Douglas Jackson, Geography, University of Washington, Edmonds, Washington

6-26 February 2009 - Lecture Series, Arctic Sovereignty: The International Dispute over Who Owns the Arctic

  • 6 February, "Arctic Sovereignty and Climate Change: A Nordic Perspective and Canada-Nordic Relations in the Arctic,” by Christine Ingebritsen, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington
  • 13 February, “Toward a Post-Arctic World,” by Barry Zellen, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
  • 20 February, “Russia’s Northward Perspective: The Arctic Promise vs. the Siberian Curse,” by Mikhail Alexseev, San Diego State University
  • 26 February, “Arctic Sovereignty and Climate Change: A Nordic Perspective and Canada-Nordic Relations in the Arctic,” by Lawson Brigham, Chair, Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment, Arctic Council

12 February 2009 - "Taking Space: Reflections on 20 Years of Black Feminist Research," by Annette Henry, Education, UW Tacoma, Vancouver, BC

19 February 2009 - "Contested Illnesses and Comparative Social Movement Activism,” by Michael Orsini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, Tempe, Arizona

4 March 2009 - “A ‘Spectrum’ of Disputes: Framing Autism Activism in Canada and the US, Hot Spots in Your World Lecture Series, by Michael Orsini, Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, Canadian Studies Center, Seattle, Washington

6 March 2009 - “La recherche de la musique traditionelle dans la région de la Lanaudière,” by Eric Beaudry, Québec, Seattle, Washington

1 April 2009 - "Contesting the Autistic Subject: Biological Citizenship and the Autism/Autistic Movement in Canada and the US," part of the lecture series, The Cultural Politics of Illness and Health Activism in the Americas, by Michael Orsini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, Canadian Studies Center, Walla Walla, Washington

28 April 2009 - "Aboriginal Sovereignty Issues in Canada and the US," by Charlotte Coté, American Indian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

29 April 2009 - "A 'Spectrum' of Disputes: Autism Activism and the Contours of Biological Citizenship," by Michael Orisini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, University of Washington, Monmouth, Oregon

30 April 2009 - "Seeing Red: A Tale of Two Tainted Blood Scandals," by by Michael Orisini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, University of Washington, Monmouth, Oregon

1 May 2009 - "The Canadian Health Care System," by Michael Orisini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, University of Washington, Monmouth, Oregon

11 May 2009 - "The Good and Bad of a Universal Health Care System: What the U.S. can Learn from Canada," by Mary Ellen Purkis, School of Nursing and the Dean of Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria, Tacoma, Washington
Poster

19 May 2009 - "The Inuit and Foreign Policy: Climate Change, Human Rights and Arctic Sovereignty," by Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center," Seattle, Washington

20 May 2009 - “Multicultralism and First Nations: Perspectives on Social Policy Across the 49th Parallel,” by Stan de Mello and graduate students Morna MacEachern and Quentin Red Eagle Smith, Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

21 May 2009 - "A 'Spectrum' of Disputes: Autism Activism and the Contours of Biological Citizenship," by Michael Orisini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

25 May 2009 - "Health Care Systems in Canada," by Michael Orsini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, University of Washington at the Forum on the Future of Health Care, Bothell, Washington

Business Events
12 August 2008 - "Canada-US Exchange Rates, the Global Exchange Rate System and Foreign Currency Risk Solutions,” by Debra Glassman, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Program Flyer

10 October 2008 - Doing Business in Canada, including Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada Seattle, Robert Vosco, Seattle, Washington

7 November 2008 - Orange Code – How ING Direct Succeeded by Being a Rebel with a Cause, by Arkadi Kuhlmann, ING Direct Bank, Seattle, Washington

Professional Development for Educators
10 October 2008 - Canadian Studies Resource Display Table, K-12 STUDY CANADA Educational Materials, Dearborn, Michigan

11 October 2008 - “The Great Arctic Adventure,” Washington State Council for the Social Studies Annual In-Service, by Martha Dietz, English Language Programs, University of Washington, Edmonds, Washington

14 November 2008 - Canadian Studies Resource Display Table, K-12 STUDY CANADA Educational Materials, Houston, Texas

8 December 2008 - "Inukjuak- A Personal Journey” and “Nunavik - The Newest Inuit Homeland,” by Timothy Pasch, 2007-08 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Canadian Studies Center, Kent, Washington

31 January 2009 - "Thinking Aloud: A Strategy that Deepens Reading Comprehension of Canadian Issues in an Intermediate and Middle School Classroom, by Monti Duge, Seattle, Reading Specialist, Washington State Council for the Social Studies Annual K-8 In-Service, Seattle, Washington

27 February 2009 - "What is an Endangered Language? Dane-Zaa in Northern British Columbia,” World Languages Day for Washington High School Students, by Julia Colleen Miller, 2008-09 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

7 March 2009 - "Celtic Music in the New World," K-8 Arts Mosaic: Movement and Music Across the Curriculum, by Erin Maloney, 2008-09 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Canadian Studies Center, Seattle, Washington

7 March 2009 - K-8 Arts Mosaic: Movement and Music Across the Curriculum, Seattle, Washington

9 March 2009 - "Inuit History in Canada and the 2010 Olympic Logo," by Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, St. Paul, Minnesota

9 March 2009 - "Ilanaaq - The 2010 Olympic Logo and the Inuit Inuksuk," by Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington," St. Paul, Minnesota

9-10 March 2009 - Building Knowledge and Understanding about Canada and Canada-US Relations, St. Paul, Minnesota

10 March 2009 - "Using Symbols to Teach About Canada and the Canada-US Relationship," by Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington," St. Paul, Minnesota

14 March 2009 - "Integrating Canadian Content in the Classroom with Developments in Teaching and Learning Technologies,” by Timothy Pasch, 2007-08 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Lake Chelan, Washington

9 May 2009 - "A Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience," by Rosemary Gibbons, Film Director and Native Voices Program alum, Seattle, Washington

9 May 2009 - The Ninth Annual Documentary Film Workshop: Coming of Age in a Changing World, Seattle, Washington

Canadian Cultural Events
14 September 2008 - Canadian Author Reading - Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano of Glenn Gould, by Katie Hafner, Seattle, Washington

17 February 2009 - Angela Hewitt, Canadian Piano Performance, Seattle, Washington

06 March 2009 - Concert - De Temps Antan, Québec musical group, Seattle, Washington

07 June 2009 - Necessities of Life, Canada, 2008, Seattle, Washington

Center Meetings and Receptions
08 October 2008 - Foreign Affairs Canada Grants Awards Breakfast, Seattle, Washington
Program Guests

11 May 2009 - "Canada Reception," Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies 100th Anniversary Gala, Seattle, Washington
Program

27 May 2009 - "WA Douglas Jackson Undergraduate Scholarship Fund Memorial Celebration," Seattle, Washington

09 June 2009 - 2008-09 Canadian Studies Student Awards Reception, Seattle, Washington

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