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Center Photo Album – 2008-2009

Following is the Center's 2008-2009 Photo Album. The album includes photographs of our many courses, event, awards, etc. that occur throughout the year. Welcome to the many bright faces that make our Center so vibrant and welcoming to the UW and Seattle community!

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July 2008 - UW Libraries Receives Grant

Sion Romaine, Canadian Studies Librarian, receives a 2008-09 Canadian Studies Library Support Program Grant for purchase of the 2007 Federal Non-Depository documents. Funding comes from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada.


6 August 2008 - FLAS Fellow Thesis Defense

Tim Pasch (center), doctoral candidate, Communication, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (Inuktitut), and Affiliated Graduate student of Canadian Studies, successfully defends his thesis. Tony Chan, Communication, and committee chair is being "beamed" in from Toronto. Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, IA and Cybersecurity, iSchool, and Klaus Brandl, Graduate School Rep also served on the dissertation committee.


12 August 2008 - Canada-US Exchange Rates, the Global Exchange Rate System and Foreign Currency Risk Solutions

Dr. Debra Glassman, Senior Lecturer, Michael G. Foster School of Business and Affiliated Faculty of Canadian Studies discussed the impact of the Canadian dollar on the US economy with Leslie Chang (left), Vice President, HSBC Bank. The speakers are joined by Andrei Kreptul, Board member, Canada-America Society, Washington.


22 August 2008 - Seattle International Film Festival Reception

Lisa Connell, doctoral candidate, French, represented the Center at the TV5MONDE, the International French Network reception to promote French films at the Festival. Lisa is with Patrice Courtaban (left), Chief Operating Officer of TV5monde (Etats-Unis) and David Heurtel, Chief Marketing Officer of SIFF and native Québécois!


22-23 September 2008 - North American Freight Flows Conference

Li Leung presenting her poster at the North American Freight Flows Conference


13-14 September 2008 - Crossing Haro Strait Symposium - Scientific Collaboration in the Gulf and San Juan Islands

Symposium participants Cameron Zegers, Eva Saunders, Fiona Norris, Chris Olsen, Madrona Murphy, Nick Teague, Trevor Jones, and Katie Korys from Washington State and British Columbia.


September 2008 - Jennifer Wallace "Retires" from the PNWCSC

Jennifer Wallace has served as Assistant to the Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium for the last two years. This fall she accepted a full time position at UW. The Consortium and Center thank Jennifer for her significant contributions.


September 2008 - Killam Fellows Ottawa Orientation

Killam Fellows

Reva and Lucas are the UW's first Killam Fellows. This fall, Reva, an undergrad in Linguistics, is studying at Queen's University and Lucas, an International Studies student, is studying at University of Victoria.


25 September 2008 - National Association for College Admission Counseling Meeting/Reception


Cameron Frisch, UW International Programs and Exchanges, Office of Global Affairs, with Kevin Cook, Consulate General of Canada, Seattle, and Brian Coffey, UW Tacoma.


3 October 2008 - Arctic Sovereignty: Cold Facts, Hot Issues Conference, Los Angeles

Arctic Sovereignty Conference

Vincent Gallucci, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (far left) and Michael Robinson-Dorn, Law School, participated in the Arctic Sovereignty: Cold Facts, Hot Issues symposium put on by Southwestern Law School in October 2008. They are joined by former UW Canada-US Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Sophie Thériault, now with the University of Ottawa Law School.

Arctic Sovereignty Conference

Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, with Austen Parrish, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law and Director of the Summer Law Program in Vancouver at Southwestern Law School in LA. Austen organized the Arctic Sovereignty symposium.

8 October 2008 - Foreign Affairs Canada Grant Awards Breakfast

Douglas Wadden (left) UW's Executive Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, accepts the Center's Program Enhancement Grant and Arctic Sovereignty Task Force grant from Consul General of Canada Seattle, Peter Lloyd.

The many members of our community that are each embarking on a teaching, research or public programming to enhance international/Canadian content at the University of Washington.

10 October 2008 - Doing Business in Canada Seminar


The all day seminar, sponsored with the Canada-America Society,outlined the obstacles and opportunities that are presented in doing business internationally within Canada and the United States. From Left to Right Gail Kruk (speaker), Myles Brenner (Associated Undergrad of Canadian Studies), Richard Weiland (speaker), Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada, Robert Fosco.

Doing Business in Canada Seminar

Presenter Richard Weiland discussing Canadian Tax Issues.

10 October 2008 - Canada Gala, Westin Hotel, Seattle

Canada Gala

Canadian Studies Associated Student, Elizabeth St. Clair (second from left) spoke about her study-in-Canada experience at the October 2008 Canada-America Society Gala. The Gala raised $20,000 for student scholarships. From left, Wendy Baldwin, Consul, Consulate General of Canada Seattle, Elizabeth, Peter Lloyd, Consulate General, Kelly Voss, Co-Chair, Canada Study Tour, and Greg Shelton, Center rep and Manager, Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies.


11 October 2008 - Washington State Council for Social Studies Conference

Martha Dietz (far left), Lecturer, English Language Programs, provided a presentation to regional educators entitled, “The Great Arctic Air Adventure: A Tool for Teaching about Canada.” Martha is joined by Steve Harrison, 6th grade teacher at Renton Nelson Middle School and Elizabeth Reiter, 5th grade teacher at Tops K-8.


22 October 2008 - UW Study Abroad Fair

Catherine Sandormirsky, International Summer Programs, University of Alberta, provides UW undergrads with information on scholarships as part of the Canadian Studies Center-U of Alberta partnership.


30 October 2008 - FLAS Reception

Canadian Studies FLAS students attend the first inaugural Foreign Language and Area Studies Reception for the Jackson School of International Studies. From left, Erin Maloney, FLAS Fellow, Ethnomusicology, French; Daniel Hart, Chair, Canadian Studies; Dvorah Oppenheimer, Administrator, Jackson School; Tim Pasch, FLAS Fellow, Communication, Inuktitut; Julia Miller, FLAS Fellow, Linguistics, Dane-Zaa.


November 2008 - Association for Canadian Studies in the US Conference


Sion Romaine (left), UW Canadian Studies Librarian, with Natalie Debray, Affilaited Faculty, Communication, and colleague of the Center, Donat Savoie, former chief federal negotiator for Nunavik. Professor Debray gave a paper on Québec history and culture at the conference.


November 2008 - Center Faculty with Obama

Coté with President-Elect, Obama

Affiliated Faculty of Canadian Studies, Charlotte Coté, American Indian Studies, with the US President-Elect, Barack Obama.


9-10 January 2009 - Public Health Symposium

4th Annual Health Symposium

The 4th Annual Public Health Symposium: US-Canada Academic Collaboration in the Pacific Northwest, brought together 75 faculty and graduate students from UW, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

Organizers of the 4th Annual Public Health Symposium 

The symposium was organized by (from left) Mark Oberle, Associate Dean, School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM); Jack Thompson, Department of Health Services, SPHCM; with special guest, Michael Orsini, Canada-US Fulbright Chair; and Bud Nicola, Director, Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Program, SPHCM.

19 January 2009 - Task Force Students at the USCG Healy

Arctic Sovereignty Task Force at the US Coast Guard Healy

Students in the 2009 International Studies Program Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty, visit the US Coast Guard Healy. The Healy did three cruises in the Arctic this last summer. Two of the cruises brought together US and Canadian scientists who worked collaboratively to measure the continental shelf off of the Arctic coast.

 2009 Arctic Sovereignty Task Force Class

24-31 January 2009 - SIS 495 Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty Fact-Finding Mission to Canada

Students arrive in Ottawa

Students arrive in Ottawa starting out with tours at the Museum of Civilization and the Canadian Parliament.

Patrick Lennon and Emily Epsten 

Patrick Lennon and Emily Epsten take notes at the welcoming meeting with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Arctic Sovereignty Task Force Team

The Arctic Sovereignty Task Force team with Canada's Icelandic Ambassador to Canada, Sigridur Anna Thordardottir.

Andrew Schwartz with Donat Pharand 

Andrew Schwartz discusses the Northwest Passage with Donat Pharand, Faculty of Law and renowned expert from University of Ottawa.

6 February 2009 - 2009 Canada Study Tour Reception

The Canadian Consulate held a reception for the 2009 Canada Study Tour MBA students. From left, Kevin Cook and Robert Fosco from the Consulate with MBA students, Dharmik Mehta and Karen Wisont.


From left Wendy Baldwin (Canadian Consulate) and MBA students David Kim, Chris Wilson, Anthony Choi, Lam Ma

6 February 2009 - Arctic Sovereignty and Climate Change: A Nordic Perspective

Students arrive in Ottawa

Christine Ingebritsen provided an overview of the Nordic perspective on Arctic sovereignty including the recent vote for independence by Greenlanders.

Patrick Lennon and Emily Epsten 

UW graduate students, Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty students, and members of the community consider Ingebritsen's comments.

20 February 2009 - Arctic Sovereignty Lecture Series

Students arrive in Ottawa

Mikhail Alexseev, Political Science, San Diego State University, spoke on "Russia's Northward Perspective: The Arctic Promise vs. the Siberian Curse" as part of the Center's lecture series on Arctic sovereignty.

Patrick Lennon and Emily Epsten 


Arctic Sovereignty Task Force Team

 Barry Zellen, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, gives a very innovative lecture entitled, "Toward a Post-Arctic World" as part of the Center's Arctic Sovereignty lecture series. With Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center.



26 February 2009 - University of Northern British Columbia

In February Michael Treleaven (left) and Nadine Fabbi served as external evaluators for the University of Northern British Columbia, College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences where a Canadian Studies program is being considered. Gary Wilson, Political Science and head of Northern Programs, hosted the visit.


Michael Treleaven and Gary Wilson in front of University of Northern British Columbia.

4 March 2009 - A Spectrum of Disputes

Michael Orsini, 2008-09 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair (right), shares further thoughts on autism activism in Canada and the US with political science major, Scott Ferguson and Pat Ferguson after his lecture on "Framing Autism in Canada and the US."


10 March 2009 - Minnesota Humanities Center Canadian Studies Workshop

On March 9-10 the Center, in conjunction with the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Consulate General of Minneapolis offered a workshop entitled, "Building Knowledge and Understanding about Canada and Canada-US Relations." Twenty Minnesota educators benefited from the workshop.


13 March 2009 - Arctic Sovereignty Task Force Evaluation

Rob Heubert, Military and Strategic Studies and Political Science, University of Calgary, was the expert evaluator for the Arctic Sovereignty Task Force. He posed with Andrew Schwartz, Task Force member.


April Nishimura and Ruben Shimonov are clearly overjoyed having made it through the final evaluation for the Task Force!

Arctic Sovereignty Task Force Team

Professor Rob Heubert, Military and Strategic Studies and Political Science, University of Calgary (far right) served as the Expert Evaluator for the Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty. Heubert celebrates a successful evaluation with Vincent Gallucci, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, co-faculty for the Task Force.



16-17 March 2009 - UArctic Representatives Visit UW

In mid-March, representatives from the the undergraduate office for University of the Arctic visited the Center to assist in the circumpolar initiative. Emily Neuls (left), Academic Program Officer, and Hayley Hesslyn, Dean of Undergraduate Education, UArctic, are both from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.


19 March 2009 - Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference in Washington, DC

From left, Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies, Mark Oberle, Associate Dean of Public Health at UW, Dan Hart, Center Chair, and Violet Ford, Vice President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Ottawa provided a panel at the 50th Anniversary Title VI Conference in Washington, DC. The panel was entitled, "New Directions in International Studies, the World from a Circumpolar Perspective."


23 March 2009 - Greenland Homerule Representatives Visit the Center

As part of the Center’s Circumpolar North Initiative, meetings were held at UW with representatives from Greenland. From left, Dan Hart, Center; Marie Kleeman, Consultant, Greenlandic and Nordic Art; Claus Kleeman, Culture and Education, Home Rule Government; Nadine Fabbi, Center; Hans Hinrichsen, Buiding and Construction Centre, Greenland; Mikael Kristensen, Agency of Indutry, Labour, Vocational Education and Training; and Allan Peter Olsen, Nananut Allanut Pisortaqarfik, Foreign Affairs, Greenland Home Rule.


3 April 2009 - Native American Students in Advanced Academic Conference

The 8th Annual Symposium of Native American graduate students was held at the UW featuring the work of 10 graduate students. The Karen Capuder (right) served as one of six student presidents as well as as Emcee for the day. Augustine McCaffery, Graduate School (left), served as advisor. A reception followed celebrating Charlotte Coté, American Indian Studies (center) recent promotion to Associate Professor. The Center was a proud sponsor of the symposium.


17 April 2009 - Graduate Student Symposium

Morna McEachern was this year's chair for the annual graduate student symposium. Morna also presented her research on "Teen Pregnancy and Political Symbols in UW and Canadian Sexual Health Education Guidelines."


From left, David Pettinicchio, Sociology; Nathalie Hamel, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; Beth Curry, Oceanography; Li Leung, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Miyhun Seol, Forest Resources; and Morna McEachern, Social Work all presented their cross-border research. Jack Thompson, Public Health and Michael Orsini, Center Fulbright Chair, acted as respondents.

1 May 2009 - Canada Study Tour Reception

The president of the Canada-America Society, Michael Herbst (far left) sponsored a reception to celebrate the 3rd Annual Canada Study Tour for UW MBA students. The Canada Study Tour is organized by MBA students and engages in four days of visits with Vancouver companies every February.


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

Educators from throughout the Pacific Northwest convened on Saturday, May 9, to learn about implementing documentary film into their classroom. The keynote was Diana Hess, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who specializes in the use of controversy in the classroom.

Educators also met with regional and film experts and saw clips from a number of films, including A Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience, the Canadian Studies Center-sponsored session, featuring UW alum Rosemary Gibbons, who spoke about the history of residential schools in Canada and the effects the schools had on First Nations communities. 


11 May 2009 - Jackson School Centennial Gala

The 100th Anniversary Gala for the Henry M. Jackson School brought together over 50 Canadianists to celebrate the Center's role in the Jackson School. Claude Couture, Director, Canadian Studies Institute, University of Alberta (right) visits with Chair of the UW School of Art, Christopher and wife, Susan Ozubko. The Canadian Studies Institute was a sponsor of the Gala.


Julia Herschensohn (left), Chair, Linguistics visits with Wendy Baldwin, Consul, Consulate General of Canada Seattle.

11 May 2009 - Killam Fellows Honored!

The 2009-2010 Killam Fellows were honored at the 100th Anniversary Gala for the Jackson School of International Studies. From left, Rozanna Fang, Senior, French major, Public Health and Community Medicine minor; Adam Tanga, Junior, Political Science major and French minor; and incoming Killam, Kelvin Fong from University of Toronto.


11 May 2009 - The Good and Bad of a Universal Health Care System: What America Can Learn from Canada

Dr. Mary Ellen Purkis (left) provided a lecture to students and faculty at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Purkis was invited by Dr. Janice Laakso, Affiliated Faculty of the Center and professor in the Social Work program.


15 May 2009 - 12th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

International Studies majors and members of the Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty (Winter Quarter 2009) present their research entitled, "Arctic Sovereignty and Governance" at the Annual UW Undergrad Symposium. From left, Kristen Olson, Gus Andreasen and Andrew Schwartz.


Eight of the 13-member Task Force team on Arctic Sovereignty present on their research project. Luis Fraga (far right), Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, serves as the panel chair. From left, Kristen Olson, Julia Troutt, Gus Andreasen, Marta Schwendeman, Naama Sheffer, Andrew Schwartz, Alison McKay, and Stephen Printz.

22 May 2009 - Certificate of Merit Awarded to Center Associate Director

This year Nadine Fabbi was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the International Council for Canadian Studies in Québec City. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Canadian Studies. From left, Klaus-Dieter Ertler, President-Elect, Cornelius Remie, President, and Patrick James, President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the US.


Members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the International Council for Canadian Studies meet at the Annual General Meeting in Québec City.

31 May - 5 June 2009 - Canadian Leadership Program Participant

This year Ann Huang, MBA student and the chair of the 2010 Canada Study Tour, was selected as one of 25 MBA students from across the US to participant in the Canadian Leadership Orientation Program sponsored by the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Ann is with Dan Abele, Head of Research and Academic Relations for the Canadian Embassy's Public Affairs Division, Washington,DC.


Ann and Dean Micheál Kelly of the Telfer School of Management. Ann will bring much of her Ottawa experience to bear on the 2010 Canada Study Tour.

8 June 2009 - UW Libraries Undergraduate Research Award

Anand Yang, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies and Nadine Fabbi with Jackson School students including the Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty "team." The Task Force, that went to Ottawa for one week in January, won Honorable Mention in the UW Libraries Research Award competition.



9 June 2009 - Annual Student Awards Reception

This year over 30 UW graduate and undergraduate students received awards or recognitions for their cross-border research. The students were recognized at the Annual Awards Reception co-hosted by the Consulate General of Canada Seattle.



10 June 2009 - Fulbright Chair Farewell

The Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Research Chair for 2008-09, Michael Orsini, has just completed his residency with the UW. Michael (center) is with Anand Yang, Jackson School of International Studies, and Juan Geurra with the Graduate School. The Chair is sponsored by the Jackson School, Graduate School, Global Affairs, and Social Sciences.



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