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February 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to winter - our favorite season in Canadian Studies! Vince and I wish to thank Gary and Consuelo Corbett for their tremendous generosity and vision to enhance cross-border expereiences for undergraduates. This quarter we launched the Corbett Canada-U.S. Fellowships Program with our colleagues at University of British Columbia. Thank you Gary and Consuelo!

We are also pleased to report that President Young signed an approval letter to Deans Lisa Graumlich and Robert Stacey for the new UW interdisciplinary minor in Arctic Studies - a joint programbetween College of the Environment and College of Arts and Sciences. We extend a huge thank you to the Arctic Minor Steering Committee and all those whose commitment enabled the creation of this program. The minor forms the academic component for UW's Future of Ice. - Nadine &Vince


Center News


President Young Signs UW Arctic Minor!
by Naqiah Azhar, from The Daily, February 4, 2014 Issue, University of Washington
The interdisciplinary minor in Arctic Studies at the University of Washington – part of UW’s Future of Ice – is a partnership between the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Oceanography, College of the Environment, in collaboration with University of the Arctic. The purpose of the Arctic Studies minor is for undergraduates to have an opportunity to gain skills relevant to addressing major science and policy issues in the Arctic.  Read more.

Henry Stern

New Fellowship Deepens Canada-U.S. Understanding
by Isaiah Brookshire, Marketing Communications Specialist for the Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
The University of Washington (UW) undergraduates will now have more opportunities to study in British Columbia, Canada, thanks to the Gary and Consuelo Corbett Canada U.S. Fellowship Program.  Read more.



Henry Stern

"Qui sommes-nous?" UW Course Explores Quest for Identity in Québécois Identity and Culture
by Andrea Banel, Graduate Student, Evans School of Public Affair; Canadian Studies Center Reporter
This quarter UW students will study how Québécois writers and filmmakers coped with the rapid and radical changes of the 1960s' Quiet Revolution in the course "Québécois Literature." Read more.


Faculty News

Henry Stern

Harry L. Stern Joins Center as Affiliated Faculty Member
by Andrea Banel, Graduate Student, Evans School of Public Affairs; Canadian Studies Center Reporter
We are delighted to announce our new affiliated faculty member, Harry L. Stern from the Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory whose research interests involve sea ice in the Canadian Arctic. Read more.


Student News

J. McGrath Congratulations 2013-2014 Arctic Research Fellows!

We are pleased to announce the UW Arctic Research Fellows for 2013-14 as part of UW's Future of Ice. The objectives of the fellowships are to foster innovative research projects that strengthen area studies at the UW and build research linkages across disciplines, particularly between the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Read more.

Walter O'Toole

The Canadian Studies Center Welcomes the First Arctic Minor Student!
by Walter O'Toole, English Major, Arctic Studies Minor and Andrea Banel, Graduate Student, Evans School of Public Affairs; Canadian Studies Center Reporter
I began my Arctic studies with simple curiosity.  My father worked in the Alaskan Arctic for two decades, and I grew up with a strong (if second-hand) fascination and interest in the Arctic and Inuit culture. Read more.


Alumni News

Deveon Ledger

Seattle PR Agency Represents Canadian Roots Musicians in the U.S.
Hearth Music is an independent publicity agency based out of Seattle that has a special fondness for breaking Canadian roots musicians to the American mainstream. Read more.




Tales From Canada Storytelling
Michael Cawthra, a teacher associate of the K12-Study Canada Program, goes to schools and tell stories from different time periods and geographic areas of Canada. Dressed in costumes that change along with the renowned Canadian stories he tells, Michael relates the literature to the audience and brings the tales to life by playing a cedar flute, singing songs, and talking about language, geography, history, social issues in Canada. Read more.