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The Canadian Studies Center is part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. It joins with the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham to create a federally supported Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada. The Center is the secretariat for the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium; UW Council Member for University of the Arctic; and, an institutional member of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. Canadian Studies also provides the leadership for the Jackson School-wide initiative, Arctic and International Relations which is in collaboration with the College of Environment's Future of Ice initiative.

Center News

20 November 2015
The Arctic Council at Twenty: Permanent Participants, Arctic Policy in Canada and the United States, and Stewardship
You are invited to join us for a day-long dialogue on the current status and future of the Arctic Council including some of the founding voices in the Arctic Council and heads of the Permanent Participant organizations. Please join us for all or part of the day (see the program for presentation times). No registration necessary. See Event Program.

Canadian Studies Mourns the Passing of Terry Fenge
Read article written and published by Nunatsiaq Online.

October 2015 Newsletter
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Welcome to Fall Quarter at the University of Washington where Arctic Studies is exploding! This quarter UW’s Future of Ice initiative and the Center are hosting two international Fulbright Arctic scholars – UW’s Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, Heather Nicol, and a Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar, Maria Tysiachniouk. We also welcome Scott Montgomery to our Arctic studies faculty. This fall quarter Scott is teaching a core course for the minor – ARCTIC 200 – to 50 students representing a wide-array of majors. Finally, we welcome two new students, Jake Creps and Marine Lebrec, into the Arctic Studies minor. We hope you enjoy this news and more below! – Nadine & Vince Read more ... 


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