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2006-07 Events Report

June 28, 2007

The following is a listing of all Center lectures, workshops, conferences, and other activities in the 2006-07 academic year.

Canadian Consulate, Seatte; UW School of Marine Affairs; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of international Studies

New Canada-US Fulbright Research Chair at UW attracts Senior B.C. Government Official: Canadian Consulate, Seatte; UW School of Marine Affairs; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of international Studies

Sukumar Periwal  

Michael Hawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States, announced the first-ever recipient of the new Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of Washington. Dr. Sukumar Periwal, Director of International Relations for British Columbia’s Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, will take up the Fulbright Chair at UW’s main campus in Seattle. Please click here for full details

Saturday, 23 September 2006 – Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Workshop
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., University of British Columbia
Workshop on British Columbia and Washington State: Trans-boundary Issues for the 21st Century – Case Study on the Columbia-Okanagan Highlands


Background: This September, there will be a week-long trans-boundary course for the incoming graduate students to our NSF-IGERT in “Multinational Collaborations on Challenges to the Environment” led by Tom Hinckley, College of Forest Resources professor at UW and Hans Schreier, Professor at University of British Columbia. This year the focus will be on the Columbia-Okanagan Highlands of Washington State and British Columbia. The nine incoming Ph.D. graduate students come from five different departments and with diverse interests spanning from archaeology and anthropology to trans-boundary economic issues to the biology and ecology of invasive animals and plants. In addition, two other graduate students, one of whom is also the Environmental Legal Council for the Democratic Caucus of the Washington State Legislature, and the second, an incoming graduate student in hydrology, will be participating.
Workshop: The workshop/symposium will be held near the end of the series of field – stakeholder visits in Washington and British Columbia and will provide the opportunity for a broader evaluation, presentation and discussion of our impressions. IGERT – students will then return to the University of Washington and begin a year-long series of courses where much of the thought and activities associated with the trans-boundary course will be carried forward. We anticipate that students and faculty exchanges at this workshop/symposium will result in both longer-term associations and a fascinating dialogue about disciplines and their perceptions, approaches and mental models of “environmental” issues. Click here for a detailed description of scheduled workshop and agenda. A Note of Thanks
Sponsors: Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the NSF-IGERT program entitled, “Multinational Collaborations on Challenges to the Environment”; and UW’s Program on the Environment

Thursday, 28 September 2006 – Professional Development Workshop for Educators
4:00p.m.-8:00p.m., BP Energy Center, Birch Room, Anchorage
Canadian Geography in a Global Context: Canada in the World, the Circumpolar North and the Klondike Gold Rush


Description: This four-hour workshop will provide educators with a thorough overview of Canadian geography – its regions, geographic landmarks, human geography and natural resources. There will be a special focus on emerging issues in the Circumpolar North, a guest lecture on the Klondike Gold Rush and overview of educational resources on Canada. Educators will receive $50 for attending the workshop and an additional $50 for the integration of Canadian geography into the classroom. Speakers will include: Dorn Van Dommelen, Associate Professor, Geography, University of Alaska, Anchorage; Elise Chalmers, Canadian Studies intern at Western Washington University’s Center for Canadian-American Studies; and Merna Forster, Executive Director of the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History at the University of Victoria. Dorn will provide an overview of Canadian geography including the six regions, settlement patterns, main geographic sites and primary natural resources. Elise will introduce participants to a variety of resources available from K-12 STUDY CANADA. Merna will introduce participants to online learning resources about unsolved mysteries in Canadian history. Integrating Canadian Geography into the Classroom. Click here for scheduled agenda.
the Anchorage School District, Social Studies Department; the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University; University of Alaska, Anchorage, College of Education; Association for Canadian Studies in the US.
Nadine Fabbi, 206-543-6269 or
Registration: (please note that space is limited to 50 participants): Teachers please register on-line through MLP (My Learning Plan). For further questions regarding registration contact Karen Reeves, Administrative Assistant, Social Studies, at 742-4400.
 46 faculty and graduate students

Wednesday, 11 October 2006 – Lecture
Institute on Québec Studies, Boston, MA
UW Cooperation and Student Mobility with Canada and in Particular with Québec by Anni Fuller, Assistant Director, International Programs and Exchanges


Description: Fuller presentation was an overview of UW student mobility abroad at present. My focus will primarily be on cooperation and mobility with Canada and specifically with Québec. Additionally, I will address some of the regional and local challenges that confront student mobility with Québec. Click here for summary.
Sponsors: Institute on Québec Studies; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


Wednesday, 18 October 2006 – A Business Leaders Summit
1:00-4:30 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, BC
A 2010 Progress Report and Opportunities Update

Description: This half-day seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to get strategic and planning updates from representatives of the Vancouver Organizing Committee and the Provincial Government of British Columbia with responsibility for the games, the procurement process and for economic development. Receive useful information and updates on 2010 planning, development, procurement and marketing. Meet BC business leaders and explore opportunities for potential commercial engagement with the 2010 games. Learn about additional potential commercial opportunities in British Columbia and beyond growing from the economic boom of Western Canada. Following the seminar, participants are invited to attend a reception following the Seminar hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Click for flyer
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce; the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Contact Info: 
Mary Rose, 2010 Program Manager, CTED: 206-256-6127
Seating is limited. Pre-registration requested:
(There is no charge for this event.)

Thursday, 19 October 2006 – Scholarships for University of Alberta
3:30-5:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall, Rm. 295
Presentations on Summer School and Scholarship Information


Description: At the University of Alberta we are passionate about change – about finding new approaches and discovering new ways of seeing things. With our International Summer School Program, we promise you an adventure that will take you to new places of learning, exploration and innovation. International students are invited to enjoy an exciting hands-on, cultural and academic education experience in the best part of Canada during the best part of the year. You will spend six-weeks at the University of Alberta. Choose between two unique issue-oriented themes of study that incorporate classroom learning with a series of hands-on learning activities and field trips. The academic courses within each theme are required programming in several of our undergraduate degree programs, so Canadian students will be sharing in, and contributing to, your learning. All courses are taught in English except where specified. Confirmation of Language Proficiency required. This short but comprehensive summer program will challenge your understanding of Canadian society through a diversity of experiences. Click here for flyer.
Contact Info: 
Marion Cook, (206) 221-6374 or
Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

5-26 October, 2006 – Lecture Series – Registration Necessary
Thursdays (4 lectures), 9:30-11:30 a.m. Creative Retirement Institute, Maltby Room 108, Edmonds Community College
Canadian Values and the Relationship with the United States by Dr. Douglas Jackson

Description: The Peace Arch marking the boundary between the State of Washington and British Columbia asserts that the United States and Canada are “children of a common mother.” In 1776 the English colonies in North America chose to sever the familial relationship by revolution and war. Canada, more dutifully, retained the monarchy and evolved more slowly into nationhood and independence. Its constitution was created by an act of the British Parliament in 1867, and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms was added in l982. Since then Canada has embraced social policies more akin to those of liberal Scandinavia, even though its Charter seemed like a drawing closer in style to the United States. The United States, it seems, has continued to follow a more traditional course, severely strained by overseas conflicts, natural disasters and immigration issues. The growing disparity, carefully observed by Canadian analysts, seems new but it may indeed have been rooted in the century-old effort on the part of Canada to establish a separate identity on the North American continent, while preserving close ties of friendship with the United States.
Creative Retirement Institute 
Contact: For more information/registration call the Creative Retirement Institute (425) 640-1243

27 September-1 November, 2006 – 6-part Lecture Series – Registration Necessary
Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m., Lifetime Learning Center
French and Indian War by Dr. Douglas Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Founder, Canadian Studies Center

Description: Dr. Douglas Jackson will begin the series by examining the tension that led to the expulsion of Acadian from Nova Scotia. This will include a discussion of the fears both of the New Englanders and the British Military Establishment in Nova Scotia and the danger of a possible alliance between the French in New France (and Fortress Louisbourg) and the Acadians. The second lecture will identify the conflict between New France and the British Atlantic Colonies (essentially Virginia) over the Ohio Valley and its rich agricultural lands and strategic location. Today’s discussion will also look at the role of George Washington as a representative of the colonial Virginia governor in the engagement with the French at Jumonville. The third lecture, Dr. Jackson will discuss the struggle for an important route linking New York with Montreal including the Battle of Lake George, Fort William Henry, the Battle of Carillon, of Ticonderoga, of Oswego, Fort Niagara and the Thousand Islands. The following lecture explores the role played by General Wolfe in the siege of Fortress Louisbourg and the implications of its surrender to the British and Americans. The fifth lecture will look at the leadership of Marquis de Montcalm and General Wolfe through the The Siege of Quebec, the Attack on Beauport, and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. The lecture series concludes with a discussion on the consequences of the war with implications both for the future of Canada and the struggle for American independence.
Sponsors: Lifetime Learning Center
 For registration info, please contact the LLC at (206) 985-3904 or visit their website at

6-10 November, 2006 – Lecture Series
Portland, Oregon
Canada-US International Relations by Dr. Sukumar Periwal, Canada-US Fulbright Chair

Sukumar Periwal

Nov. 6 Willamette University: Introduction to International Politics course. “Canadian perspectives on international relations.”
Attendance: 30.

Nov. 7 Linfield College: International Politics course. “Canada-US Relations.”
Attendance: 30.
Comparative Politics course. “Government and politics in Canada”.
Attendance: 18.

Nov. 8 Western Oregon University. International Relations course. “Canada-US Relations: The Good, Bad, and Ugly.” Attendance: 34.
Model UN course. “Modeling Canada”.
Attendance: 15.
International Organizations course. “Cross border cooperation in the Pacific Northwest.”
Attendance: 16.

Nov. 9 Portland State University: Columbia River Basin course. “Columbia River treaty: 2014 and beyond.”
Attendance: 34.
Contemporary India course. “The Indian diaspora in Canada.”
Attendance: 24.

Nov. 10 University of Portland: Modern Foreign Governments course. “Canada and the United States – comparative perspective.”
Attendance: 40.
Business in a political world course. “The impact of globalization on North American competitiveness.”
Attendance: 21.

In addition to these lectures, Sukumar also spoke at lunches every day at these universities, organized by the Canadian Consulate General in Seattle, speaking about his role as Fulbright chair and the active Canadian Studies program here at UW.

27-28 November, 2006 – 9th Annual International Westcoast Security Forum
Westin Bayshore Resort, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Globalization, Transborder Data Flows, and Me


The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle and the Washington State trade office have teamed up to take a group of IT and security companies from Washington State to this conference at a special discount. The conference on November 27 and 28 will feature current topics ranging from specialized network and application security, to security and privacy management and governance. Back by popular demand there will be a day of educational training for both management and technical professionals taught by experienced security instructors. This is one of the best opportunities to learn about trends in security and control, obtain some formal training as well as network with other security professionals from Canada, the US and beyond. Each year this conference has grown but it is still “right-sized” for you to make quality contact for business partnerships and lead generation. We want to work with you help your business make the right connections in Canada. The first 6 companies to register via this flyer will receive a US$200 subsidy from the Canadian Consulate for their registration fee!
Contact Info: 
For more information and to register for this special offer, contact Wistar Kay, ICT Business Development Manager, International Trade, WA State CTED at or (206) 256-6142
Canadian Consulate, Seattle; CTED; AEA; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; WSA

1 December 2006 – 86th Annual Conference National Council for Social Studies
Washington DC
Poetic License Required: Teaching Canada with Poetry and Prose

Picture books motivate elementary students to explore the five themes of geography. Create a model unit on Canada and explore lesson possibilities using favorite Canadian stories and resources. Handouts galore! Elementary Level: 1) Culture (anthropology); 2) Time, Continuity, Change (history); 3) Peoples, Places, Environments (geography); 4) Global Connections. Presenters: Tina Storer, Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University ; Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center , Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Elise Chalmers, International Council for Canadian Studies, Ottawa, Ontario.
Additional Info:

1-2 December, 2006 – Second Annual Fall Symposium
Turner Auditorium, D-209 Health Science Center, UW
Health Symposium: Population Health-How can UWSPHCM and UBC Work Together to Create a Common Research Agenda?


Description: A weekend workshop to increase collaboration across the border and between the two schools, develop a common research agenda for teaching and areas for future research, allow faculty, staff and students from the two schools to create professional relationships and connections and also to explore ways to create a population research “laboratory” across borders. Click here for symposium flyer and summary notes of conference.
Additional Info and Registration: Karen Hanson at 206-685-6699 or
Sponsors: UW School of Public Health and Community, University of British Columbia, and Canadian Studies Center

Thursday, 18 January 2007 – Lecture
10-11 a.m., Webinar, Washington, D.C. (participants across the U.S.)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services in the North: Working with Canadians Effectively/Respectively, by Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center

Chuck Strahl, Canada Minister of Agriculture

Description: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services’ scientists work “on the ground” in Canada negotiating and resolving agricultural trade issues between the two countries. And, they need to know how to deal more effectively with Canadians. Most recently the U.S. has passed the “Interim Rule” calling for increased agricultural inspections at the border that Canada says is “unfair” and responsible for a “thickening of the border.” And, Canada also feels the U.S. is subsidizing corn growers creating an inequitable trade environment. These two issues alone will create at least temporary stained relations between the two countries. These issues aren’t going to go away nor should they be expected to. Canada and the U.S. are two different countries representing diverse interests that are driven by different histories and values. The best we can do is to understand more about one another and in the hopes that our communication and interactions can be as effective and respectful as possible. This presentation attempts to explain those differing attitudes and social structures through geography, history, national symbols and other critical social differences between Canada and the U.S.
Sponsors: The Gildeane Group, Inc., Seattle
Attendance: 20 federal government staff
Presentation: For a copy of the slide show with notes, click here.

26 January 2007 – Lecture – Registration Necessary
12:00-1:30 p.m., University Club, South West Dining Hall, UW Campus
Pandemic Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest 
by Dr. James Young, Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Government of Canada

The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health and Community Medicine request the pleasure of your company at a luncheon with Dr. James Young, Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Government of Canada and host, Canadian Consul General, Peter Lloyd. Click here for a full biography of Dr. Young and articles attached.
Information/Registration: Seating is limited to 15. Please R.S.V.P. to and include your department/school
Sponsors: School of Community Health and Public Medicine; Canadian Consulate, Seattle; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Attendees: 17 Health Care Professionals
Feedback: Thanks to … the Canadian Studies Center, the Canadian Consulate and the NWCPHP for making it possible for us to share such a lovely and interesting occasion … it is wonderful to realize the many ways that Canada and the Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. are working together.

1 February 2007 – Seattle
Roundtable Discussion – “Getting to the 2010 Games – Border Security, Transportation and Public Health”
– “Public Health Aspects of Mass Gatherings: Preparations for and Lessons Learned from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games,” by Andy Stergachis, Professor of Epidemiology and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
– “Security and the Pacific Northwest,” by Mark Beaty, U.S. Federal Coordinator for the 2009 World Police and Fire Games, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, 2010 Paralympics
– “2010 Games: Connecting the Cascadia Region Through Transportation and Tourism,” by Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center, Discovery Institute, Seattle
Outcomes: This roundtable brought together individuals from the University, Homeland Security, Public Health officials, government planners in Canada and the U.S. and business leaders to discuss various security issues that must be addressed in Washington State as a result of the 2010 Winter Olympics. All participants received presentation packets now available on the Center’s resource site.
Attendance: 15 faculty, government, business leaders

1 February 2007 – Seattle
Presentations/Reception – “Getting to the 2010 Games – Border Security, Transportation and Public Health”
“Public Health Aspects of Mass Gatherings: Preparations for and Lessons Learned from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games,” by Andy Stergachis, Professor of Epidemiology and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
– “Security and the Pacific Northwest,” by Mark Beaty, U.S. Federal Coordinator for the 2009 World Police and Fire Games, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, 2010 Paralympics
“2010 Games: Connecting the Cascadia Region Through Transportation and Tourism,” by Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center, Discovery Institute, Seattle
Outcomes: These presentations were directed at the community members interested in security issues as a result of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Attendance: 40 faculty, government, business leaders

3 February, 2007 – Educator Workshop
K-8 Social Studies Conference Inservice

Description: Presenters from classrooms, museums, Universities covering topics as diverse as: Federal Grand Jury, Working with Trunks from MOHAI, Effectively Scaffolding Student Engagement with Art, CBA’s with paula Fraser, presentations from the Outrach Centers at the Jackson School, Storypath, informatin on programs from local historical museums, Lunch with the Living Voices’ newest program and much more!
Clock hours, luncheon theater, great ideas
Canadian Presentation: Canada: For the Young Learner by Annie Hawksford, taught 11 years in First Grade and Kindergarten at Assumption St. Bridget School in Seattle. The focus is on beginning geography skills using manipulatives, food, music and children’s literature. These engaging activities could be adapted for teaching other countries as well. Grades: K-3
Attendees: 13

8 February 2007 – Seattle
Roundtable – The Business of the Games
Brian Krieger, Director, 2010 Commerce Centre, BC Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat; Herman Uscategui, International Business Development, STARBUCKS COFFEE INTERNATIONAL; Robert Boyd, President/CEO Orca Creative Group Inc.
Outcomes: This roundtable discussion look at issues of how Washington State businesses might benefit from the 2010 Winter Games. Presenters discussed the opportunities and challenges. Reading packets were disseminated to all guests. See “Resources” for a copy of Robert Boyd’s power point presentation on doing business in Canada.
Attendance: 14 faculty, graduate students, business leaders

8 February 2007 – Seattle
Presentations/Luncheon – The Business of the Games
Brian Krieger, Director, 2010 Commerce Centre, BC Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat; Herman Uscategui, International Business Development, STARBUCKS COFFEE INTERNATIONAL; Robert Boyd, President/CEO Orca Creative Group Inc.
Outcomes: These presentations were directed at members of the business community interested in opportunities as a result of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Attendance: 27 members of the business community, governmentCanadian Consulate, Seatte; UW School of Marine Affairs; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of international Studies

11 January-8 February 2007 
On the Road to Independence by Douglas Jackson

Description: 5-part Lecture Series
1. For King and Empire (1914-18)
2. The King-Byng Row: Challenging the Governor General (1926)
3. The Secularization of Protestantism: The Formation of the United Church of Canada
4. From Colony to Commonwealth (1926-31)
5. Mackenzie King and FDR: From 1935 onward, climbing out the Great Depression and Preparing for World War II (1939)

22 January-12 February 2007
The British Constitution and the Adaptable Monarchy by Dr. Douglas Jackson

Description: The structure and operation of Britain’s Westminster System of government will be discussed. The critical developments in establishing the modern parliamentary system is reviewed. Samples are drawn from the execution of Charles 1 though the Cromwellian Republic to the Restoration in 1660; William III, Mary II, and Anne. The arrival of the Hanoverians to Victoria, and the ascent of Elizabeth II as the role of the constitutional monarchy has evolved. Comparisons will be drawn with the parliamentary system in Canada and the role of the governor general as the representative of the queen. It is recommended that participants see the film, The Queen (2006) prior or concurrent to the course. The Queen beautifully shows the working of the two principals of the monarchical parliamentary system; the ceremonial and the functional.

Sunday, 18 February 2007
Crossing Borders- Northwest Folklife Documentary Film Festival

Description: Northwest Folklife puts a human face on some of today’s hot issues with its Crossing Borders film festival. Nineteen films, scholars and filmmakers examine the experiences of ordinary people who straddle, challenge and transcend both the physical and mental boundaries separating us from one another. Topics range from immigration tales to gender stereotypes, from unlikely peace movements to cross-border musical traditions.

Sunday, February 18 is Northern Borders Day, sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center at the Universityof Washington. All films are made in and about Canada, including Academy Award winning animation Crac!, a classic film about Metis fiddle traditions (Medicine Fiddle), and a tongue-in-cheek look at Canada’s new laws about gay marriage and marijuana (Escape to Canada). Another film not to miss is Spirit Wrestlers,about the Doukhobor communities in eastern British Columbia. Doukhobor scholar Andrei Bondoreff fromUniversity of Victoria will give context for the film.

Crossing Borders Documentary Film Festival kicks off Northwest Folklife’s 2007 season which also includes Borderlands, a cultural focus on communities along the Washington-British Columbia border at the Memorial Day Weekend Northwest Folklife Festival. Films are to include:

  • Spirit Wrestlers – with Doukhobor scholar, Andrei Bondoreff from UVic
  • Bombay Calling – made by Canadian filmmakers
  • Animated Canada Show – Crac! & Talespinners Series
  • 9/11 and the Canadian Border Show – The 49th Parallel&The Undefended
  • Border
  • Medicine Fiddle
  • Escape to Canada

15 February 2007
The Canada-US Relationship – History and Contemporary Issues, 
by Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
This lecture is part of an all-day workshop for educators entitled, The United States and It’s Role as a Superpower (Teaching America History Grants Project, Office of International Programs, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas) that will examine the relationship of the U.S. with other countries including Canada.

15-19 February 2007 – Study Abroad Experience
2007 Vancouver Study Tour
 This was the first Study Tour, sponsored by the Business School, to go to Canada. The trip was inspired by the full-length study tours that take students all over the world. This Study Tour introduced UW MBA students to colleagues at the Simon Fraser and University of British Columbia School of Business; the Vancouver Aquarium and Art Gallery; the Vancouver Olympic Committee; the City of Vancouver; CIBC World Markets; the U.S. Consulate; Vancouver author, Lance Berolowitz; the Pacific Culinary Institute; Rivera Design – designer of the 2010 Olympic Logo and; the Canadian Export Center and Port Authority.
Study Tour Agenda: Click here for a copy of the Study Tour agenda including student participant names.
Sponsors: Global Business Center; Canadian Studies Center
Attendees: 14 UW MBA students

Friday, 1 March 2007 World – Languages Day
Description: Today’s high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity and the challenge of living in a world whose boundaries are becoming smaller and smaller. It is more and more essential, as well as mind-opening, to learn other languages and to become familiar with the cultures of our world.
Learn about World Languages at the UW:
Canadian presentation: “Bilingualism and French Language Learning in Canada,” by Dr. Douglas Jackson.
Partial funding for World Languages Day comes from the Outreach Centers at the Jackson School of International Studies and the Foreign Languages Board/College of Arts and Sciences.Canadian Consulate, Seatte; UW School of Marine Affairs; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of international Studies

1-2 March 2007 – Graduate Symposium
2nd Annual Graduate Student Development Symposium: Public Policy Differences Across The Canada-US Border – The Impact on Research, Decision-Making and the Canada-US Relationship
The Canadian Studies Graduate Symposium is an opportunity to present on-going research in a friendly atmosphere and receive thoughtful feedback from a panel of highly-regarded academics and experts in the field including the current Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, Dr. Sukumar Periwal. In addition it is a forum for connecting with the Canadian Studies community at UW to share scholarly interests and experiences. The public keynote the evening of March 1 begins the symposium presenting in-depth analyses and current UW research initiatives.

9-11 March 2007 – Educator Workshop – $160
Campbell’s Resort and Conference Center, Lake Chelan
2007 Annual Social Studies Leadership Retreat: Digging Deeper
The Annual Social Studies Leadership Retreat will deepen your knowledge and broaden your outlook on social studies, in addition to providing you with a few lessons to teach on Monday morning. This three-day retreat held on lovely Lake Chelan is designed to help social studies educators. Canadian Presentation
Paulette Thompson, “Canadian Aboriginal History Taken for Granted: The Story of the Coast Salish Knitter”. Session Attendance: 10
Conference Attendance: 150 K-12 Educators

17 March 2007 – Mosaic K-8 Educator Workshop – $45
8:30pm-3:30pm, UW Campus
Teachable Traditions: Tales, Toys and Crafts from Around the World

Description: Join the Jackson School Outreach Centers for a delightful day learning to make folk arts from around the world. Hands-on sessions will put educators to work cutting, stitching, and pounding their way to a new appreciation and understanding of world cultures through folk tales, crafts and toys. A special keynote session will introduce toys and tales from around the world with the nationally acclaimed Rick Hartman “The Teaching Toymaker” presenting his Wonderglobe. Following the keynote, participants will select from a series of break-out sessions that explore storytelling traditions, toys and traditional crafts from various world regions. Come to the program ready to get to work, and leave with cultural knowledge and a bagful of craft projects to take back to the classroom.
Keynote Speaker: Rick Hartman is a professional toy designer, teacher and performer whose interactive programs and whimsical, patented inventions have gained widespread recognition in America for more than a decade. Nicknamed “The Teaching Toymaker,” Rick makes hundreds of public appearances each year, bringing his wholly original brand of “Hands-on, Minds-on Entertainment” to venues around the U.S. . Formerly a journalist and public school teacher, Rick has been called “a uniquely inspiring and creative educator” by the Smithsonian Institution’s Michael Judd. In the captivating style he’s honed over more than a decade as ‘The Toymaker,’ Rick takes audiences on a journey of the imagination that inspires, instructs, and entertains. From a Brazilian tortoise that plays the flute to a man-eating, mechanical chicken from the Czech Republic , Rick reaches deeply into his bag of tricks, combining a masterful teacher’s instinct with an off-the-wall, professional toy inventor’s wit.

26-28 March, 2007 – Continuing Education Course
Danse Macabre by Professor Emeritus, Douglas Jackson, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Description: The title describes the experiences of 6 or 7 young men who in the l8th century came to North America to fight in the French and Indian War and/or the War of the American Revolution. Little did they realize that their efforts would ultimately lead to the creation of Canada, as a product of the conflicts. More effort must be given to these brave young men, military-career oriented, who at the time fought only against the enemy as described.

31 March, 2007 – 7th Annual Documentary Film Workshop
Teaching Diversity & Cross-Cultural Understanding through Documentary Film

Description: In this half-day workshop, University of Washington professors will introduce educators to documentary films that can be used to teach students about cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. This year’s workshop will feature films dealing with issues in Latin America, Europe and Canada. The films provide excellent teaching “tools” for introducing diversity and cross-cultural issues into your classrooms today. The workshop provides an opportunity to enhance that learning to include critical social issues at the international level.
Presentations include the recent Canadian aboriginal film, Cry from the Diary of a Métis Child, presented by Professor Charlotte Coté, American Indian Studies; London: The Post-Imperial City presented by Professor Katharyne Mitchell, Geography; and Nietos. Verdad y memoria / Grandchildren: Truth and Memory, presented by Cynthia Steele, Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and a past Director of the Latin American Studies Program.

2-25 April 2007 – Clandestine Truth: The New Canadian Wave Film Festival
The Canadian Studies Center, in conjunction with the Northwest Film Festival, presents a series of films from Canada from the turbulent 1960s. For tickets and information see, Northwest Film Festival.

Saturday, April 7
9:00 AM, Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall
Indigenous Resurgences Against Contemporary Colonialism in Canada and Beyond,

by Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, Professor and Director, Indigenous Governance Program, University of Victoria

11-14 April, 2007 – Conference Presentation
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Western Social Sciences Association 49th Annual Conference: Crossing Borders– Canadian Studies Section

The following UW faculty/students are presenting their research at the WSSA conference:

“Crossing Arctic Borders: A computer-based analysis of disparities between American, Canadian and Inuit conceptualizations of the Northwest Passage,” by Timothy James Pasch, Doctoral Candidate, Communication, University of Washington

“We Want Cake Too! Media, Collective Memory, and the Bicentennial of the French Revolution in Quebec,” Natalie Debray, Doctoral Candidate, Communication, University of Washington

“Connecting Canada and Terrorism: The year after 9/11 in the New York Times,” Kate Dunsmore, Doctoral Candidate, Communication, University of Washington

“Erasing Native Identities – The Sex Discriminatory Clause of Canada’s Indian Act and the Subjugation of Native Women,” by Charlotte Coté, Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies, University of Washington

18 April 2007 – Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things: An Impossible Journey from Kabul to Chiapas by Gary Geddes
7:30 p.m., Elliot Bay Book Company
This book reading by Canadian author Gary Geddes is hosted in conjunction with Elliot Bay Book Company and the Canadian Consulate.

19-21 April, 2007 – The 60th Annual Pacific Northwest History Conference
La Quinta Hotel, Tacoma
LAND OF DESTINY: Promise and Reality in Pacific Northwest History

28 April, 2007 – Washington Weekend – Jackson School of International Studies Lecture Series
Winning back Québec: The Canadian Federal parties electoral strategies on Québec by Dr. Thierry Giasson, Assistant Professor in the Information and Communication Department at Laval University, Québec City

2 May 2007 – Roundtable Discussion
2-3:30pm, Faculty Club, UW Campus
Sailing the Northwest Passage: Chronicles of a Changing Arctic by Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, UBC
 To reserve a seat, please contact Canadian Studies at or 221-6374.

2 May 2007 – Hot Spot in Our World Lecture Series 
7-8:30pm, Kane Hall, UW Campus
Partners in Peril: Canada and the U.S. in an Era of Climate Change, Terrorism and Nuclear Proliferation by Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, UBC

Saturday, 19 May 2007 – Québec Workshop
9:00 AM- 3:30 PM, UW Campus
Enseigner le français : La société québécoise comme outil didactique

Workshop Program 
Program Sponsors
Thierry’s Presentation
Cody’s Presentation
Natalie’s Presentation
Timothy’s Presentation