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Bridging Distances: Past and Future Perspectives on Canadian-American Relations

May 31, 2011

Above: Phillip Chicola, Consul General of the United States, Vancouver, blows out the birthday candles on WWU’s 40th birthday party cake.

As part of the 40th anniversary celebration for the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University, an all-day conference was held on the Canada-U.S. relationship. Conference organization was under the direction of Don Alper, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies, Paul Storer, Chair and Professor of Economics, Cecilia Danysk, Associate Professor of History, and David Rossiter, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies. Conference Coordinator was Elliott Smith, MA candidate, History. The conference was convened by WWU Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs, Catherine Riordan.

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The Canadian Studies Center joins with the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham to create a US Department of Education, Title VI Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada.