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Lifetime Learning Center Brings Canada to the Community

Lifetime learning

December 14, 2017

The Canadian Studies Center works with many local and international organizations to bring a greater understanding of Canada to the public. This fall the Center partnered with the Lifetime Learning Center to offer a presentation on Canada’s role in the Arctic as part of an eight-part series titled “The Last Place on Earth: The Importance of the Arctic and Antarctic Regions.” This eight-week course covered the history, geopolitics, Indigenous leadership, and environmental challenges to the polar regions. The mission of the Lifetime Learning Center is to contribute to maintaining the social, cognitive, and physical well-being of adults. Participants are generally retired professionals active in their communities and local politics. The class is organized by MaryLynne Evans, who has a master’s degree from UW and has spent time in both Antarctica and the Arctic. Brandon Ray, master’s student in International Studies at the UW, presented on Canada’s role in the Arctic.