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Headshot of Patrick Christie from the shoulders up. He wears a maroon button-down shirt and glasses.
Patrick Christie

March 24, 2021

In winter quarter 2021 our affiliated faculty, students and staff engaged in activities that grow an understanding of Canada at UW and beyond.

Ellen A. Ahlness, doctoral candidate in Political Science and 2020-21 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow in Inuktitut gave a lecture titled “The Arctic Council and Permanent Participants’ Power” at the Breaking the Ice Ceiling series on February 17th, 2021.

Daniel B. Abramson, associate professor of Urban Design and Planning, College of Built Environments is advising one of the Center’s Corbett scholars, Colin Carter, on his Corbett research project, that is analyzing the determinants of different urban design outcomes in Vancouver, Canada and Seattle.

Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, assistant professor of Native Art, School of Art + Art History + Design and director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art, taught over 150 students virtually in her art history course ART H 233: Survey of Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast. An article in University of Washington Magazine, March 2021 covers the course and its impacts. Click here to view the article.

Patrick J. Christie (in photo), professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) and School of Marine and Environmental Affairs served as the instructor for a JSIS Task Force on the Salish Sea. The 13 students in the course produced a 100-page report titled Saving the Salish Sea: A Fight for Tribal Sovereignty and Climate Action available here.

Charles A. Emlet, professor of Social Work, UW Tacoma, and Patty Solomon, Professor, Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario have an agreement with University of Toronto Press for their book Strategies and Challenges for Successful Aging with HIV. The book uses data from Emlet’s Fulbright Canada award to McMaster University in 2013.

Owen Oliver, a Corbett Scholar to UBC in fall 2019, was interviewed by the UBC Office of the Vice-Provost International for a feature on their website as part of a series illustrating how UBC community members are carrying out the mandate of global engagement. Owen was featured for developing an Indigenous Walking Tour of UW, inspired by his time on the UBC campus. Read the interview here.

Jason Young, senior research scientist, Information School, provided a lecture titled, “Arctic Indigenous Internationalism” as part of the K-16 Arctic Today: Arctic Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the Environment on February 25, 2021 sponsored by the World Affairs Council, Seattle; the Center for Canadian Studies and Global Studies Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the UW; and the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University.

Margaret Willson, affiliate associate professor with the Departments of Anthropology and Scandinavian Studies, gave two lectures over the past few months: the 2020 Stefansson Memorial Lecture for the Stefansson Arctic Institute and Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth University (December 1, 2020); and, “Herstory, Gender Equality and Opportunity at Sea” for the Arctic Coast Guard Forum (April 12, 2021).