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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The 2010-11 academic year finished off with a lovely awards reception hosted by Canadian Consul General, Denis Stevens. We honored Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellows conducting research ranging from the comparative study of hydro-electric power in Washington State and Québec to Hul'qwumi'num language; two Fulbright Fellows for their Canada-based research; 16 faculty who were awarded grants to develop Canada-based research; and many others (please see the full program below). The 2010-11 academic year could not have been stronger in building and strengthening Canadian and cross-border studies at the U.W. On behalf of Dan and I, thank you for all of your support and have a lovely rest of your summer! - Nadine


Center's End-of-the-Year Awards Reception Celebrated Dozens of UW Cross-Border Studies Projects
This academic year, over 40 U.W. grads and undergrads and 20 U.W. faculty received FLAS, Killam, Fulbright Fellows, grants, or other recognitions for their research, teaching and cross-border studies. More...

The Arctic Governance Task Force at the Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
by Scott Halliday, Co-Editor, Task Force on Arctic Governance
As a mere undergraduate student in the International Studies major at the UW, I savor any opportunity to travel outside of Seattle. More...

33rd Annual K-12 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute
This year the K-12 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute was held in Ottawa, Ontario. Twenty-two educators from across the United States attended. The program was a remarkable success. Click here for the report and schedule. More...


Métis, Mixed-ness and Music: Aboriginal-Ukrainian Encounters and Cultural Production on the Canadian Prairies
Visit the following link to watch a video of the annual Canada-US Fulbright Lecture, part of the Jackson School's Global Focus lecture series, given by the 2010-11 Canada-US Fulbright Chair, Marcia Ostashewski:

Continuing Impacts of the 2009-10 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Chair
Dr Rob Williams, 2009–10 Canada-US Fulbright Chair, published a thought-provoking piece that was profiled on the cover of the June 2011 issue of the prestigious scientific journal, Conservation Biology. More...


Writing from the Inside Out - Seeking Ways to make Writing about Self and Community more Rewarding and (hopefully) less Agonizing
by Charlotte Coté, American Indian Studies
For Native scholars in Canada and the United States, writing is both an act of resistance and an act of re-empowerment. More...

Arctic Change! A New Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Class for University of Washington
by Rebecca A. Woodgate, Applied Physics Laboratory
Spring 2011 marked the start of a new Arctic class at the UW. Led by Oceanography professor Woodgate, this class aimed to introduce students of any discipline to the wonders and challenges of the Arctic. More...

Live Research? Reading the New Political Party Machines in Canada
by Phil Howard, Communication
On Wednesday April 27th, Dr. Greg Elmer gave a lecture on the role of streaming media in contemporary Canadian politics. More...


Urban Design Students Field Course to Québec
Fritz Wagner, Landscape Architecture, took 10 UW students to Québec as part of the field course, URBDP 498 Summer Course to French Canada. It examined the similarities and differences between US and Canadian cities with a focus on the current urban issues confronting communities in the Canadian province of Québec. More...
   Pettinicchio Article Published in the International Journal of Canadian Studies
David Pettinicchio, doctoral candidate in Sociology and affiliated graduate student of the Center, just had an paper published in the International Journal of Canadian Studies. More...


Arctic Governance Task Force Presents at the UW Annual Undergrad Research Symposium
The 2011 Task Force on Arctic Governance team presented their research at the UW Annual Undergrad Research Symposium. Their panel was entitled, "Governance Issues in the Arctic Region" presented as part of the session, "Governance, the Environment, and Private Militaries." Joel Migdal, Jackson School of International Studies, served as the moderator. More...


Canadian Studies Alum, Kate Dunsmore (2008), Reports from Fairleigh Dickinson University

Kate Dunsmore (2008) received her Ph.D. in Communication and is now an assistant professor of Communication at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Her doctoral thesis is entitled, Mediating Alliance: The Role of the Press in Sustaining Reciprocity in the US-Canada Relationship. More...


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

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. More...


Center for Canadian-American Studies 40th birthday party. From left, Yanick Godbout, Québec Delegation, LA; Cecilia Danysk, WWU; Frédérick Gagnon, l'Université Québec à Montréal (5/11).

Task Force on Arctic Governance students pose at the Center's Annual Reception at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Canada (6/11).

From left, Sion Romaine, Canadian Studies Librarian, Jill Woelfer, 2011-12 Fulbright, and Morna McEachern, Social Work, all celebrate at the Center's Awards' Reception at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Canada (6/11).


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