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Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Dan and I wish to extend a special thank you to the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States for a 2012-13 Fund for the Arts Grant. The grant will support Foodland Security, a photography exhibition by Inuk photographer, Barry Pottle. We are also very pleased to report that two graduates from the Arctic Governance Task Force, 2011, are now working professionally on policy issues in the Arctic. UW International Studies major, Dominic Maltais, and Task Force participant from Nunavik, Québec, Lisa Koperqualuk, are working with the Government of Québec and Inuit of Nunavik, respectively, to foster Québec-Inuit relations. This is a wonderful outcome of our UW-Makivik Corporation (Inuit of Nunavik) joint Task Force. We hope you enjoy all of our stories this month. - Nadine


Center Receives Fund for the Arts Grant for Foodland Security Exhibition
The Canadian Studies Center was just awarded an Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Fund for the Arts Grant to host an exhibit on food sovereignty by Inuk photographer, Barry Pottle. More …

Task Force on Arctic Governance Students Team up in Nunavik, Québec
by Dominic Maltais
I was awarded the 2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council masters scholarship (Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship) to support my research on Québec-Inuit relations at McGill university. More ...

National Science Foundation Travel Stipend Awarded to Center for Inuit Conference
The National Science Foundation awarded the Canadian Studies Center a travel grant for participation in the 18th Inuit Studies Conference: Learning from the Top of the World. More …


Canada's Northwest Passage a Source of Legal Controversy
Vincent Gallucci, Affiliated Faculty of Canadian Studies and Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, was quoted by The Epoch Times in an article on the geopolitical tensions regarding Canada’s Northwest Passage. More …


FLAS Fellow in Arctic Policy Spends Summer at Université de Québec
by Tony Ramsey
A few short days after finishing finals, I was off to Montreal to participate in the Université de Québec à Montréal’s four-week Business French Immersion program. More ...


Center Welcomes New Affiliated Graduate Student in Arctic Legal Studies
Wes Kovarik, Law School and International Studies, is pursuing research on Canada’s Arctic claims. More …

Center Welcomes New Affiliated Graduate Student in Educational Studies
Shane Pisani, Education (Curriculum & Instruction) 
is currently conducting his research on comparative philosophies in Canadian and U.S. curricula. More …

Jill Woelfer, Information School, Attends CONNECT Program
Jill Palzkill Woelfer, 2012 recipient of the University of Washington Graduate School Medal and 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow to Canada attended the 2012 CONNECT seminar from July 23-26 in Ottawa, Ontario. More ...



Former FLAS Fellow Wins Award for New Book on Canadian History, Subverting Exclusion
Andrea Geiger's just-published book on Japanese-Canadian history was an outcome of her Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Japanese from the Center. More ...

Former Killam Fellow now Applies Understanding of Canada to Policy Work in D.C.
Former UW Killam Fellow Gregory Johnsen (McGill University, Fall 2010) graduated from the University of Washington this June with a BA in International Studies (Canada Track) and BS in Economics. More ...



K-12 Educator Bring Canada to the Classroom
by Maureen Stevens
The young people I teach will be tomorrow's leaders and therefore they need to realize the increasing importance of Canada and its role in a successful future for the United States. More ...


Michael Hank in Québec City during his summer FLAS Fellowship experience at l'Université Laval. (8/12)

Zhenni Thomas, International Studies major & student assistant at the Center, welcomes guests at the Arctic forum co-sponsored by the Center & Canadian Consulate, Seattle. (5/12)

Kenda Gee, director with T. Radford of documentary,
The Lost Years about Chinese immigration to Canada, with Betty Luke, Wing Luke Museum. (5/12)


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