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Dear Friends,
Please join Vince and me in thanking Tony Penikett, UW’s first Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, for his time with us this Fall. Tony’s course, Arctic Insecurities, was a tremendous success. He will be back in Winter Quarter as part of the Future of Ice lecture series (please see below for registration). We also want to thank our Visiting Québec Scholar, Thierry Giasson, for bringing current Québec politics to the awareness of our students and faculty. Finally, we thank Alexina Kublu and Mick Mallon, originally from Iqaluit, Nunavut, for tutoring our students in the Inuit language. In the article below you will hear a short clip of Kublu and Mick speaking Inuktitut. Happy holidays and Nakurmiik (Inuit for thank you) for being part of the UW’s Canada community! – Nadine and Vince

Graduate students - FLAS Fellowship applications now available; undergrads - two fellowships up to $10,000 to study in Canada; all - Future of Ice Lecture Series quickly filling! See below for more information.


Québec Scholar, Thierry Giasson, Presents on the 2012 Québec Student Demonstrations
On November 26, 2013 Thierry Giasson, our visiting Québec Scholar, presented his talk “Québec Student Strikes of 2012: Red Squares, Fair Shares, and Boycotts.” More ...

Arts & Sciences Grant Supports First Interdisciplinary Graduate Course in Arctic Studies
In Fall Quarter 2013 the Center – in conjunction with College of the Environment and the Future of Ice initiative – offered a graduate course on the Arctic entitled, The Arctic as a Global Emerging Region. More ...



UW Students Learning Inuit Language With Help of FLAS Fellowship
by Melanie Eng, UW News Lab
Inuktitut, the indigenous language of the Inuit peoples of Northern Canada, shares no roots with any other language in existence. More ...


Killam Fellow Shares Canadian Experience
by Kwame Babukar, Killam Fellow 2013-2014
I’ve had a terrific experience in Canada. It started with a weekend long orientation hosted by Fulbright Canada in Ottawa. More ...


2011 Task Force on Arctic Governance Alum Awarded $30,000 OAS Scholarship for Graduate Studies
Monica Chahary, 2011 Task Force Alum was awarded OAS Scholarship for Graduate Studies for the 2014-2015 academic period carried out by the Department of Human Development, Education and Culture of the Organization of American States by the Organization of American States (OAS).  Chahary applied for the award to complete her her degree in Master in Business Administration. She was awarded $30,000 a year for 2 years as a full-time student. More ...

2011Timothy Pasch, FLAS Fellow, Chairs Successful Conference
Timothy Pasch (FLAS Fellow, Inuktitut, 2005-08), Associate Professor, University of North Dakota, chaired a very successful conference entitled, "Science, People, & Sustainability in the Canadian Arctic: From the 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition to the 2013 Arctic Council Chairmanship" on December 12, 2013. More ...


Letter from a K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate in Arizona
My name is Dennis Rees and I taught 6th – 8th Grade in the Peoria Unified School District in Peoria, Arizona, for 30 years. More ...

The Future of Ice lecture series is quickly filling! It features Arctic photographers and scientists; the UW Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, Tony Penikett; and, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuk leader from Nunavik, Canada. Click here for more on the series and to register:

Grants/Funding/Opportunities - There are various opportunities for students, educators, and researchers to apply for programs and grants related to Canada. For the full list, click here:

Educational Materials - Our Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for the Study of Canada (NRC) published two educational "fact sheets" this month. "Canada" and "The Arctic World Region." For printable copies click below.
Canada Fact Sheet
The Arctic Word Region Fact Sheet


Hannah Dolph, 2013-14 Killam Fellow, in New York with Rachel Tam, JSIS alum.(11/13)

Delegates from the Korean Maritime institute visit the Jackson School to discuss future collaboration regarding the Arctic particularly the Inuit in Canada. From left JSIS faculty Clark Sorensen, Don Hellmann and Yong-Chool Kim; Nadine Fabbi and Vince Gallucci, Canadian Studies; and Justin Kim, Korean Maritime Institute. (12/13)

From far right - Mick Mallon, Inuktitut instructor; Alexa Kublu, former Language Commissioner for Nunavut; Walter O'Toole (undergraduate in English) student in the Inuktitut course; and Russ Hugo (doctoral candidate in Linguistics) and UW Language Learning Center. (11/13)


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