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Dear Friends & Colleagues,
As we wrap up another successful quarter, Vince and I would like to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to our two visiting scholars. Sari Graben, our 2012-13 Canada-US Visiting Fulbright Chair, and Tony Penikett, Jackson School Visiting Scholar, have contributed enormously to intellectual life in the Jackson School and at the U.W. Both taught Arctic-focused courses (business, law and land claims) in spring quarter as part of our developing academic program in Arctic studies. Thank you Sari and Tony for all you have contributed including mentoring our students and providing new and challenging ways of understanding Arctic change. There is much more news below on the growth of Canadian, Québec and Arctic studies at the U.W., and beyond (thanks to the tremendous work of our alums). We hope you enjoy the recollections of the Center’s May activities below. Happy summer! – Nadine and Vince


Fulbright Roundtable on the Arctic: Regulatory Processes & the Role of Canada’s Inuit in Shaping the Arctic Council
by Melissa Croce, Intern, Jackson School of International Studies
The Canadian Studies Center, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada, Seattle, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Toronto, the sponsors of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Chair, and the UW Future of Ice initiative, hosted the annual Fulbright lecture and roundtable on current insights into decision-making in the Arctic. More ...

Foodland Security Exhibition: Urban Inuit Access to “Country Foods”
by Emily Yu, Student Curator, UW Undergrad
Foodland Security, a photography exhibit by Inuk artist, Barry Pottle from Canada’s Nunatsiavut, was on display in the Allen Library through the month of May. More ...

New Graduate Seminar! The Arctic as an Emerging Global Region
Thanks to an Andrew Mellon Grant designed to restructure area and international studies in a fast-changing world, Canadian Studies, in conjunction with other area studies programs and units in College of the Environment, are offering a fall graduate seminar on the Arctic as emerging global region including $5,000 Graduate Research Fellowships. More ...


Vincent Gallucci, Chair, Presents Arctic Research at U.S. & Icelandic Conferences
In Spring Quarter 2013, Vincent Gallucci, Chair of Canadian Studies and Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, presented papers on Arctic geopolitics at three separate conferences. More ...

Symposium on Indigenous Food Practices in Our Border Region is a Huge Success
On May 1-2, 2013 the University of Washington’s American Indian Studies Department held a two-day symposium, The Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge, which brought together over 180 people to hear Northwest Coast Native leaders, elders, and scholars from the U.S. and Canada share their knowledge and expertise about tribal food sovereignty initiatives, food justice and security issues, traditional foods and health, global climate change’s impact on coastal indigenous food systems, treaties and reserved water rights, and treaty fishing rights and habitat protection. More ...



Annual Symposium of Native & Indigenous Scholarship Builds Campus Synergies
by Augustine McCaffery, Academic Affairs and Planning, The Graduate School and Advisor, Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars
The 12th Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous Scholarship, hosted by the U.W. Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars, included Indigenous graduate and professional students, U.W. alumni, faculty from other colleges and universities, tribal community leaders, and high school students from the United States and Canada who presented on their research, scholarship, and program initiatives. More ...


Director, Don Alper, Writes Op-Ed Piece for The Seattle Times
Don Alper, Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies, the consortium partner for the Canadian Studies Center, wrote an important op-ed piece, “Say no to a U.W.-Canada border-crossing fee” published in the May 21st edition of The Seattle Times. More ...



Congratulations to New FLAS Summer Fellows!
The Canadian Studies Center is proud to announce that Brit Sojka, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, will be studying French this summer as part of her Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships. More ...

First FLAS Fellow in Inuktitut, Now on ACSUS Board
by Timothy Pasch, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
Timothy Pasch, first FLAS Fellow in Inuktitut in the nation (2005-08), is now an Assistant Professor, Communication, University of North Dakota, and was just appointed to the board of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. More ...



Welcome New Affiliated Graduate Student!
Ross Coen is a first-year Ph.D. student in the History Department where he is studying fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean, in particular the intersections of environment, technology, and politics in how fisheries are utilized and managed. More ...

Affiliated Grad Now Assistant Professor at Columbia Basin College
The Canadian Studies Center would like to extend congratulations to Christopher Herbert, History (2012), University of Washington, who was just appointed to a tenure-track position in the History Department at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington. More ...

Homeless Youth in Vancouver & Seattle – An Art Exhibition by Doctoral Candidate
Jill Woelfer, doctoral candidate at the Information School and 2011-12 Fulbright Fellow, is focusing her research on homeless youth in Canada and the United States. Music is My Life exhibition, is part of her study. More ...



Welcome New Undergrad to Canada!
The Center would like to welcome freshman, Bénédicte Bicaba, triple major in French, Medical Anthropology and Global Health, as an undergrad associate in Canadian Studies. More ...


Emily Yu, student curator, at Barry Pottle’s Foodland Security exhibit. (05/13)

Students from the 2013 Task Force on Arctic Security present their research at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. (5/13)

Lotta Gavel-Adams & Christine Ingebritsen, UW Scandinavian Studies, with Anna W. Stenport, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who spoke on “The Arctic Imagined” (the Arctic in film) at the UW. (5/13)


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