University of Washington

June 2013 Report

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

Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
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

From left, Consul General of Canada, Denis Stevens, and presenters Tony Penikett, Sari Graben, and Vincent Gallucci.

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.

On May 30, scholars, students, and interested citizens gathered at the University Club, united by an interest in the increasingly complex topic of the Arctic. Organized by the Canadian Studies Center, the event discussed the Arctic in terms of scientific, legal and indigenous frameworks. Presenters included Sari Graben, 2012-13 Canada-US Fulbright Chair, Tom Axworthy, President and CEO of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Toronto and respondents Tony Penikett, 2012-13 Jackson School Visiting Scholar, and Vincent Gallucci, Chair, Canadian Studies Center and professor in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

Sari Graben focused on the increasing role of scientists when developing and implementing international law relating to the Arctic. “My research is focused in how the use of expertise affects law,” said Graben, “and how we understand how science affects international relations.” There are several nations that lay claim to areas of the Arctic – the United States, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Norway – each of which must submit proposals to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Nation states are increasingly utilizing science to supplement their claims and strengthen their arguments for why they deserve more land. “The delineation of the Arctic shelf tells us something about when states are motivated to manage consensus and when they’re not. When they have this type of mutual beneficial interest in coming to a consensus, then they will exercise it,” said Graben. “They are looking for a common story that serves them all.”

While Graben focused on the legal and scientific relations of the Arctic, Tom Axworthy’s lecture focused on the political and indigenous frameworks of the Arctic, particularly concerning the Arctic Council. Established in 1996, the Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum to promote coordination and cooperation among the Arctic states to help protect the Arctic and the indigenous communities who live there. Member states of the Arctic Council are Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States.

Using the Arctic Council as an example, Axworthy discussed the three steps, or, “lessons” as he called them, on how to induce change in the international system. In relation to the Arctic Council, Axworthy described its origins with Mikhail Gorbachev who recognized the need to discuss the Arctic as an environmental region of concern in international politics. Gorbachev referred to the Arctic as a “zone of peace” in his famous Murmansk Speech (1987

The Arctic Council, thanks to successful indigenous internationalism, is the first international fora to include indigenous peoples on almost equal par with nation-states. With the subject of the Arctic becoming increasingly prominent in today’s international society, the Council is more prominent, becoming more involved in international affairs and helping to negotiate treaties and laws to protect the Arctic.

This event was made possible, in part, by Title VI grant funding from the Office of Postsecondary Education, International Education Program Services, U.S. Department of Education; and, the Chapman Charitable Fund.

The UW Canada Fulbright Chair is sponsored by the UW Office of Global Affairs; Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences; Graduate Fund for Excellence & Innovation, Graduate School; and, the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States.

For information on the event and copies of papers: 

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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.

Emily Yu, student curator, poses beside one of Pottle’s Foodland Security photographs.

In May, the U.W. was honored to host the exhibition, Foodland Security, by Inuit photograher, Barry Pottle. Foodland Security is about the challenge of Inuit in urban settings to gain access to “country food” or food from the land. Pottle’s work focuses primarily on the Inuit community in Ottawa including cultural activities and images that reflect Inuit identity. His goal is to explore the robust Inuit community in Ottawa and to highlight its richness and vibrancy.

The exhibit included 15 images or photographs including images of food from the community freezer, the preparation of food, cutting caribou, preparing Arctic char. “Still Life” features a piece of char and muktaaq or whale meat. “After the Cut” includes two Inuit cutting knives – the ulu – and a scarp of caribou meat on cardboard. “Muktaaq” illustrates the natural design of the meat. “I wanted to capture elements of the food we eat as Inuit in southern Canada,” says Pottle, “and the way we have adapted to our environment and life.”

I have been extremely privileged to be an intern for the Foodland Security exhibition. I have been in the fortunate position of being able to meet and communicate with the people integral to the success of the exhibit. Every one of them led me to think of the exhibition from a different perspective – Barry Pottle provided the core of the exhibit, Nadine Fabbi gave me direction and focus, the U.W. Allen Library staff helped me think of the logistics and setup of the exhibition. Even the people who stopped to talk to me about the exhibit as they were passing by the Allen Lobby provided me with a new understanding of the whole process. This has not only given me many important experiences outside of a classroom setting, but has also nurtured my ability to look at things from a different, bigger perspective, something I have no doubt will be valuable in the future.

Viewing a photo exhibition from the inside has allowed me to appreciate the amount of thought and effort that goes into every step of the process. Every single detail, from choosing a font and layout for the image descriptions to confirming the dimensions of a shipped package, needs to be considered and planned out in advance. Not only must these factors be well thought out, but there also needs to be efficient and clear communication about them to every person involved in the process.

Barry Pottle is an Ottawa-based photographer originally from the Inuit region of Nunatsiavut, Labrador (Rigolet). He has a BA in Aboriginal Studies from Carleton University. Pottle uses photography to give focus to issues currently facing Inuit.

Emily Yu , student curator for Foodland Security, is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. She is interested in pursuing a career in the fields of Art and Psychology.

The Foodland Security exhibition was made possible by funding from the Canadian Studies Center’s Title VI grant allocation from the Office of Postsecondary Education, International Education Program Services, U.S. Department of Education; a Fund for the Arts Grant from the Association of Canadian Studies in the United States; the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium; the UW Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars; the UW Libraries; the Ontario Arts Council; and, the Future of Ice Initiative.

Exhibit poster
Exhibit brochure page 1 & page 2

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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
New Graduate Seminar! The Arctic as an Emerging Global Region

Starting the Feast (from Foodland Security Exhibit)
An Inuk woman cutting up Muktaaq (whale blubber) at the start of an Inuit traditional feast. “I wanted to give some perspective on how the Inuit use traditional practices in an urban setting,” Barry Pottle, Ottawa-based photographer originally from Nunatsiavut, Labrador.

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.

In 2013 the U.W. received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its area studies programs, enabling the eight Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies to continue their programs for students, educators, and the community. The NRCs, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, focus on specific areas, regions or countries, providing language instruction, coursework, and public engagement to build awareness and knowledge of different regions of the world.

The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS), in collaboration with the JSIS Title VI area/international studies centers and a number of units in both the Colleges of Arts and Science and the Environment, wrote a successful $40,000 Andrew W. Mellon Grant Project (2013-14) entitled, Re-Imagining Area Studies in the 21st Century: The Arctic as an Emerging Global Region. The goal of the project is to formulate new ideas concerning how area and global studies can be organized at the U.W. in decades to come. This project will re-imagine the present configuration of area/international studies to include a new emerging world region - the Arctic. In addition, this project will attempt to broaden traditional area/international studies scholarship that encompassed the social sciences and humanities, to include the natural sciences.

In Fall 2013 faculty from the natural and social sciences will team up to teach an interdisciplinary seminar on the Arctic region. Vincent Gallucci, Canadian Studies Center and Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Ben Fitzhugh, Anthropology, Jody Deming, Oceanography, and Christine Ingebritsen, Center for West European Studies and Scandinavian Studies, will co-lead the seminar open to students from across campus.

The Fall 2013 seminar will explore the Arctic as an emerging region in the 21st century from a variety of perspectives – climate and ocean change, human rights, changes to the cryosphere (sea ice, permafrost, glaciers), indigenous concepts of Arctic territory, fisheries management and economics, community security (education, health, housing and food), international customary law, past human-environmental dynamics, global geopolitics, resource extraction and environmental ethics, and the interactions between the Arctic indigenous peoples and state entities in the policy dialogue.

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together students and faculty from across the U.W. to explore Arctic challenges and themes from an interdisciplinary perspective. The seminar will help advanced students develop policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research projects (individually or in teams) that could win two subsequent quarters of fellowship support for completion and publication. The seminar will include lectures by U.W. faculty, researchers and outside experts, and provide substantial brainstorming time for students and faculty to explore potential research projects. Students will then develop and write research proposals in conjunction with colleagues and faculty advisors.

Research proposals will be considered for Mellon Foundation Research Fellowships of $5,000 to support research and writing through Winter and Spring quarters, 2014. In Spring Quarter students will present their research at U.W. symposium and prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications. Fellows will receive $3,000 during Winter Quarter, and another $2,000 in Spring Quarter (after papers have been submitted).

The Principle Investigators for the grant project, Re-Imagining Area/International Studies in the 21st Century: The Arctic as an Emerging Global Region include: Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Vincent Gallucci, Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, and Center for Quantitative Science; Cecilia Bitz, Department of Atmospheric Sciences; and, LuAnne Thompson, School of Oceanography and Program on Climate Change.

Mellon Project site:
Fall Graduate Seminar site:

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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
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.

In March, Vince traveled to Iceland where he presented the paper, “Fisheries resources under climate change and Arctic governance: A risk perspective” at a conference at the University of Iceland. The conference, The Trans-Arctic Agenda: Challenge of Development Security Cooperation, was a high-level seminar of the Institute for International Affairs and Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Iceland and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute held in cooperation with the Swedish and Icelandic Ministries for Foreign Affairs.

In April, Vince presented a paper, “How melting Arctic ice will change Russia, Canada and the rest of us,” at the 19th Annual Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Conference. The conference was held on the University of Washington campus.

This past May, he presented the paper with C. Michel, “Climate induced changes in Arctic marine ecosystem diversity with consequences for indigenous communities,” at the Wakefield Symposium: Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change held in Anchorage, Alaska.

Vince has served as the Chair of Canadian Studies since January 2013. Vince is a professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and director of the Center for Quantitative Sciences. He held the Lowell A. and Frankie L. Wakefield Professorship in Ocean and Fishery Sciences from 2001-2008.

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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
Symposium on Indigenous Food Practices in Our Border Region is a Huge Success


This traditional foods booth was set up by Coté’s Aunt Matilda Atleo, Community Health Development Worker, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

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.

The symposium was coordinated by American Indian Studies’ professors Charlotte Coté and Dian Million (also affiliated faculty of Canadian Studies), American Indian Studies’ Academic Councilor and Lecturer Elissa Washuta, and Ph.D. candidate in U.W.’s School of Public Health, Clarita Lefthand Begay. "We were very excited about the great response our event received," said Coté, which she says, demonstrates the need for more events like this that bring together Native and non-Native people from the Northwest to discuss these important environmental and indigenous food sovereignty issues. She says, "We, Native people living in the Northwest, have maintained a sustainable way of life through a cultural, spiritual, and reciprocal relationship with their environment. Presently we face serious disruptions to this relationship from policies, environmental threats, and global climate change. Therefore, our traditional ecological knowledge is of paramount importance as we strive to sustain our cultural food practices and preserve this healthy relationship to the land, water, and all living things."

The symposium coordinators plan to make this an annual event that honors U.W.’s future longhouse-style community building, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (a Lushootseed word meaning Intellectual House), that will open its doors in 2014.

The event was co-sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies thanks, in part, to Title VI grant funding from the Office of Postsecondary Education, International Education Program Services, U.S. Department of Education.

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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
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

Joe Yrechetta, UW Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars, Co-President.

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. The presenters’ work reflected the symposium theme in various forms such as digital storytelling, documentary film, curriculum development, photography, library and information services by and for indigenous communities, poetry, Indigenous activism through social media, and an analysis of the cultural shaping of senses as a Kanien'kehá:ka/Mohawk scholar in a Coast Salish influenced cultural environment.

Alan Parker (Chippewa Cree Nation), Director, Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute at The Evergreen State College, was the keynote speaker. He established the first Master of Public Administration program in tribal government at Evergreen. He spoke about his national and international work with Indigenous people over the years that have included tribes in the Pacific Northwest, First Nations in Canada, and Indigenous peoples around the Pacific Rim.

Approximately 80 people attended the symposium. Students of the Chief Kitsap Academy at the Suquamish Reservation performed their tribal songs and presented on their work on “Ocean Acidification in the Clearwater.”

The Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars symposium was sponsored by Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program in the Graduate School, Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, American Indian Studies, Native Voices Program, The Information School, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, Comparative History of Ideas Program, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the Acequia Institute, Husky Union Building, the Robert Mason Fund for Student Innovation, and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
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.

Read article here.






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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
Congratulations to New FLAS Summer Fellows!

Brit in awe of Banff National Park!

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.

As a Master’s candidate with U.W.’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, my current studies are an effort to develop the scientific and environmental management skills needed to undertake future leadership roles within the Pacific Northwest’s environmental grant-making and nonprofit community. The large-landscape preservation interests of these organizations, make Canada’s vast wilderness areas and the policies governing the natural resources they contain an important research and future career focus. However, researching and effectively working in this arena also requires sensitivity to the well-being of Canada’s citizens, heritage and cultural diversity. The Canada Centre’s FLAS fellowship presents a unique opportunity to develop this very important cultural understanding and appreciation.

This summer, with support from a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship from the Canadian Studies Center, I will be researching Canada’s political response to cross-border interventions from foreign environmental NGO funders and, in particular, the political dimension of foreign funding related to Canadian oil development (Enbridge Pipeline/Canadian Arctic). I am also looking forward to the intensive French language studies I will be immersed in right here at the University of Washington! – from Brit Sojka

The Canadian Studies Center is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program grant. The grant provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to assist meritorious graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and Canadian Studies. The Canadian Studies Center is extremely proud in having awarded several Fellowships in least-commonly taught Canadian Aboriginal languages including Inuktitut, Dane-zaa, Musqueam Salish, and Anishinaabemowin.

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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. 

The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, has profoundly influenced my scholarly and professional career in incredibly dynamic and positive ways.

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grant that I received through the Center while a graduate student, along with a Canadian Embassy Graduate Student Fellowship, were instrumental in enabling me to work with one of the premier instructors of Inuktitut and conduct dissertation fieldwork in Arctic Québec. I will be returning to the Canadian Arctic this summer, this time to teach New Media production techniques to students from the Arctic College in Arviat, Nunavut.

Last week I received notice from the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), that I have been elected to the Council as representative for Communication and Arctic Affairs for 2013-2015. This is a highly significant honor at this stage in my career and I am exceedingly optimistic regarding this term of service. I credit this appointment to the combination of the training, academic and governmental research connections that I made during my time at the U.W., along with the strong support of Nadine Fabbi and others from the Center and the Jackson School.

Thanks to the enormous inspiration that I gained from Canadian Studies and the U.W., I am pleased to report that I am co-director of the Canadian Studies Center at the University of North Dakota, as well as faculty of record for our introductory Canadian Studies course. We are excited with many of the new initiatives that we have developed to enhance cultural and research linkages in the Red River Corridor.

Finally, I would like to announce my co-edited book currently in press with McGill-Queens University Press to be released this month, entitled Beyond the Border: Tensions across the Forty-Ninth Parallel in the Great Plains and Prairies. For all of these wonderful occurrences, I would like to thank the Canadian Studies – it is no exaggeration to say that they simply made everything possible for me.

Thank you so much, merci mille fois, et nakurmiik!

Timothy Pasch, Assistant Professor, Communication, University of North Dakota, was just appointed to the board of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. Tim was the nation’s first FLAS Fellow in Inuktitut from 2005-2008. He studied with linguist, Mick Mallon, and then with the Avataq Cultural Centre, Nunavik.

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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
Welcome New Affiliate 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. He intends to examine the diplomatic relationships between Canada, Japan, and the United States concerning salmon fishing in the extraterritorial waters of the North Pacific. Coen holds a Masters degree in Northern Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he researched the history of oil and gas transportation systems in the Arctic. His 2012 book, Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil, examines the political and technological history of the SS Manhattan, an icebreaking tanker that transited the Northwest Passage in 1969 in order to test the viability of shipping Alaska North Slope crude oil via circumpolar marine routes, and the controversy regarding Canada’s territorial claims to Arctic waters. The research project was supported by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies. Before coming to UW, Ross worked on climate change policy in the Washington, DC office of Senator Ted Stevens.

The Canadian Studies Center has a Professional Development Program for Graduate Students enabling any U.W. student from across campus to join the Center as an Affiliated Graduate Student. Affiliated Graduate Students are provided with mentorship and opportunities on cross-border studies.

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Canadian Studies Center, June 2013, Report
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.

Christopher’s thesis is entitled, "White Power, Yellow Gold: Colonialism and Identity in the California and British Columbia Gold Rushes, 1848 – 1871." John Findlay served as his chair. The thesis focuses on how white manliness was created, understood, and acted upon, in the California and British Columbia gold rushes. Congratulations Christopher!

The Canadian Studies Center has a Professional Development Program for Graduate Students enabling any U.W. student from across campus to join the Center as an Affiliated Graduate Student. Affiliated Graduate Students are provided with mentorship and opportunities on cross-border studies.

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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. The Music is My Life exhibition is part of her study.

Music is My Life is an art show of drawings and stories by 129 homeless young people, aged 15-25. The drawings and stories were created as part of Jill Woelfer’s PhD dissertation research. Homeless young people in Seattle and Vancouver were asked to imagine a music device that could help someone experiencing homelessness and then draw a picture of the device and write a story about a situation where the device would be used. The goal of Music is My Life is to bring the voices of homeless young people to the community in order to increase understanding and spark further discussions.

The Music is My Life show will be on display at Molly’s Café at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington from May 30 to August 29, 2013. The show consists of 8 panels with reproductions of 18 drawings and stories and a website where all 129 drawings and stories can be viewed (see

The Music is My Life show was prepared by a community-based team and includes: homeless young people, staff from agencies that provide services to homeless young people, University of Washington students, alumni, staff and faculty, business leaders in the University District, and other neighbors. The team is led by Jill Palzkill Woelfer, a PhD candidate at the University of Washington Information School and 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow to Canada. Find out more about her research with homeless young people at:

To see more photos and learn more about the Music is My Life show, please visit

The Canadian Studies Center has a Professional Development Program for Graduate Students enabling any U.W. student from across campus to join the Center as an Affiliated Graduate Student. Affiliated Graduate Students are provided with mentorship and opportunities on cross-border studies.

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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.

“As a French major, I look forward to digging deeper into the history of Québec and to familiarize myself with its culture. As a native French speaker, it's interesting to me the different legacies that French language and culture has in different regions of the world. Also, as a medical anthropology student, it could be interesting to compare the differences in structure of the Canadian health care system and that of the United States.”

The Canadian Studies Center welcomes U.W. undergraduate students into its Associated Undergraduates of Canadian Studies program. The program provides mentorship and community to U.W. students seeking to increase their study of Canada, Québec and the Arctic.

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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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