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Dear Friends,
Please join us in welcoming UW’s first Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, Tony Penikett. Tony is former premier of the Yukon, an adjunct professor of Public Policy for Simon Fraser University, and Senior Advisor for the Arctic Security Program, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. This week Tony begins teaching, Arctic Insecurities. We also want to draw your attention to the summer activities of our faculty, students and alumni including a faculty field course to University of Northern British Columbia, alumni involvements at the State Department and Arctic College, and a educator training in conjunction with Library of Congress entitled, “Archives on the Arctic.” Finally, please join us in congratulating our five new FLAS Fellows - Michelle, Brit, Wesley, Caitlyn, and Liz. Caitlyn Evans is the Center and nation's second FLAS Fellow for Inuktitut, the Inuit language. Congrats! Nadine & Vince


Welcome Tony Penikett, Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies!
This year the Office of Global Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences and College of the Environment signed an agreement with Fulbright Canada for a new UW Chair in Arctic Studies. More ...


Faculty Field Course to Northern British Columbia
In July the Center partnered with the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium (PNWCSC) to offer a week-long trip to Vancouver and Northern British Columbia to introduce faculty to the region and to meet with Canadian colleagues. Margaret Willson, Anthropology and new affiliated faculty with the Center, was much impacted by the course. More ...



Ross Coen Gives Talk on Resource Development in Canada’s Arctic at the JSIS Annual Community College Master Teacher Institute
Ross Coen, a Ph.D. student in the History Department and author of, Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil, gave a presentation “Historical Perspectives on Environmental Stewardship and Resource Development in the Canadian Arctic” at the Jackson School’s Community College Master Teacher Institute in July 2013. More ...



Task Force Alum Interns at the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, State Department
By Jeung Hwa (Victoria) Choe, JSIS Alum 2012
Victoria Choe interned at the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs and working with Julia Gourley, Senior Arctic Official of the United States, who was the evaluator for the 2011 Task Force on Arctic Governance. More ...

FLAS Alum, Tim Pasch Introduces New Media to Arviat in Inuktitut!
Timothy Pasch, UW FLAS Fellow in Inuktitut (2005-08) and now Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of North Dakota, gave a workshop in Inuktitut at the Arviat Research Support Center, Nunavut Arctic College, in Arviat, Nunavut in June 2013. More ...


Congratulations 2013-2014 FLAS Fellows!
The Canadian Studies Center is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program grant. This year five students from Geography, Law, International Studies, and Marine and Environmental Affairs were awarded FLAS fellowships for their research. View their research here.



Killam Alum Directing Documentary on Food Sovereignty Issues in the North
by Jenny Miller, 2012-13 Killam Fellow
After returning from Western University in London, Ontario this past winter, I came back to Seattle inspired by the individuals I had the pleasure to meet while a Killam Fellow studying in Canada. More ...



Archives on the Arctic: Connecting to Global Issues with Primary Resources
In June 2013, twenty-three educators gathered at Metropolitan State University of Colorado, to learn about the role of the Inuit in Canada and globally thanks to a collaborative program partnership between the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada (UW and WWU) and the Library of Congress. More ... 

K-12 STUDY CANADA Alum Awarded NEH Endowment
Diana Mackiewicz, participant in the 2012 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities award to participate in the “Native Americans of New England, A Historical Overview” program. As a web design teacher and head of the Computer Department at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA, Diana opted to create a website about Native Americans that includes the First Nations and Inuit in Canada. More ....


Inuit students from John Arnalukjuak High School and the Nunavut Arctic College pose on the Old Airstrip outside of Arviat, Kivalliq, Nunavut.
Photography by Timothy Pasch (06/13)

Faculty on the Center-Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium Field Course stop for coffee at Tim Horton’s! (7/13)

Educators engaged in curriculum design at the Archives in the Arctic program in Denver. (6/13)


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