Center for Canadian-American Studies
Check out what C/AM Studies interns are working on this winter quarter.
Students canoe around Baker Lake during summer 2023's Salish Sea Field School.
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Join us this quarter for our 2024 Speaker Series! Come listen to a variety of perspectives on Canada's rapidly growing population as told by individuals showcasing their interdisciplinary research.
Click here to view a recording of the first talk in the series: A Complex Policy and Governance Landscape: Homelessness in Canada, by Anna Kopec, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Click here to view a recording of the second talk in our series: Reconciling Our Built Heritage: The Decolonization of "100 Wellington" (Former US Embassy, Ottawa, Canada), by Christopher DesRivieres, (M.A., GCS, LEED GA)
"History & Legacy of the Residential School System" - Sessions 1 & 2 of The Canadian Mosaic: Material & Methods for Teaching Multicultural Canada Spring 2024 Series
Canada positions itself as a country made up of a cultural mosaic rather than a cultural melting pot; varied elements of ethnicity, culture, racial identity and language living side by side. Join Educators from across the United States for these webinars - available as a series or stand alone - designed to give historic context of elements of the Canadian mosaic, and to provide tools and resources to help effectively and accurately integrate the topics into curriculum.
Register here for the March 4th session, which will cover the ongoing impacts of the residential school system, including intergenerational trauma, the Sixties Scoop, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, forced sterilizations of Indigenous women, the justice system, and other ongoing social issues such as housing, food & water security, etc.
The Center is proud to sponsor Canadian Jillian Tamaki, with funding made possible through the US Department of Education's Title VI Education grant. With a shared commitment to explore and support trans-border cultures, the Cascadia Watershed, and international youth literature the Children’s Literature Conference and K-12 Study Canada are thrilled to partner!”
The WWU Scholarship season is revving up. Attend the Scholarship Fair on Feb 22 to learn more about the many scholarship opportunities for students. Stop by the C/AM table to say hi and learn about C/AM’s annual scholarship!
You can also meet with representatives from the Scholarship Center, Hacherl Research and Writing Studio, Career Services Center, and many Western departments and colleges.
The Center for Canadian-American Studies is proud to be co-sponsoring Douglass Day this year!
This year’s Douglass Day - part of WWU's Black History Month activities - will include a streaming of the live broadcast hosted by national organizers with talks on the legacies of Douglass, a birthday cake celebration & bake-off, a raffle, and most importantly, a transcribe-a-thon where attendees can help provide access to the general correspondence of Frederick Douglass for the Library of Congress.
Click here for further information and resources.
C/AM student staff and events coordinator, Liesl Schoenstein, represented Canadian-American Studies at this year's fall info fair!
Canadian-American Studies Funding Requests
The Center for Canadian-American Studies awards a limited number of grants to faculty and students.
Click here to access the Funding Request Form.