Center for Canadian-American Studies

Spring 2024 Newsletter

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Our spring 2024 newsletter has arrived! Click here to read about what the Center for Canadian-American Studies got up to in winter and spring quarter this year.

Canadian-American Studies News

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Click here to take a look at our Fall 2023 Newsletter! 


Check out our C/AM Newsletter Archive to view a collection of past newsletters from the Center for Canadian-American Studies!


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Are you interested in Canadian-American Studies? This info flyer will provide you with an introduction to our center and academic programs. 

Learn more about our program! Check out upcoming course highlights for Fall 2024.

2024-25 Scholarship Recipient!

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The Center for Canadian-American Studies would like to congratulate C/AM Studies student Mason Hobson on being this year's scholarship recipient! 

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salish sea fieldtrip

Students canoe around Baker Lake during summer 2023's Salish Sea Field School.

Victoria, B.C. fieldtrip

Canadian Government and Politics students visit the Parliament House in Victoria, B.C.


Canadian Government and Politics Fieldtrip to Victoria B.C.


This past Wednesday, Dr. Butch Kamena’s Canadian Government and Politics class took a field trip across the border to Victoria, B.C.!

Stay tuned for a full report on the trip coming up on this spring’s Canadian-American Studies newsletter!

























Managing Shared Fish Stocks Between Canada and the U.S. Under Climate Change

4 fishing vessels with US and Canadian flags in background

The Center is pleased to be co-sponsoring this year’s Paul Storer Memorial Lecture.


Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia.

Friday, May 10,  2-3:30 pm

Online: Zoom and In-Person at WWU: Academic West 204

Click here to register for this free event.

Managing Shared Fish Stocks Between Canada and the U.S. Under Climate Change | The Foundation for WWU & Alumni | Western Washington University


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2024 Speaker Series: "Populations Rendered ‘Surplus’ in Canada."

Canadian population

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 the fourth and final installment of our 2024 speaker series will feature Rachel Wong, an adjunct professor at Seneca Polytechnic in Toronto, Canada. The talk is titled Erased, Displaced, Misplaced: Reclaiming [Asian Canadian] National Identity Through the Arts. 


Click here to view of the recording for the third installment of the series, Emerging Morphological Patterns in Non-binary French Noun Formation. It features Jennifer Kaplan, a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley, speaking on: 


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) 


Click here to view a recording of the first talk in the series: A Complex Policy and Governance Landscape: Homelessness in Canadaby Anna Kopec, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.


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The Center for Canadian-American Studies awards a limited number of grants to faculty and students.

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