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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!


Congratulations to our 2024 interns!

BPRI & C/AM Studies Internship Collaboration

Check out what C/AM Studies interns are working on this winter quarter. 







This info flyer and video by C/AM Director Christina Keppie will provide you with an introduction to our center and academic programs. 


Click here to check out our current and past course offerings.


2024-25 Canadian-American Studies Scholarship

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Apply for the C/AM Scholarship today - the deadline has been extended to April 22!

Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities offered to Canadian-American Studies students!

Upcoming Events

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

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

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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.


Registration link coming soon! 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.


"History & Legacy of the Residential School System" - Sessions 3 & 4 of The Canadian Mosaic: Material & Methods for Teaching Multicultural Canada Spring 2024 Series

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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.


Session 3: 

Incorporating Climate Change Education Across the Curriculum

March 19, 2024  |  7:00pm ET                               
Laura Myers, Learning for a Sustainable Future. 


Register here for Session 4:
Resurgence: Bridging Existing Curricula with Indigenous Voices and Pedagogies 

April 15, 2024  |  7:00pm ET

Christine M’Lot, Anishinaabe educator and curriculum developer.


Canadian illustrator Jillian Tamaki visits WWU for Children's Literature Conference

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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!






















Scholarship Fair

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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.





Douglass Day 2024

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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.

Info Fair 2023

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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.



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Your gift will go directly towards supporting vital student scholarships and enable important learning experiences. Click here to view a video on what being part of C/AM Studies means to our students. 

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