New Student Info - Fall 2022

Welcome new students! This info flyer and video by C/AM Director Christina Keppie will provide you with a good introduction to our center and academic programs. 

The Center for Canadian-American Studies is located in Canada House. Students can request an advising meeting via email at canam@wwu.edu.

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Located just 25 miles (40km) south of the 49th parallel border between the United States and Canada, the Center and other Canada House programs are well-positioned to support impactful scholarship and learning about transboundary issues. Founded in 1971, the Center is one of the most well-established Canadian Studies programs in the United States. Since 1988 we have served as a US Department of Education National Resource Center on Canada, in consortium with the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington.

The Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University supports critical and interdisciplinary inquiry into the historical construction and modern constitution of Canada and its relationship with the United States. The Center places particular emphasis on the interaction of diverse identities and claims to belonging in northern North America. Together with our partner programs in Canada House, we specialize in teaching about the Salish Sea transboundary region and Francophone Canada, including French language instruction.

Learn about the Program

Summer course schedule available now!

More information on the schedule can be found here

Check out the classes offerings this summer: both in-person and online course options available.  

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Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

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More info on Scholars Week and the student presentations can be found here. 

Read more about Congrats to C/AM's 2022 Student Scholars

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From Director Christina Keppie:

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Canada House for an open ‘showcase’ of student creative responses to the book Greenwood by Michael Christie.

Read more about C/AM Student Exhibit in Canada House

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C/AM is proud to co-sponsor the talk “Creating, in Spite of, and Beyond” - Joshua Whitehead, Ph.D. candidate, lecturer, and Killam scholar at the University of Calgary

Thursday, May 26, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Register to attend via Zoom at lgbtq.wwu.edu/qrseries.

Read more about Canadian author Joshua Whitehead to speak at WWU

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Support the Center for Canadian-American Studies

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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