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Student Info

Welcome new students! This info flyer and video by C/AM Director Christina Keppie will provide you with an 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.

For a complete list of C/AM's winter 2023 course offerings, click here

Click here to read about student spotlights, events and program information. 

More information on the schedule can be found here

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Upcoming Events

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Sydney Smith

Catherine Hernandez joins C/AM 497E and visits Bellingham March 21-22, 2023

Catherine Hernandez is the author of the Book Scarborough, the current book selection of C/AM 497E: Western Reads Canada. Ms. Hernandez will pay a virtual visit to that class during winter quarter and will also take part in several public events in Bellingham, including a film screening at The Pickford Film Center of the movie Scarborough, a reading at Village Books and a dinner at Evolve Cafe

More info on timing and tickets here. 



Special Event: Hockey Night in Cascadia - From Canada's Game to a Kraken Future

April 5, 5-7:00pm

Hockey has a long tradition of fostering binational relations between Canada and the United States through diplomacy, media, and economic exchange. To this end, the Hockey Night in Cascadia dialogue will explore the sport as a catalyst for cross-border engagement and a vehicle for political, social and economic impact.

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Winter/Spring C/AM Speaker Series: Why Canada Matters

This new C/AM speaker series features 6 presenters in Canadian Studies from across Canada and the U.S. who are at various points in their academic and scholarly careers, from PhD student to Professor Emerita. All lectures will be part of Canadian-American Studies classes and are open for the public to attend virtually. Co-sponsored by the Center for Canadian-American Studies, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the department of History, and in partnership with the Western Alumni office. See individual event pages for registration information.

Click here for upcoming talks and past recordings.

Illustrator Sydney Smith engaged attendees WWU's Children's Literature Conference

The Center for Canadian American Studies, K-12 Study Canada, and Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference were proud to sponsor a new addition to this year's conference at WWU: the Inaugural Canadian Children’s Literature honoree, Sydney Smith

Thanks to a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the conference will bring a notable Canadian Children’s author or illustrator as one of four presenters each year, showcasing their talent for American educators. Sydney Smith joined the conference from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to share the stage with other notable authors such as Renee WatsonMichaela Goade and Newbery Award winning Donna Barba Higuera. Smith has won the highest honor in Canadian Literature, the Governor General’s Award (2015), as well as a Kate Greenway Award (2021), an Ezra Jack Keats Award (2020) and many others for his titles like “Sidewalk Flowers”“Town is by the Sea”“I Talk Like a River” and “Small in the City”.

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