Center for Canadian-American Studies
Expand your French teaching, curriculum, and worldview during this free webinar series. Each week we will explore a dialect, a world region, or an aspect of French with educators who are experts in various francophone areas.
Congratulations to 2023's scholarship recipient, Laura Gold Rasmussen!
Congratulations to Mehana Tamashiro for being chosen as C/AM's 2023 Outstanding Graduate and Scholar!
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Join us on May 10th at 11:30 am to hear Micheal O'Shea's talk, How Canadian Universities Honor the Jay Treaty Through Cross-Border Tuition Policies. This presentation will explore how several Canadian universities have recently adopted policies that extend domestic tuition rates to Indigenous students living in (territories claimed by) the US and how other universities in Canada may follow suit, bringing their commitments to Indigenization.
A persistent feature of scholarly inquiries dedicated to exploring the emergence and persistence of the so-called Canada-United States special relationship is identifying causal factors and hallmark features linked to and indeed anchored in a place-based North American framework. Historical, social, political, economic, security, environmental, and cultural explanations specific to North America have dominated the discourse explaining why Canada and the U.S. developed such close ties.
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 explored the sport as a catalyst for cross-border engagement and a vehicle for political, social and economic impact.
Read about the event in WWU's Western Front.
ACSUS is a multi-disciplinary membership based organization committed to raising awareness and understanding of Canada and the bilateral relationship. ACSUS supports research and academic activity through its publications, conferences, and grant programs; promotes the academy through active advocacy and outreach; and positions the community by profiling the scope and diversity of research undertaken by the ACSUS membership in the humanities and social sciences.
Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. Canada’s government has, in contrast, increased its immigration targets, and the ruling Liberal Party’s leader, Justin Trudeau, won his first national election partly due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure?
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 brings a notable Canadian Children’s author or illustrator as one of four presenters each year, showcasing their talent.
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.
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.
Canadian-American Studies Funding Requests
The Center for Canadian-American Studies awards a limited number of grants to faculty and students.
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