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New Student Info - Fall 2022

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 fall 2022 course offerings, click here

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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 and Fall 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.  

Fall courses are currently planned to be mostly in-person. 

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Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

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Teresa Edwards (Young Fire Woman) will speak about Residential and Day Schools, the Sixties Scoop, and other colonial acts of oppression, and how they continue to impact Indigenous Peoples today. Edwards will also discuss how to take action to be an ally and what can be done to foster reconciliation in Canada. More info can be found here.

The Center for Canadian-American Studies is co-sponsoring this event. 

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Donovan is the illustrator of the book Borders, a middle grade graphic novel about identity and belonging.
Registration for this event includes a complimentary copy of Borders, provided by the Center for Canadian-American Studies.
Seats are limited so reserve your spot today. 

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The Center for Canadian-American Studies honors Andrea Predko as this year's outstanding graduate. 

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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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