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November 2014

Screening of People of Feather: A Film About Survival in Changing Canadian Arctic

Tuesday November 25, 2014
University Club, UW, Seattle

Joel Heath, 2014-15 Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies

Canadian Studies Center

Please join the Canadian Studies Center & Future of Ice in welcoming our
2014-2015 Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, Joel Heath,
director/producer of

People of a Feather: A Film About Survival in Changing Canadian Arctic

25 November 2014 | 4:00pm | Yukon Pacific Room, University Club

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Joel P. Heath, Executive Director, The Arctic Eider Society, is also the Director/Producer of the award winning feature film People of a Feather. He served as project leader for Canada’s largest International Polar Year Training, Education and Outreach project establishing long term community-driven research programs in Hudson Bay. Heath has a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in Biological Sciences and broad interdisciplinary experience.

People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada's Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. (

4:00-4:30pm – Reception (Cash/no host bar)
4:30-6:00pm – Film Viewing
6:00-6:30pm – Reception

The Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies is supported by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa.

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December 2014

Inuit Printmaking in Siberia & Canadian Influences

Monday December 1, 2014
134 Thomson Hall

Howie Coleman, director of the Seattle Native Arts Fan Club

Canadian Studies Center

Howie Coleman, director of the Seattle Native Arts Fan Club, is involved in a unique project to assist in the development of a printmaking economy for Uelen, Chukotka, Russia. Utilizing skills developed in the Canadian Arctic, the community of Uelen is working to further develop its arts economy. 


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Canada, Asia & the Future of the Arctic Council

Thursday December 4, 2014
134 Thomson Hall

Vincent Gallucci, Chair of Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Center

Vincent Gallucci, Chair of Canadian Studies, will discuss the growing role of the Asian countries, particularly China, on the Arctic COuncil. During Canada's Chairmanship of the Council, China was admitted as a permanent observer. Did Canada's relations with China have anything to do with China's successful application? 


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June 2015

STUDY CANADA Summer Institute - Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest

Monday June 22, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015

Seattle, WA to Victoria, BC

Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada, Canadian Studies Center, UW, and Canadian American Center at Western Washington University

The US today faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals. To this end, U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants support language training programs and area studies, including Canada, so that students learn more about the world and transnational trend. The U.S.D.O.E.-designated Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada. For more than 35 years, teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.

Registration opens November 1, 2014 and closes May 1, 2015 (or earlier, if maximum of 20 reached). See attached handout for additional details, visit for latest updates,​ or contact for further information. Flyer and registration info 

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