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October 2014


Canada, Asia & the Future of the Arctic Council [30]

Tuesday October 28, 2014
3:30-4:20pm
134 Thomson Hall

Vincent Gallucci, Chair of Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Center

canada@uw.edu

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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Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Wednesday October 29, 2014
3:30-4:20pm
134 Thomson Hall

Kevin Cook, Political & Academic Officer, Canadian Consulate, Seattle

Canadian Studies Center

canada@uw.edu

Mr. Cook will discuss Canada’s current chairmanship of the Arctic Council including appointing the first Inuk to head the Council and establishing the Arctic Economic Council.

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November 2014


Arctic Caucus - Yukon, Northwest Territories & Alaska

Monday November 3, 2014
3:30-4:20pm
134 Thomson Hall

Canadian Studies Center

canada@uw.edu

The partnership aims to provide a forum to share information, discuss issues of mutual concern, identify areas for collaboration between the three jurisdictions and the rest of North America, and provide Arctic-relevant input to PNWER working groups and the region at-large. Matt Morrison, Executive Director of PNWER, will discuss the role of the Caucus.

The Arctic Caucus of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a partnership between Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

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Biodiversity of Arctic Ocean Fauna as Related to Indigenous Populations and Climate Change

Wednesday November 5, 2014
3:30pm
223 Anderson Hall

Vincent Gallucci, Chair of Canadian Studies and Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Canadian Studies Center, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

canada@uw.edu

Vincent Gallucci, Chair of Canadian Studies and Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences will present on the research conducted under an Arctic Council subcommittee grant to synthesize current knowledge on Arctic marine ecosystems and provide an overview of already observed and predicted changes in the rapidly changing Arctic climate. The Arctic indigenous Inuit people traditionally live on the tundra and live off of the bounty of the sea. But, change is occurring on the tundra too, leading to slow, but real shifts in terrestrial ecosystems as well.
 


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People of a Feather: Survival in a Changing Canadian Arctic

Monday November 10, 2014
3:30-4:20pm
134 Thomson Hall

Joel Heath, director and producer of People of a Feather

Canadian Studies Center

canada@uw.edu

Joel Heath, director and producer of People of a Feather, will discuss his research in Hudson’s Bay, the economy of the Inuit from the Belcher Islands, and his film. 

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Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature at UBC: Why We Eat our Relatives

Thursday November 13, 2014
4-6pm
101 Thomson Hall

Daniel Heath Justice, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia

Canadian Studies Center, Comparative History of Ideas, and Latin and Caribbean Studies

canada@uw.edu

Daniel Heath Justice, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia, will discuss subsistence and ceremonial hunting (or one’s other-than-human relatives) in Indigenous kinship practices arguing that kinship predation is necessary to Indigenous ecocultural resurgence. 


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Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature at UBC - Lunch Workshop

Friday November 14, 2014
11:30-1:30pm
408 Savery Hall

Daniel Heath Justice, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia

Canadian Studies Center, Comparative History of Ideas, and Latin and Caribbean Studies

canada@uw.edu

Daniel Heath Justice, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia, will discuss subsistence and ceremonial hunting (or one’s other-than-human relatives) in Indigenous kinship practices arguing that kinship predation is necessary to Indigenous ecocultural resurgence.

 


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FLAS Fellows to Igoolik, Nunavut, Canada

Wednesday November 19, 2014
3:30-4:20pm
134 Thomson Hall

Jason Young, geography, and Walter O’Toole, creative writing and Arctic studies

Canadian Studies Center

canada@uw.edu

Jason Young, geography, and Walter O’Toole, creative writing and Arctic studies, spent three weeks in Igoolik, Nunavut studying Inuktitut with Alexina Kublu. Jason and Walter will provide a presentation on their experience in the community. Mick Mallon, Inuktitut instructor, and Alexina Kublu, former Language Commissioner from Nunavut, will be present.

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Structure of the Inuit Language in Canada

Friday November 21, 2014
3:30-5:00pm
301 Miller Hall

Mick Mallon, Canada’s preeminent linguist in Inuktitut, and Alexina Kublu, former Language Commission from Nunavut, Canada

Canadian Studies Center, Linguistics Society of UW

canada@uw.edu

The Linguistics Society of UW and the Canadian Studies Center present Mick Mallon, Canada’s preeminent linguist in Inuktitut, and Alexina Kublu, former Language Commission from Nunavut, Canada. Mick and Alexina will discuss the language structure, dialects and sound systems of the language.


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Arctic Security: A Canadian Perspective

Monday November 24, 2014
3:30-4:20pm

Joël Plouffe, Former Visiting Quebec Professor

Canadian Studies Center

canada@uw.edu

Joël Plouffe will join us via skype from Québec, Canada to provide a Canadian and Québec perspective on Arctic security. Plouffe, with
École nationale d'administration publique in Montréal, is a former Québec Visiting Scholar with Canadian Studies. 

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December 2014


Inuit Printmaking in Siberia & Canadian Influences

Monday December 1, 2014
3:30-4:20pm
134 Thomson Hall

Howie Coleman, director of the Seattle Native Arts Fan Club

Canadian Studies Center

canada@uw.edu

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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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

canada@uw.edu

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 www.k12studycanada.org/scsi.html for latest updates,​ or contact tina.storer@wwu.edu for further information. Flyer and registration info 


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Canadian Studies Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
Thomson Hall, Room 503
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
T (206) 221-6374
F (206) 685-0668
canada@uw.edu