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CAN Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Colloquium Nov 8
Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
The next Canadian Studies Colloquium will be on Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00 Noon in 223 Moses Hall.
Canadian Studies Hildebrand Fellows (Graduate Students) will discuss their work. Speakers include:
Ramya Janandharan
Ethnic Studies
Julia Lewandoski
History
Daniel Suarez
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
Caitlin Tom
Political Science
Buffet Lunch at 12 noon, followed by talks beginning at approximately 12:20. Sponsored by our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
12 noonWednesday November 8, 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Get Your Remembrance Day Poppy at the Nov 8 Colloquium
Representatives of the Royal Canadian Legion will be on hand during the November 8Colloquium with poppies available for donation. US and Canadian coins and currency accepted.
The Royal Canadian Legion will also be hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11in Petaluma. See the Legion’s website for full details: https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/remembrance-ceremonies/
Craig Dobbin Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Applicants are invited for a temporary 10 month appointment as UCD Craig Dobbin Full Professor of Canadian Studies, UCD College of Arts and Humanities. Note: The successful candidate will be expected to commence in post on 1 September 2018.
The Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies was instituted from an endowment made to University College Dublin by Dr Craig Dobbin. The post is designed to promote Canadian Studies in UCD and the wider academic community in Ireland. The successful candidate will have a significant track record of teaching and research, at a senior level, relating to Canada in a discipline that is represented within the UCD College of Arts and Humanities. Preference will be given to a candidate whose research interests will enhance current research programmes within UCD and research links between UCD and Canada.
Full Professor Salary Scale: €110,060 to €139,501 per annum.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines
Closing date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Wednesday, 8th November 2017
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Irish Local Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies
Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements.
For further information please follow link below and Job Description attached:
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
Informal Enquires can be made to:
Dr. J.Paul Halferty, Director, UCD Centre for Canadian Studies: paul.halfery@ucd.ie
Calls for Papers and Proposals – Travel Funds May Be Available
Canadian Studies has (limited) travel funding available for Berkeley faculty and students presenting at the upcoming conferences detailed below. Please contact the hosting organizations directly with conference submission and information inquiries. Please contact Elliott Smith at elliott.smith@berkeley.edu for travel funding inquiries.
Call for papers
Identities and Security in the transborder zone between Quebec, Canada and the United States
In the wake of 9/11, the US-Canada border that had been deemed as the most pacified border in the world, appeared under a new light in security, trade and societal discourses. When the Canadian government announced in 2015 that Canada would welcome almost 25 000 Syrian refugees, the decision was seen as a potential risk in the US, mainly because of this 8891km of common border. With the inauguration of the new administration, NAFTA renegotiations and the influx of migrants at the border, as well as immigration related policy changes, the very meaning of the US-Canada border is changing. And these evolutions of the vision of the border are not without impacts on the local scale. New measures taken under the new administration have had profound impacts on border communities. New challenges arise, in terms of impacts of a tighten security on daily life in the borderlands, negotiation of identities in transborder communities, environmental cooperation, commercial relations… This panel aims at assessing the impact of the new administration on the US/Canada border, identities reshaped in redefined border communities. We are also delving into how local and State-level cooperation transcend the changes made to the border at the national level and the remaining specificities of the Quebec/US border and borderlands.
Your paper proposal must include:
–       Your name, titles and affiliations
–       A title
–       A 250 words abstract
Please submit your paper proposal by email to Andréanne Bissonnette at andreanne.ob@gmail.com by November 10, 2017 at 5pm.
Le 21e colloque bisannuel de l’ACQS
The 21st biennial conference of the ACQS
du 1er au 4 novembre 2018à l’Intercontinental New Orleans, LA
The American Council for Québec Studies invites proposals for papers and panels for our upcoming conference in November 2018. If the conference theme is open to a wide range of approaches across the Social Sciences and Humanities, our hope is to underscore the multiplicities of the relations that mark, form, and enrich the French and
Francophone Americas. We are particularly pleased to host our convention in the city of New Orleans as it celebrates its 300th anniversary as a site of crossroads that are witness to multiple transformations, transfers, and identifications.
We welcome and will consider proposals related to any aspect of Québec studies. Submissions of both individual papers and complete panels are encouraged. Please consult our website (www.acqs.org) for more details on the conference as well as on the mini-colloquium focused on Francophone Louisiana’s International Relations to be held
within it. To submit an abstract: All submissions (abstracts of +/-250 words) are made via the ACQS website and https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/244/submission.
Conference presentations can be made in French or English.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is April 1st, 2018.
To post a panel description on the ACQS website in order to solicit abstracts: Send the title of your proposed session and a short description (+/- 250 words), as well as your name, affiliation, and contact information to Susan Pinette, Vice-President, at spinette@maine.edu.
To submit a complete session: Each presenter should submit abstracts individually, indicating the full session’s title and its chair where requested.The ACQS is happy to announce a discounted group rate at the centrally located Intercontinental New Orleans.
A link for reservations will be posted on the ACQS website in Spring 2018.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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For the Fallen

Published on Oct 30, 2017 10:17 am
As Canada promises to never forget, the question of “Why is Remembrance Day important?” will always be a very personal question. Hear what some Canadians are saying about why they remember.
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The Royal Canadian Legion launches Virtual Poppy Drop 2017

Published on Oct 27, 2017 11:55 am
The Royal Canadian Legion is set to launch the 2017 version of its Virtual Poppy Drop in Ottawa this evening, with a digital light show featuring 117,000 virtual poppies representing each of Canada’s fallen since the beginning of the First World War.
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First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor General

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Legion’s Virtual Poppy Drop

The Legion’s Virtual Poppy Drop is back on October 27 through November 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each night. This visual display of Remembrance will feature 117,000 Poppies, one for each of Canada’s Fallen, as they cascade down Centre Block on Parliament Hill. ‘The Last Post’ will be played on the Peace Tower bells by Dominion Carillonneur Dr. Andrea McCrady before the first Poppy falls on the first night. Can’t witness the first Poppy drop in person? Tune in to Facebook Live on the Royal Canadian Legion Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CanadianLegion/ each evening at 6:30 p.m. EST.
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La Pluie virtuelle de coquelicots de la Légion sera de retour à compter du 27 octobre, et ce, jusqu’au 11 novembre, tous les soirs de 18 h 30 à 21 h 30. Cet affichage visuel du Souvenir présentera quelque 117 000 coquelicots – un pour chaque Canadien mort au combat – tombant en cascade sur l’édifice du Centre de la Colline parlementaire. Il est à noter que pour le tout premier soir seulement, juste avant la « tombée » de la Pluie virtuelle de coquelicots, le carillonneur du Dominion, la Dre Andrea McCrady, jouera la « Sonnerie aux morts » sur le carillon de la Tour de la Paix. Vous ne pouvez être présent en personne à cet événement? Visitez Facebook Live sur la page Facebook de La Légion royale canadienneà l’adresse https://www.facebook.com/CanadianLegion/ chaque soir à compter de 18 h 30 (HNE).

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A war story told in flowers and scents

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As he crossed the battlefields of France in 1915 and 1916, George Stephen Cantlie, a colonel in the 42nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, picked flowers and sent them with simple notes to his baby daughter Celia in Montreal.

Almost a century later, those handwritten letters and flowers emerged in a red satin-covered box still in their original envelopes, and now form the basis of a unique touring exhibition, which opened last week at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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