CAN Upcoming Events

From one of our fellow Canadian-focused Bay area organizations.

Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
February 28 Colloquium:
How Exceptional is Judicial Review in Canada?
Past, Present and Future.
Han-Ru Zhou
Associate Professor of Public Law, Université de Montréal Faculty of Law
Sproul Fellow with Canadian Studies
In the vast majority of legal systems, judicial review has become the principal mechanism through which most constitutional debates are eventually settled or at least receive some form of resolution. However, the terms of our national constitutions seldom provide for how the courts are to scrutinize the laws challenged before them. In Canada, the modern practice of judicial review is the result of a succession of momentous events and piecemeal developments spread over the past few centuries, some of which have occurred in other countries with a common law-based system. This presentation will seek to weave these events and developments into a general narrative of the origins, emergence and evolving practice of judicial review in Canada, from its Anglo-American intellectual roots in Dr. Bonham’s Case (1609) and Marbury v. Madison to the post-colonial and post-Charter periods. In the end, our common law-based constitutions may well be more similar and less “exceptional” than is often believed, and the comparative study of our national experiences can still contribute to our constitutional debates.
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Society
Colloquium events are free and open to everyone. No RSVP is required.
How Exceptional is Judicial Review in Canada? Past, Present and Future
12:00 NoonWednesday February 28, 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Spring 2018
Colloquium Series
Free | Open to Everyone
223 Moses Hall
Wednesday February 28, 12:00 Noon
How Exceptional is Judicial Review in Canada? Past, Present and Future
Prof. Han Ru Zhou (Law, University of Montreal)
Co-Sponsored by Center for the Study of Law & Society
Wednesday March 7, 12:00 Noon
On a Lesser Known Montreality: French Among the City’s Haitian Youth
Prof. Luc Baronian (Linguistique & Langues Modernes, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
Wednesday March 21, 12:00 Noon
Game Changers: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Canadian Spectator Sport Business
Prof. Neil Longley (Economics & Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Friday April 27, 5:00 PM
The Influence of Immigration on Tourism – The Case of Canada
Prof. Frederic Dimanche (Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University)
Co-Sponsored by the Tourism Studies Working Group
Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
L’Association des Québécois dans la Bay Area vous convie à un repas traditionnel de cabane à sucre, 2ème édition!
Quand : Dimanche 15 avril 2018
Endroit : Garden House @ Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos
Prix : 40$ adultes, 17$ enfants (3-12 ans), gratuit pour 3 ans et moins.
Via PayPal ou Venmo
Déroulement de la journée:
11h-12h: Arrivée & jeu familial
12h: Repas traditionnel
14h-15h: Tire sur la neige, musique & activités!
Billets :
Les places sont limitées.
Venmo (username : bourdeauv)
Inscrivez le nombre d’adultes, d’enfants de votre famille ainsi que leurs noms! Je vous enverrai un email de confirmation qui vous sera votre « billet officiel ».
On espère vous y voir en grand nombre encore cette année!
Mélanie Hinse
Canadian Films at CINEQUEST
FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 11, 2018
Never to disappoint us with incredible artistry, Canadian cinema thrives at Cinequest. Here is the exciting line-up:
Theater Codes:
RWC = Redwood City Downtown 20 Theaters                     3B = 3 Below Theaters, San Jose
CAL = California Theatre, San Jose                                    HAM = Hammer Theatre, San Jose
THUR, 3/87:30PM (California Theatre, San Jose)
The Emmy Award-winning Canadian star of Orphan Black will be at Cinequest for the premiere of her new film Souls of Totality. Don’t miss this rare chance to spend time with one of the most talented actors working today.
The premiere of a film is always exciting, especially when you’re part of the first audience to see it. And, seeing a film with the filmmakers in attendance to engage in conversation with the audience after the screening? Priceless.
Use Promo Code “CANADACINEQUEST” for
SUN 3/46:00PM (HAM) and get $3 off ticket price!!!                      
Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12-year-old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, in this exciting thriller.
Also Showing: SAT 3/37:15PM (RWC) | WED 3/76:30PM (RWC) | FRI 3/9;12:45PM (RWC)
A fascinating exploration of a small mining town’s eccentric obsession with its legendary junior hockey team, and how the team and community thrive off one another.
FRI 3/27:15PM (3B) | SUN 3/45:40PM (RWC)
WED 3/77:15PM (HAM) | FRI 3/95:15PM (RWC)
Screwing up goes ballistic in this superb comedy of two hustlers who join forces to get money. But will they end up in jail or each other’s arms?
FRI 3/29:40PM (CAL) | SUN 3/47:35PM (RWC)
MON 3/511:30AM (3B) | SAT 3/107:45PM (RWC)
The incredibly powerful story of a single mom, who’s been treading water since her six-year old son was born, and now finds herself thrust in a fight for survival.
SAT 3/34:30PM (RWC) | MON 3/59:45PM (HAM)
THU 3/84:50PM (RWC) | FRI 3/97:15PM (RWC)
Starring Matt Wells (Scars, Designated Survivor), Michael Rowe (Arrow), and Natalie Brown (The Strain). A powerful and raw look at the effects of childhood trauma through the eyes of two estranged cousins.
FRI 3/28:30PM (RWC) | SUN 3/48:30PM (RWC)
TUE 3/612:45PM (3B) |THU 3/89:30PM (RWC)
Searching for answers, Stu Stone finds more than his old trading card collection. He finds his estranged father Jack, who disappeared over 20 years ago.
SAT 3/33:40PM (RWC) | SUN 3/44:45PM (RWC)
THU 3/82:30PM (HAM) | SUN 3/113:00PM (3B)
A family separated for decades is finally reunited, in this captivating examination of the “60s Scoop” – where indigenous children were taken away from their birth parents and given to non-indigenous families.
WED 2/286:00PM (RWC) |THU 3/11:45PM (3B)
WED 3/74:45PM (3B)
A delinquent teen is kicked out of heaven by her father (who happens to be God) until she is able to learn empathy.
FRI 3/29:00PM (RWC) | SUN 3/45:20PM (RWC)
TUE 3/67:15PM (RWC) | FRI 3/95:00PM (HAM)
A beautiful and captivating dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she’s the father of a 14-year-old boy.
SAT 3/36:45PM (RWC) | SUN 3/41:35PM (3B)
TUE 3/62:00PM (CAL) | SUN 3/1112:30PM (RWC)
WED 2/289:30PM (RWC) | THU 3/13:30PM (RWC)
SUN 3/411:00AM (3B) | MON 3/58:30PM (3B)
WED 2/282:15PM (3B) | THU 3/16:00PM (RWC)
FRI 3/25:15PM (RWC) | SUN 3/48:45PM (3B)
THU 3/18:30PM (RWC) | FRI 3/24:30PM (3B)
SAT 3/10; 12:55PM (RWC) | SUN 3/11; 5:15PM (3B)
FRI 3/2; 11:30PM (3B) | MON 3/5; 5:30PM (RWC)
FRI 3/9; 9:00PM (3B) | SAT 3/10; 10:20PM (RWC)
FRI 3/2; 1:45PM (3B) | SUN 3/4; 12:50PM (RWC)
TUE 3/6; 6:00PM (3B) | SUN 3/11; 3:15PM (RWC)
SAT 3/3; 11:15AM (HAM) | SAT 3/3; 9:30PM (RWC)
SUN 3/4; 8:30PM (HAM) | SAT 3/10; 7:50PM (RWC)
SUN 3/11; 10:15AM (HAM) |
THU 3/1; 9:30PM (RWC) | SAT 3/3; 1:05PM (RWC)
MON 3/5; 4:45PM (CAL) | SAT 3/10; 2:15PM (RWC)
To learn more about the full festival lineup, and to purchase festival passes, tickets to screenings and special events, visit
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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