Monthly Archives: June 2018

Performance enhancers and war go hand in hand

From the Legion Magazine.

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Performance enhancers and war go hand in hand

Performance enhancers and war go hand in hand

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The use of performance-enhancing drugs has a long history in war, both as a product of state-sanctioned programs and illicit use by participants. Stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines have been used to create better soldiers by improving stamina, overcoming sleeplessness, eliminating fatigue and boosting fighting spirit. Downers such as alcohol, opiates, morphine, heroin, marijuana and barbiturates have addressed with varying success the soldier’s greatest enemy—shattered nerves.


Medical aid in the deep freeze

Medical aid in the deep freeze

Story by Sharon Adams

Climate change has increased interest—and traffic—in the Arctic. This raises new threats to national security and sovereignty and increases chances of environmental disasters, shipwrecks and plane crashes, any of which may call for the scrambling of the Canadian Armed Forces, at any time of the year.


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This week in history
This Week in History

June 19, 1917

King George V (right), seen here with his cousin Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, orders the royal surname changed from the Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.


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Happy Canada Day!

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CAN June Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian-focused organizations in the San Francisco bay area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
Message from the Consul General
Dear Canadians and Friends of Canada,
Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed that no matter who we love or how we identify, all of us deserve to feel safe and secure, live free from discrimination and persecution, and express ourselves fully. We must continue to fight against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia, and to defend gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation rights. I am personally committed to fight hatred, honour love, and defend human rights for all.
It is in this spirit that I would like to invite you to join me to march together in the San Francisco Pride parade on Sunday June 24th.
Please note the link here for the invitation/RSVP. Please forward to your Canadian friends :
The march will begin around 11:00am, at the Embarcadero, and will end at the City Hall, at around 14:00. Please join me, together, we can build a world where all of us are free to be who we are and love who we love.
Dress comfortably, colorfully, bring your friends, family, your dogs…and your bottle of water. The exact departure point will be communicated very soon – look for Canadian rainbow flags.
For the first time this year, we will be joining the Mexican Consulate as a demonstration of North American solidarity!
Looking forward to meeting you!
Rana Sarkar
Consul General
San Francisco
Catching up with past Hildebrand Fellows
Edward M. Hildebrand Fellows are Berkeley Graduate Students who have received financial support for their dissertation research from Canadian Studies.
Brendan Shanahan, History
Brendan will be teaching US History here at Cal in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Caitlin Tom, Political Science
Caitlin has accepted a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Glendon College Political Science Department at York University in Toronto.
Canadian Studies Program
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Last minute gifts for Father’s Day 🎁

From the Legion Magazine.

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Get Dad a gift subscription to Canada’s Ultimate Story!

Our next edition in the award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story is The March to Victory: Canada’s Final 100 Days of the Great War.

In The March to Victory: Canada’s Final 100 Days of the Great War—Aug. 8 to Nov. 11, 1918—the Canadian Corps fought several great battles before Germany surrendered, ending “the war to end war.” It was arguably the greatest success in our military history. Includes action-packed battle maps! It makes the perfect gift for any history enthusiast!

Get dad a gift subscription to Canada‘s Ultimate Story!
Crime, Canadian Style
Who are the most notorious Criminals in Canadian History?

Crime, Canadian Style
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• Escape Artists
• Train Robbers
• Bootleggers
• Sex Scandals 

• And so much more….

Step into our award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story with the latest addition to our online store – Crime, Canadian Style.

Take a trip to Canada’s seedy underbelly and meet the perpetrators of some of the country’s most notorious felonies and misdemeanors. From the earliest assassins and duellists to the latest scammers and bunglers, Crime, Canadian Style scopes out the bad seeds and delivers them to justice—while you ride shotgun.


Happy Father’s Day Package!
Happy Father’s Day Package!

Happy Father’s Day!
Gift Pacakge | Only $59.95

This Father’s Day, give Dad the gift of rich Canadian history with the Happy Father’s Day Package. This includes our award-winning WW I Collection and WW II Collection, as well as a personalized Father’s Day note on card stock paper. The Special Issues include:

• WW I: The War That Shaped A Nation 
• Canada And The Great War: The Battles
• The Somme

• WW II: The War That Had To Be Won
• Liberating Normandy
• The Fight For Italy

ACT FAST! June 17 is fast approaching! Be sure to order early so it arrives in time.


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