CAN Announcements

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

Peter Behrens Colloquium
September 11
“Families, Histories, Novels.”
Dear Friends of Canadian Studies,
We are pleased to open the Fall 2018 Colloquium series with Governor General’s Award-winning Canadian author Peter Behrens. Behrens will speak at 11:30 AM on Tuesday September 11 in 223 Moses Hall.
PETER BEHRENS’s first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General’s Award, Canada’s most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O’Briens, “a major achievement.” Carry Me, his third novel, was published in February 2016. He is the author of two collections of short stories, Night Driving and Travelling Light. His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many anthologies. A native of Montreal, he held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University and is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Who: Award-winning author Peter Behrens
What: Canadian Studies Colloquium “Families, Histories, Novels.”
When: 11:30 AMTuesday September 11
Where: 223 Moses Hall
RSVP: No RSVP is required. Just show up!
Fall 2018 Colloquium Series
Tuesday September 11, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Families, Histories, Novels
Peter Behrens (Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)
Governor General’s Award Winner
Friday October 12, 3:30 PM, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Why Canadians Love Immigration and Americans Aren’t So Sure
Prof. Irene Bloemraad (Sociology, & Canadian Studies, UC Berkeley)
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
Tuesday November 6, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Quebec
Prof. Julie Burelle (Theater & Dance, University of California San Diego)
Co-Sponsored by Indigenous Americas Working Group
Tuesday November 13, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Could it Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump & Brexit
Michael Adams, OC (President, Environics Group)
Tuesday December 4, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Speakers: Edward Hildebrand Fellows (Canadian Studies Graduate Students)
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco | Silicon Valley
WLMK Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019
Harvard University
The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2019–2020 academic year, with the possibility of extending the fellowship for one additional year—conditional on the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, WCFIA associated faculty, and the co-hosting academic department.
The fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within 12 months of the August 1, 2019 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment. Those in possession of a PhD for more than five years are ineligible.
The fellowships provide an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for individual health insurance coverage. The fellows will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University’s wider community. Fellows receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.
Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; a teaching portfolio, containing a statement on teaching experience and syllabi; and three letters of recommendation.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
For more information about the WCFIA Canada Program, please visit:
Community Announcements
Quebec Elections
Des élections provinciales auront lieu au Québec le 1er octobre 2018. Voici le lien vers la section du site Web d’Élections Québec qui contient les conditions à remplir et les instructions pour voter hors Québec : ou pour la version anglaise. La demande d’inscription pour le vote hors Québec doit être reçue au plus tard le 12 septembre 2018 à 23 h 59, heure du Québec. Elle peut être faite en ligne ou par la poste.
Provincial elections will be held in Quebec on October 1, 2018. Here is the link to the section of the Elections Québec website which contains the conditions to be filled and instructions to vote outside Quebec: or for the English version. The application for registration for the vote outside Quebec must be received no later than September 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm, Québec time. It can be done online or by mail.
Canadian film at Global Climate Action Summit on Sept 13
The International Ocean Film Festival hosts a special screening of the award-winning Canadian film Bluefin: The Last of the Giants, a significant and internationally recognized documentary that highlights the dramatic decline of Bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic.
The first 15 minutes will include an excerpt from the film with the remaining 45-minute period incorporating a panel discussion. The discussion will feature the Canadian filmmaker John Hopkins and high-profile ocean experts discussing ocean policy for climate action. The screening will take place onThursday, September 13, 2018 from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm at Yerba Buena Gardens Center for the Arts at 701 Mission Street, in San Francisco, with a private reception to follow.
The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival is to save the ocean one film at a time. With the screening of Bluefin: The Last of the Giants, our goal is to inform our audiences of the understanding that good ocean stewardship is a critical component of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy.
This event is free, but EventBrite registration is required. Register at this link:
Canadian Films at 2018 SF Green Films Festival
The Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco has sponsored three Canadian films that are part of the 2018 SF Green Film Festival: Anote’s ArkSilas, and Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. In addition, the closing night feature film, The Condor & the Eagle, is a Canadian co-production and First Nations leader & activist Melina Laboucan-Massimo will be on stage at the Castro Theater for Q&A at the event. Closing night is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.
Save The Date
October 6 Thanksgiving
In partnership with the Digital Moose Lounge, Canadian Studies is pleased to present the 2nd annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving at Berkeley. Save the date of Saturday October 6. More information forthcoming.
Canadian Studies Program
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