CAN Announcements

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

Canadian Studies Announcements
Canadian Family Thanksgiving: Saturday October 6
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area’s Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.
Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. Give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Enjoy slow smoked turkey, pulled pork, sausages, veggie meatloaf, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a complimentary host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. There will be networking and family-friendly entertainment throughout the night.
Tickets are required! Regular priced tickets ($64 for Early Bird) may be purchased directly online with credit card from the Digital Moose Lounge at this link:
Reduced-Priced tickets are available to affiliates of Canadian Studies at the rate of $10 USD for students and staff, $32 for faculty and affiliates. Reduced-Priced tickets must be purchased with cash or check by emailing – Subject Line – THANKSGIVING.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving
5 PMSaturday October 6, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Next Colloquium October 12
Prof. Irene Bloemraad
Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure?
Irene Bloemraad Professor, Sociology; Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Irene Bloemraad’s research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of immigration for politics and understandings of citizenship. Her publications include the book Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Her expertise led her to serve, in 2014–15, as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. She believes that excellence in research and teaching should go hand-in-hand and is the proud recipient of multiple Cal teaching and mentorship awards.
Sponsored by: Canadian Studies and BIMI as part of 2018 Homecoming Week.We recommend arriving early to ensure seats are available. Dr. Bloemraad’s talk is being publicized widely as part of the “Lectures and Learning Opportunities” section of Homecoming Week.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
3:30 PMFriday October 12
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
The below comes to us from the Council on Foreign Relations:
We are delighted to bring to your attention the International Affairs Fellowship in Canada sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, which provides selected fellows the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution working on U.S.-Canada relations. Geared for mid-career U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy, the program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration is less than twelve months) as well as a modest travel allowance. The online application deadline is October 31.
Interested candidates should visit and/or email
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.