CAN Announcements

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

Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Colloquium Nov 06
Prof. Julie Burelle, UCSD
Julie Burelle holds a PhD from the joint program in Drama and Theatre at UC San Diego and UC Irvine. Originally from Quebec, Canada, Julie has studied and taught theatre on both coasts of Canada and of the United States. She earned a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Toronto. Julie’s research is invested in a decolonizing project and is in conversation with the fields of Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, and Native American studies among others. Her most recent work focuses on how questions of First Nations sovereignty, cultural identity, and nationhood are negotiated through performances in the particular context of Quebec, a province whose national aspirations have often occupied center stage. Her case studies include theatrical and cinematic performances, and political and land-based protests. Julie has presented her work in multiple international settings and she has published in TheatreForum, TDR:The Drama Review, Dance Research Journal, as well as in various edited volumes.
As a practitioner, Julie works in collaborative settings and has served as a dramaturg for plays (most recently for Native Voices at the Autry, and for The Trip’s Orpheus and Eurydice), for dance projects (Les Noces Allyson Green / La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Dee(a)r Spine by Sam Mitchell) and for documentary films (Québékoise by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins).
Dr. Burelle is the recipient of the 2017 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Distinguished Teaching Award at UCSD — honoring her superb DEI teaching, cultural advocacy and public service efforts — and the 2018 Hellman Fellowship to pursue her research on Indigenous theatre and dance in Québec, Canada.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Indigenous Americas Working Group
11:30 AM, Tuesday November 06
223 Moses Hall
Bloemraad Featured Scholar of 2018
Irene Bloemraad was honored by the Center for Migration Studies and SAGE Publishing as the International Migration Review’s “Featured Scholar of 2018.” She delivered a keynote address at the annual Center for Migration Studies symposium in New York on “Understanding Membership in a World of Global Migration: (How) Does Citizenship Matter?”
Staged Readings By Beth Piatote
See Canadian Studies Affiliated Professor Beth Piatote in this limited run production!
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology | 102 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
November 06, 2018
5:30 PM
Staged Readings
By Beth Piatote
Directed by Jenni(f)er Tamayo
Free Event | Register Here
In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.
Limited run
Preview: Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30PM
Performances: Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00PM and 7:00PM
located at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall
Doors will open for chair and floor seating 30 minutes prior to each show.
ADA accessible.
Sponsored by
Upcoming Colloquium Nov 13
Michael Adams, Environics
From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world.
Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right, populist politicians channeling anger at out-of-touch “elites” are gaining ground across Europe. In vote after shocking vote, citizens of Western democracies have pushed their anger to the top of their governments’ political agendas. The votes have varied in their particulars, but their unifying feature has been rejection of moderation, incrementalism, and the status quo.
Amid this roiling international scene, Canada appears placid, at least on the surface. As other societies retrench, the international media have taken notice of Canada’s welcome of Syrian refugees, its half-female federal cabinet, and its acceptance of climate science and mixed efforts to limit its emissions. After a year in power, the centrist federal government continues to enjoy majority approval, suggesting an electorate not as bitterly split as the ones to the south or in Europe.
As sceptics point out, however, Brexit and a Trump presidency were unthinkable until they happened. Could it be that Canada is not immune to the same forces of populism, social fracture, and backlash that have afflicted other parts of the world? Our largest and most cosmopolitan city elected Rob Ford. Conservative Party leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch proposes a Canadian values test for immigrants and has called the Trump victory “exciting.” Anti-tax demonstrators in Alberta chanted “lock her up” in reference to Premier Rachel Notley, an elected leader accused of no wrongdoing, only policy positions the protesters disliked.
Pollster and social values researcher Michael Adams takes Canadians into the examining room to see whether we are at risk of coming down with the malaise affecting other Western democracies. Drawing on major social values surveys of Canadians and Americans in 2016—as well as decades of tracking data in both countries—Adams examines our economy, institutions, and demographics to answer the question: could it happen here?
Canadian Studies Colloquium
11:30 AM, Tuesday November 13
223 Moses Hall
Announcements from Partner Canadian Studies Programs
The below comes to us from our friends at the University of Washington Canadian Studies Center:
Dear Friends,
We’re recruiting for the University of Washington Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies (2018-2019). Please consider applying or forward to your Canadian colleagues!
The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Arctic Studies will be open to Canadian scholars that meet the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright Program. Specifically, the Chair will be focused on issues pertaining to Arctic Studies. Scholars and practitioners are invited to apply. Research interests may include the natural sciences, social sciences, arts or humanities. The Chair will carry out the program of research, teaching and service outlined in the successful application.
The teaching requirement includes a one-quarter, 3-credit, upper division seminar (ARCTIC 401) focused on the applicant’s research interests and appropriate to the students enrolled in the University of Washington’s minor in Arctic Studies. In addition, the Chair will provide the annual Fulbright Lecture focused on emerging issues and developments in the Arctic region and serve on the advisory board of the polar science and policy institute to build collaborative relations with Arctic scholars, scientists, and Indigenous organizations.
The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair is sponsored by the UW Office of Global Affairs; Division of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; and, College of the Environment. It is administered and housed in the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
Nadine Fabbi, Ed.D.
Managing Director
Canadian Studies Center | Arctic & International Relations
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
More information:
·    Follow this link for general info on the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic Studies.
·    How to apply? Follow this link for more information.
·    Learn more about previous Fulbright Chairs in Arctic Studies at the UW using this link.
The below comes to us from our friends at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada:
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 Eakin Fellowship. We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward the following to your e-mail listservs. We’ve also attached our PDF advertisement in both English and French. Thank you!
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The Fellowship is awarded for periods of one or two academic semesters to an active scholar focusing on studies related to Canada. It is awarded for periods of one or two academic semesters to a scholar with a Ph.D., normally on sabbatical from their own academic institution. The position is open, in terms of rank and discipline, to dynamic scholars who can enrich the study of Canada with fresh perspectives. The Fellowship may also be awarded to an individual outside of the academic community, whose writing, research or public career are making a significant contribution to intellectual life in Canada.
The incumbent is expected to teach one undergraduate course in Canadian Studies at McGill University, deliver the Eakin Lecture (one Fellow per year), participate in the activities of the Institute, and pursue exchanges with colleagues at McGill and other institutions.
The Fellowship will offer a stipend of $15,000 per semester.
Applicants are invited to send:
·         Letter of Application
·         Curriculum Vitae
·         Letter of Reference
·         Course Proposal for an Advanced Seminar in Canadian Studies (one page maximum)
·         Indication of term preference: Fall 2019, Winter 2020, or a full year
Please send application materials by January 2, 2019 to:
Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
3463 Peel Street
Montréal (QC), H3A 1W7
or by email
Phone: (514) 398-8920
Fax: (514) 398-7336
The Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies was created with the generous support of the Eakin Family in memory of William R. Eakin.
Thank you very much!
Sincerely Yours,
The MISC Team
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
3463 Peel Street
Montreal, QC H3A 1W7
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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