CAN Announcements

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

Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 19
Dr. Selena Couture
Dr. Couture’s talk will discuss the increasingly frequent practice of Indigenous land acknowledgments in Canadian society and what implications this might have for local practices in the Bay Area. Through an engagement with methods and theoretical understandings from the field of performance studies, she examines when and how land acknowledgments can be decolonizing and when they can contribute to the continuation of settler colonial logics of whiteness.
Dr. Selena Couture is Assistant Professor in the Drama Department in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Research focuses on Canadian Indigenous Theatre, Performance and Decolonizing practices; Land, Place Names and Performance; Indigenous Language Revitalization Practices; Colonial Performance and the Construction of Whiteness; Archival Practices, the Repertoire and Historiographic Method.
Dr. Couture’s talk is co-sponsored by campus partners Native American Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, as well our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
11:30 AM, Tuesday February 19
223 Moses Hall
T.V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
He will speak on Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires To The Global Era. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 4:00pm-5:30pm
223 Moses Hall. More info here
4:00 PM, Tuesday February 12
223 Moses Hall
Upcoming Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 26
Dr. Peter Loewen
Peter Loewen is a Professor of Political Science, Global Affairs, and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He works on voting behaviour, elite behaviour, and the relationship between technology and good governance. His work is published in leading journals, including the American Political Science Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Political Science, Political Communication, and Transactions of the Royal Society B. He is a co-investigator of the Canadian Election Study and in 2015 was Co-Principal Investigator of the Local Parliament Project, the largest ever election study in Canada.
11:30 AM, Tuesday February 26
223 Moses Hall
Canadian Studies checked in with Cal Bears Ice Hockey coach Jeff Slusarz. Coach Slusarz has completed his 5-year term as Cal’s head coach, after an impressive Pac-8 playoff run this year. Cal has three Canadian players, coach Slusarz notes “Jordan Thompson (defense) and Ethan Crick (goalie), both from Alberta are still with the team” adding that the Albertans “have remained key members of the team. Jordan has been the team president this season. Another addition has been Gabriel Giammarco who was born in Toronto.” Giammarco, the coach pointed out “has been one of the top scorers for the team this season.”
Looking back at the 2018-2019 Cal Ice Hockey season, coach Slusarz had this to say, “The team finished the season strongly and achieved a first place finish in the PAC-8 South Division. Wins over USC, UCLA, SJ State, Oregon, Stanford and SD State highlighted the season. The game with Stanford has been a crowd favorite for several years. This year was no exception, with a full house crowd at the Oakland Ice Center.”
Coach Slusarz was awarded Pac-8 Hockey Coach of the Year in the 2017-2018 season. Chris Linden will be taking over as coach next season. Coach Slusarz added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Cal Ice Hockey Team. I plan to stay connected to the Canadian Studies Program.”
Cal Rugby will soon kick off a two game series against the University of British Columbia. Cal plays UBC at home in Berkeley on February 23. Cal Rugby then travels to Canada to face off against UBC in Vancouver on March 3. For more info visit the Cal Rugby website.
Community Events
Canadian Studies is pleased to share information about the below events from our community partners.
Our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco invite you to check out these upcoming events:
Feb 27 – Consul General Rana Sarkar to speak at Hayward Chamber of Commerce:
March 7, 7pm – SF International Ocean Film Festival. The opening night film is the Bay Area premiere of the Canadian film Sharkwater Extinction from Rob Stewart:
Our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge invite you to check out this upcoming event:
On February 16, 2019, join the Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade as we cheer on the Vancouver Canucks vs. the San Jose Sharks!
Join us in the “Veranda” area before and during the game to mix and mingle with the group. Your ticket includes access to a balcony that has a meal included and 2 drink tickets and a private bar.
Spots are limited, so make sure to get yours early! Buy tickets at this link:
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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