CAN Announcements

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

Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 26
Dr. Peter Loewen
The 2015 Canadian federal election was a dynamic affair. Each of the three major parties held the lead in polls at some point in the campaign. However, by the end of the campaign the Tories finished where they started, the Liberals pulled far ahead, and the NDP saw all their previous gains fall away. Why did this happen? Using data from the Local Parliament Project, I show that there were two related forces underwriting the Liberal victory. First, increasingly positive evaluations of the leadership of Justin Trudeau. Second, increased expectations that the Liberals could defeat the governing Conservatives. By contrast, the victory was not easily attributable to issue positions or economic performance. I conclude the talk by considering the implications of these findings for the next federal election, to be held in October 2019.
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 Sproul Fellow Jia Li seeks student participants for an upcoming Canadian Film Study Project. For more information contact Professor Li at
Call for Proposals
Association for Canadian Studies in the United States 25thBiennial Conference
Canada: Forces of Inclusion and Exclusion
November 13–16, 2019
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec
Conference Theme—Disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary scholarly inquiries dedicated to examining the conference theme of inclusion/exclusion in Canada and Canadian affairs are encouraged. In what ways can Canada be regarded as an inclusive society by the international community? What policies has Canada established and pursued over the past 150 years to foster and expand inclusivity? Have there been notable variations over time, across issues and governments, and in Canada’s approach toward inclusivity? How might these be explained? How is Canada currently positioning itself to embrace inclusivity given the variety of global concerns in the international community?
We welcome papers and panel proposals from graduate students, professors, independent scholars, practitioners, and exceptional undergraduates.Scholars interested in submitting a proposal should forward a working title and abstract of no more than 300 words along with a current vitae (2 pgs. maximum) to the appropriate section chairs no later than April 15, 2019. Paper presenters must be current ACSUS members. Confirmations will be sent to participants by May 15, 2019.
Digital Moose Lounge
Please note: Canadian Studies is pleased to forward the below as a courtesy announcement from our valued community partner, the Digital Moose Lounge. Canadian Studies and UC Berkeley do not endorse any particular tax strategy or tax professional.
You’re Invited to the 2019 Cross-Border Estate, Tax, and Investment Wealth Management Panel Discussion
Digital Moose Lounge Members and Friends!  Our panel will be on hand to answer your Estate, Tax, Investment and Wealth Management questions. Limited seats available, so get your tickets early.
The Panel:
Your Host: Wayne Baxter, One Capital Management, LLC
Wayne works with families, residing in the U.S. and Canadian residents with U.S. investment assets.  He advises wealthy families on growing, protecting and ultimately distributing their wealth in an effective and efficient manner according to their personal goals.
While practicing in Canada with Investment Planning Counsel, The Baxter Team grew from one location in 1994 to four Southern Ontario locations in Etobicoke, North York, Georgetown, and Newmarket.
James Stephens, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law
James is designated by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. He is a member of the Trusts & Estates section of the California State Bar (1998-2019).
His law practice focuses on estate planning (Will and Trust drafting), probate and trust administration (including court appearances and tax compliance), contested estate matters (litigation), and cross-border estate planning.
Marc Gedeon, Esq., CPA (CA), CPA, CA (ON)
Marc is a licensed as an Attorney and CPA in California and licensed as a CPA, CA in Ontario. His firm, Gedeon Law & CPA is a unique team that represents select clients in the USA, Canada, and Australia in cross-border tax matters.
Started in 2006, Gedeon Law & CPA is California’s only specialized U.S.-Canada cross border tax firm and is the only cross border tax firm officially licensed to practice in both California and Ontario, Canada.
Randol Curtis, CFA, One Capital Management, LLC
Randol is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for One Capital Management, LLC. One Capital Management’s investment philosophy is that in order to achieve our clients’ objectives, capital must be deployed around the globe to reach assets with high real return. Randol is a member of the firm’s Investment Advisory Committee, specializing in Fixed Income Investing.
Prior to joining One Capital Management LLC, Randol was a founding partner of C-QUADRAT Asset Management (UK) LLP, and past Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in London, UK, where he served as Lead Portfolio Manager of the Global Convertible Funds for both the Morgan Stanley Institutional Management (MSIM) and the Private Wealth Management Divisions in Europe. Previously, he was a member of the Morgan Stanley international convertible bond research team which earned the #1 ranking by Institutional Investor Magazine.
 Registration check-ins start at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided. For any questions about this event, please email us at
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley213 Moses Hall #2308Berkeley, CA 94720


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