CAN Announcements

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


Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Tuesday March 19
Canadian Language and Culture and Citizenship Development: Academic Literacy Interventions using New Technologies for Immigrant and International Youth in Canadian Universities
Dr. Jia Li
Canada has a comparatively open immigration policy. On average the country has accepted about 200,000 immigrants and refugees a year over the past decade, one of the highest per capita admission rates in the world. In addition, Canada has been one of the top preferred countries for international students because of a wide selection of programs in top educational institutions, and great potential of job opportunities. As a result, Canada universities accommodate immigrant and international students from countries where the language and the culture of pedagogy may not align with students’ needs to acquire content-based language and culture competence required for their academic success and development of Canadian citizenship critical to Canada’s economic growth. This talk reports on my research work for the past few years, focusing on empirical intervention studies using new technologies to engage university English learners who are current or former immigrant and international students. It aimed to enhance their learning of English for Academic Purposes and develop in-depth understanding of Canadian culture. The talk will focus particularly on two research projects by my team: including (1) an intervention study using drama and filmmaking activities based on a Canadian novel, and (2) an intervention study using text messaging to facilitate immigrant and international youth’s learning of the issues of contemporary Canada. Qualitative and quantitative research results will be reported, including the excerpts of interview transcripts and film clips students made. Suggestions will be made for further research and pedagogical practice.
Co-Sponsored by the Berkeley Language Center
11:30 AM, Tuesday March 19
223 Moses Hall
The 2019 Cal Big Give starts tonight, March 13, and runs through 9:00 PM March 14. If you are planning on giving to Cal during this annual online fundraiser, please consider giving to Canadian Studies! You can make a secure contribution online at this link, or by check mailed to Canadian Studies, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley CA 94720-2308 USA.
Donations received during the Cal Big Give are eligible for contest matches from central campus. Canadian Studies’ hashtag for social media posts this year is #CalPOLARbears. If you are participating in the Cal Big Give and use social media, please use our hashtag #CalPOLARbears in a post to help Canadian Studies win additional bonus prizes! More info forthcoming!
Co-Sponsored Talk Monday March 18
Wilson Center Internships
Canadian Concert at Stanford
Oscar, With Love
A Tribute to the Late Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson was one of the finest pianists of the 20th century. Beloved by jazz and classical audiences alike, it was not as widely known that this man Duke Ellington dubbed “the maharajah of the keyboard” was also a prolific composer. During the course of the year in 2015, 17 jazz greats were gathered by Kelly Peterson, the pianist’s widow, to change this. The result was this unique program and recording Oscar, With Love.
Performers Benny Green, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Gerald Clayton, Justin Kauflin, Robi Botos, piano; John Clayton, bass
Host Céline Peterson, daughter of Oscar Peterson
Canadian Studies Program
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