CAN Election Events & Thanksgiving

A series of events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Canadian Election Events
October 2019
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program for four events surrounding the 43rd Canadian Election
Monday October 7, 4:00 PM, Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito CA
Debate Watch Party: Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate
Watch the debate with fans of Canadian politics. Free pizza provided, purchase your beverages. Canadian bar specials will include $4 Molson, $5 Canadian Club, $6 Crown Royal. Age 21+ only.
Tuesday October 8, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Understanding the Federal Election Campaign – Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC
Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all. Dr. Johnston’s talk is co-sponsored by the Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research.
Monday October 21, 5:30 PM, 109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party
Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free, open to all. The watch party is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies. RSVP Requested:
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
These events are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Next Event: Monday October 7
Debate Watch Party
Canadian Leaders’ Debate
English Language Debate
(Age 21+ Only)
Melodee Cocktails, El Cerrito CA
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English Language Canadian Federal Leaders’ Debate at Melodee Cocktails in El Cerrito, California. Melodee Cocktails is located within the El Cerrito Plaza (next to Trader Joe’s). There is plenty of free parking, and numerous transit options. BART: El Cerrito Plaza station. AC Transit: lines 72, 72M, 72R, 79 and 80.
This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only. Free pizza will be provided; purchase your own beverages at the bar. Canadian bar specials will include $4 Molson, $5 Canadian Club, $6 Crown Royal. Questions? Call Elliott at 510-642-0531 or email
Monday, October 7, 2019
4:00 PM
Melodee Cocktails
240 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
3rd Annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving with Digital Moose Lounge
Join Canadian Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge, the Bay Area’s Canadian civic & business community organization, for a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving. Tickets are required, and must be purchased online at
Full price tickets are $64, plus ticketing fees.
UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates of Canadian Studies may purchase a half price ticket for $34 plus ticketing fees by entering code BERKELEYFACULTY.
UC Berkeley Students may purchase a discount ticket for $10 plus ticketing fees by entering code BERKELEYSTUDENTS. No UC Berkeley student will be denied a ticket due to lack of funds, if you cannot afford the student ticket price contact Elliott Smith at or 510-642-0531.
Saturday October 12
5:30 PM
Alumni House
Community Announcements
Fellowship Opportunity
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is Seeking 2020-2021 Canada Fellowship Applicants
Launched in 2016, CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two mid-career U.S. professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (prorated if less than twelve months) as well as a travel allowance. Interested candidates should apply online by October 31.
2017-2018 Fellow: Lindsay Rodman, Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense
2018-2019 Fellow: Michelle Egan, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University
2019-2020 Fellows: Diane Alleva Cáceres, President and Chief Executive Officer, Market Access International, Inc.; and Whitney Haring-Smith, Managing Partner, Anzu Partners
Election Information
For Canadians living in the United States, please visit the Elections Canada website to learn more about how to vote abroad.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720


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