CAN Election Events & Announcements

Note these events from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Canadian Election Events
October 2019
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program for events surrounding the 43rd Canadian Election
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 21
Election Results Watch Party
Open To Everyone
109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch returns from Canada’s 43rd Federal Election. Refreshments provided.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge.
Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30 PM
109 Moses (IGS Library)
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Bloemraad Named Class of 1951 Chair
We are delighted to announce that Chancellor Carol Christ has named Irene Bloemraad to the Class of 1951 Chair, in addition to her role as Chair of Canadian Studies. The Class of 1951 Chair recognizes Bloemraad as “one of Berkeley’s most distinguished faculty members.”
Other Canadian Events on Campus
The Derek Miller Band in Concert
This special event starring The Derek Miller Band will also feature clips from the film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, in which the band appears.
Two-time JUNO winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Derek Miller from Six Nations of the Grand River is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for guitar oriented roots-inflected rock with a pop sensibility. With his unique take on roots rock, and soul- stirring blues, Derek Miller is a force of musical nature. Presented by On The Same Page. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-accomodated basis.
The Multicultural Community Center, in the MLK Student Union
Mon, 10/21/2019 – 6:00pm. More info:
Canadian Performer Tanya Lukin Linklater
Please join the Center for Race & Gender on Thursday, Oct. 17 for a presentation by Tanya Lukin Linklater, an Aluutiq choreographer and performer from Canada, in conversation with TDPS graduate students Belgica del Rio and Jennif(f)er Tamayo at 4 p.m. in 691 Barrows.Light refreshments served. RSVP at
Employment Opportunities
Staff Position:
UC Berkeley Canadian Studies is hiring!
Canadian Studies is hiring a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time program coordinator position shared between the Canadian Studies Program (50%) and the Institute of International Studies (50%). For full consideration, please submit your application by October 30th, 2019. (Applicants are advised to disregard a sentence in the job posting about a preliminary review date of October 14, this is required university verbiage not relevant to this particular job posting). The full job posting is here.
Applications will only be accepted via the official Berkeley jobs portal at the above link. Applicatants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Elliott Smith or Irene Bloemraad
Faculty Positions:
Western Washington University Canadian-American Studies is hiring!
The Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University is hiring two tenure-track faculty positions.
Fellowship Opportunities
Exciting new Fulbright Canada program for U.S. Undergraduate Students- Deadline Oct 31st 2019
Given the increasing commitment of colleges and universities in both countries to provide more opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and our own recognition of the relevance of providing undergraduate students with enriching opportunities, Fulbright Canada and Mitacs have partnered to create the new Fulbright Canada- Mitacs Globalink program.
This program will provide high performing U.S. students with the opportunity to be part of a 10 to 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.
Mitacs, our partner in this new initiative, is a federally funded, national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for some 20 years. Working with 70 universities, 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, they support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
We would welcome your support in identifying and encouraging your students to apply for such an opportunity. Details of the program are outlined below.
The application deadline is Oct 31st 2019.
Given the relatively short official recruitment period, we would kindly ask that you reach out to those students who might be interested asap.
Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink program
Program Summary
1.       U.S. students will come to Canada to undertake advanced research projects.
2.       Projects will cover a broad cross-section of research topics including most academic disciplines.
3.       Students will spend 10 to 12 weeks (May – October) in Canada on a research project in their area of interest.
4.       Students will be placed at a Canadian university and undertake a supervised research project.
5.       Students will be given the opportunity to take part in a program of professional training.
6.       Students may interact with companies of interest through tours or individual meetings.
7.       Students will have extensive opportunities for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.
Participants in this program must:
1.       be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited university located in the United States;
2.       be a United States citizen, and hold a valid U.S. passport;
3.       have at least one semester remaining in their program of study as of Fall 2020;
4.       have a competitive grade point average;
5.       be available to spend between 10 to 12 weeks in Canada between May and October; and
6.       apply by October 31, 2019.
Students who participate in this program will have:
1.       access to the prestigious worldwide Fulbright network;
2.       access to some of Canada’s top research facilities;
3.       the opportunity to gain valuable international experience;
4.       a rewarding experience combining academic research, professional skills, and personal growth; and,
5.       a grant in the amount of CAD$7800
To apply, students must provide:
1.       a completed application form;
2.       transcripts from their home university or college;
3.       a current Curriculum Vitae (CV);
4.       two letters of reference; and,
5.       a personal statement.
The program is highly competitive. Students will be evaluated on a combination of factors including their record of academic achievement, their personal statement, their current skills and interests as they apply to the proposed program, fit to program, and letters of recommendation.
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
We apologize for the length of this email. Due to the blackout last week, a number or news items that were scheduled to be sent to you in a shorter, more timely email, were not published while the university was closed. We aim for brevity and timeliness, thank you for reading.
Canadian Studies Program
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Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

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