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Canadian Studies News & Events
Next Colloquium
December 10, 2019
Tyler Nodine, UC Berkeley
Tuesday December 10, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Speaker – Tyler Nodine, UC Berkeley Graduate Student & Hildebrand Fellow with Canadian Studies
Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty:
The role of adaptive management in an international water management agreement
The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a nearly 60-year-old agreement between the U.S and Canada that has been recognized globally as a model for international cooperation on hydropower and flood control objectives. However, the treaty has also had detrimental social and environmental implications. Now the Treaty is being renegotiated and adaptive management may help optimize multiple objectives in the face of an uncertain climate future. This talk will cover a brief history of the Columbia basin, benefits and impacts of the original CRT agreement, and possible future directions of the Treaty. Tyler will also share insights from a workshop on adaptive management hosted by the Canadian Studies Program in spring 2019 and introduce his current research focused on managing CRT reservoirs for ecosystem function.
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Courtesy Forwards
Fulbright Canada-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship Program
Joint Chair in Contemporary Public Policy
About our Partner:
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation supports advanced research in the Social Sciences and Humanities while offering audacious, cutting-edge doctoral students the opportunity to develop skills as engaged leaders with meaningful impact in their institutions and communities.
The Foundation is interested in scholars that undertake research in the Social Sciences and Humanities and under four themes:
  • Human Rights and Dignity,
  • Responsible Citizenship,
  • Canada and the World, and
  • People and their Natural Environment.
  • $25,000 for a 4-month residential exchange at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) based at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec
  • Access to Fulbright Canada and Trudeau Foundation active and alumni communities and resources
  • Additional allowance of up to CDN $15,000 for research, travel and networking
  • Eligibility to apply for Fulbright Canada alumni grants to take on community projects
  • Opportunity to participate in events hosted by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, including at least one five-day scientific conference hosted by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s Institutes of Engaged Leadership. The scientific theme for 2020 is Technology & Ethics.
 Institutes of Engaged Leadership
Scholars taking up the joint visiting Chair in Contemporary Public Policy will have the opportunity to participate in at least one five-day scientific conference component of the Trudeau Foundation’s Institutes of Engaged Leadership as a participant, facilitator, teacher and/or speaker, and prepare any key-related readings or material in preparation.
The opportunity would not only be for the benefit of Scholars attending the Institutes, but also to the visiting Chair, in sharing their knowledge, learning from others and expanding their networks.
Fellows taking up the joint visiting Chair in Contemporary Public Policy will have a multi-faceted opportunity to contribute to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s mission, by acting as guides and mentors to the next generation of bold, innovative Scholars. This critical role means fostering the development of Scholars—all of whom are PhD students in the social sciences and humanities—so they become public educators with meaningful impact in their institutions and communities. The Fulbright Canada – Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow will receive an allowance of up to CDN $15,000 to support mentorship activities that empower Scholars to become engaged leaders of tomorrow.
·         United States Citizenship (Dual Citizenship US/CAN are also eligible)
·         Be a US-based scholar
·         PhD or equivalent terminal professional degree (at the time of taking the award)
·         English proficiency
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Starting Date: some activities start June 2020 with September 2020 being the beginning of residency
Application instructions:
·         Project Statement: between 3 to 5 pages of description + Bibliography
·         Tailored Curriculum Vitae: up to 6 pages
·         Recommendation Letters: two references letters received by January 30, 2020 to be submitted to the email:
·         Complete application form
 The application platform will be available shortly.
We would very much appreciate it if you can also share this information with colleagues that may be interested.
For more information about the award and application process please see this website.
For further questions, please contact Paulo Carvalho:
Québec 2020
The 22nd Biennial Conference of the ACQS
October 21-25, 2020, at the Hôtel Le Concorde, Québec City
The American Council for Québec Studies invites proposals for papers and panels for our upcoming conference in October 2020. For this conference held in the national capital of Québec, we hope to give space to multiple openings and exchanges. We welcome and will consider proposals related to any aspect of Québec studies, including Québec’s diasporas and the Francophone presence in the Americas. We are open to a wide range of approaches across the Social and Physical Sciences and Humanities. Submissions of both individual papers and complete panels are encouraged. Please consult our website ( for more details.
To submit an abstract: All submissions (abstracts of +/-250 words) are made via the ACQS website. Conference presentations can be made in French or English. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is April 1st, 2020.
To post a panel description on the ACQS website in order to solicit abstracts: Send the title of your proposed session and a short description (+/- 250 words), as well as your name, affiliation, and contact information to Yulia Bosworth, Vice President, at To submit a complete session: Each presenter should submit abstracts individually, indicating the full session’s title and its chair or organizer where requested.
The ACQS is happy to announce a discounted group rate at the Hôtel Le Concorde, situated on a splendid site in the national capital. A link for reservations will be posted on the ACQS website in Spring 2020. We remind you that each conference participant must register and become a member of the association.
Call for submissions
Quebec and Francophone Studies Conference
A collaboration between Carleton University’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and Trent University’s Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies
March 20th-21st, 2020, Ottawa, Ontario
How do we understand, identify, name and problematize the physical, political, historical, cultural, identity-based and memorial spaces francophones live in, where questions about belonging are at play and performed in North America? Does the relationship to one or more of these tangible and intangible places, or even to a superimposed composition of several of these spaces, contribute to the manifestation of belonging to a language, a region, a territory, a culture, a social class or a country? What about the identity-based relationship to the national capital? Intrinsic to the ideology of Pierre Elliot Trudeau and his vision of Canada, official bilingualism was, in addition to provide an anchor for the unity of the nation, a commitment to the development of linguistic minorities (Official Languages Act of 1985), a strategy of resistance to assimilation, and a way of separating ethnicity from language and allowing more openness to immigration (Pierre E. Trudeau, 1969). If the French language became one of two official languages – state sponsored, in a minority position to English, and largely politicized – discussions about francophone communities in minority settings in Canada continue to raise polarizing ideas about the quality of the French language, the importance of French-Canadian heritage and the threat of assimilation. In her recent documentary Denise au pays des Francos, Denise Bombardier makes a distinction between francophones of French-Canadian heritage outside of Quebec and immigrant francophone Canadians. Is Quebec as a nation still a home (in the sense of Heimat) where Francophone Canadiens can find refuge and nourishment so they can move surviving to thriving?
The Université de l’Ontario Français project is now on the rails. Here in Ontario, we can indeed see that one hundred years after Regulation 17 and more than twenty years after having won the battle to maintain the Montfort Hospital (1997) it is time to take stock of the collective identity of Franco-Ontarians and to celebrate the thriving francophone minority communities of North America. What is really going on? Does a Canadian Francophonie exist? How do we give Francophones a voice in politics in a rhetoric of reparation given that the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) reveals the ravages caused by the residential school system, where the goal was largely to extinguish Indigenous languages? How do we now approach the history and the status of French as a colonial language? What about the relationship between Francophones to each other, to the Quebecois, to other minority contexts, and to Indigenous peoples? This conference is held in an Anglophone setting of a unilingual anglophone university – in Canada’s officially bilingual national capital with a goal of creating a space for exchanges between francophone and Francophile researchers from all North American spaces – whether they are from Quebec or outside of Quebec, Canadians, Americans, Indigenous, French or English speaking, in order to create bridges between people, communities, networks and disciplines.
The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University, in collaboration with the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University, invites academic and independent researchers, and Master and PhD level students to join us to reflect on these questions. The conference will take place March 20th and 21st 2020, to mark International Francophonie Day. We are accepting suggestions for panel topics as well as individual proposals. We invite proposals in French and English about francophones minorities in Canada, Franco-Americans, Cajuns, Acadians, Quebecois, Indigenous peoples, and French-speaking immigrant communities, particularly those related to:
  1. Identity performance among linguistic and cultural minorities;
  2. Representations in collective narratives and the construction of counter-narratives;
  3. Mobility, attachment to place, and social movements; and
  4. The preservation and revitalization of language.
We are accepting proposals from interdisciplinary and discipline-based researchers such as Quebec studies, Francophone studies, Indigenous studies, Canadian studies, sociology, history, museum or archival studies, political science, anthropology, literature and the performing arts, media studies and religious studies. To submit your proposal please send a 300-word resume of your paper and a brief 100-word biography by December 19th, 2019.
Proposals will be evaluated, and successful speakers will be contacted in January 2020. Additional information on the location of the conference and registration process will be sent at that time. We hope to offer simultaneous translation in English and French. The level of support available to participants will depend on funding received.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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