CAN Announcements

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


Canadian Studies Announcements
Postdoctoral Opportunity in Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley
The Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley is excited to announce that we’ve been approved for a one-year post-doc position with a focus on immigration and Canadian politics. Please help us spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!
This is a 12-month, 100% time position, beginning August 1, 2020. 80% of the holder’s time will be dedicated to projects developed in collaboration with the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; 20% of the holder’s time is reserved for their own research and writing. There is no teaching obligation.
The successful candidate will oversee the fielding of online surveys of Canadian attitudes on immigration, and help advance possible parallel surveys in the United States and other immigrant-receiving countries. Other projects will leverage the postdoctoral scholar’s interests and strengths, ideally complementing the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative’s Mapping Spatial Inequality project and/or the focus of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s new Boundaries, Membership and Belonging program.
We hope to fill this position quickly. Our first review will be January 30, 2020, but applications will be accepted until February 17, 2020. The maximum annualized salary direct-paid by Berkeley for this position is $60,000, with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be determined commensurate with qualifications, experience and campus policy.
Canadian Studies welcomes Tomás Lane
On January 6, Tomás Lane joined the Canadian Studies Program as the new Program Coordinator. Tomás earned his B.A. in history from UC Berkeley, with a focus on post-WWII population exchanges in the German-Polish borderlands. As an undergraduate, he worked in the Institute for European Studies for two years and participated in a study abroad program in three countries.
Tomás has continued to work at Berkeley since graduation, most recently in the Deans’ Office of the College of Letters & Science, where he coordinated events and fundraising for undergraduate programs. Tomás’ interests include patterns of cultural exchange and migration, as well as how the interpretation of history informs current political movements.
Contact info:
Save the Date: Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture, Feb. 11, feat. Prof. Richard A. Rhodes
Please save the date for the annual Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture on Tuesday, February 11. The lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall.
The speaker will be Canadian Studies Program co-director, Professor Richard A. Rhodes.
Cosponsored Event: Mental Health and Refugees: The Eritrean Case
Lecture | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Speaker/Performer: Yohannes Ferdinando Drar, The Royal
Mental health problems and suicide are two challenges facing the Eritrean community. The collective multi-generational trauma Eritreans experience is a direct result of continuous wars and human right violations committed by the current government. The denial of basic rights in Eritrea and subsequent difficulties experienced during migration, while claiming asylum, and integrating into new cultures in destination countries continue to affect migrants. As a result, many Eritrean refugees suffer from poor mental health, and the suicide rate continues to rise among Eritrean refugees in Canada and the U.S.
Yohannes Ferdinando Drar came to Canada in the 80’s as refugee from Eritrea. After arriving in Canada, he attained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Carleton University in Ottawa. He has since been working as a Mental Health Social Worker at Royal Ottawa Hospital. He is a strong advocate for refugees’ mental health issues, a community activist, and organizer. His passion remains to integrate new immigrants and refugees into their host country.
For more information, click here.
Cross-Border Research Fellowship: Now accepting applications for 2020/2021
The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and the Borders in Globalization SSHRC Research Program at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria are now accepting applications for a Visiting Research Fellow in 2020/2021. The fellowship is designed for emerging scholars and policy professionals. This joint appointment between two universities with established border studies programs offers a unique opportunity to conduct cross-border, policy-relevant research in the Cascadia border region. Fellowship applicants can request up to 3-month residencies, based at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and/or at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.
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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