Monthly Archives: March 2020

Online Construction update and suggestions for WWI related videos

An update from the World War One Centennial Commission.


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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Our prayers are with you and with our great nation as we work our way through the pandemic. Our Doughboys would all be forever grateful for your support and steadfastness.

The good news for this week is that construction continues and we have had no COVID-19 delays.

On Friday April 3, please join me for an online virtual tour and construction update of the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. featuring the project’s lead designer Joe Weishaar, and project managers for Grunley Construction.

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Meanwhile for those of you looking for some WWI themed video watching while stuck at home, here a few suggestions for some things to watch this weekend.


War and Remembrance 2

As many of you know, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) is in discussions to partner with the National Parks Service for the maintenance of the Memorial when it is completed.  ABMC has been developing television programming for several years now, and you might find it interesting to revisit this program on the history of the AMBC by Thomas Conner, author of “War and Remembrance”:

Tom Conner: War and Remembrance: The Story of ABMC

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Some of you have copies of “Lest We Forget”on your coffee table.  You may not know that it draws heavily on the visual resources of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.  Here’s a link to the making of “Lest We Forget”:

Michael Robbins: Lest We Forget

Soldiers Journey

Although many of you may have seen the short film called “A Soldier’s Journey”. I link to it again here for you to share as you wish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVPtxDS3o5U

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And finally some insights into the “other” pandemic –  the ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic of 1917-1918. This is from a just released video , part of our “How WWI Changed America” series, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:

https://vimeo.com/400627111


Stay safe,

Dans Signature

Daniel S. Dayton
Executive Director
U.S. World War One Centennial Commission


Skirmish at Duck Lake

An item from the Legion Magazine.


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Skirmish at Duck Lake

Skirmish at Duck Lake

Story by Sharon Adams

The Northwest Rebellion, or Northwest Resistance, depending on which side of history you are on, began on March 26, 1885, in Saskatchewan near the junction of two trails, one of which led to Batoche and the other to Fort Carlton. On March 26, a force of about 100 North West Mounted Police and armed citizens commanded by Superintendent Leif Crozier came up the trail to Duck Lake. They were met by Gabriel Dumont and his men. Words were exchanged; a scuffle broke out between a Mountie interpreter and a Cree emissary.

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Front Lines
U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‘Joe’

U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‘Joe’

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Ah, caffeine. That little pause that refreshes. But if you’re in the military, that cuppa joe or caffeine-laced energy drink can literally be a lifesaver. That’s why scientists in the United States military have spent 10 years researching the benefits of caffeine. They’ve come up with a mobile application called 2B-Alert, which can recommend how much of the popular stimulant to consume and when to consume it to optimize its effects.

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This week in history
This week in history

March 23, 1965

Fifteen RCAF aviators are killed when their Argus patrol plane goes
down in a night exercise off Puerto Rico.

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Launching our virtual roundtable

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Hi ,

We hope this finds you, your families and colleagues healthy and safe.  As we all work to manage the ongoing challenges facing us as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that daily lives have been dramatically transformed, personally and professionally.

At C100, we have been thinking of ways we can support our community at large in these uncertain times, as many of you have reached out about need for supporting one another as we face unprecedented challenges of leadership. That’s why we’re happy to share that we’re taking C100 programming online beginning next week! If you are a founder or leader in the startup world, please join us on Zoom for Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn. Details are below.

While we can’t gather in person for a while, we will continue to fulfill the C100 mission to support, inspire, and connect Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. Let the C100 be a resource for you: we are here for questions, to connect you with opportunity where possible while we weather this storm together. Please reach out and let us know what topics and resources are of most interest to you and we’ll work to get you what you need.

Thank you and stay well,

The C100 Team

C100 Zoom Series: “Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn”
Over the last few weeks, founders have seen their worlds shift drastically. What was once a period of immense growth and opportunity has now morphed into first economic downturn their young companies will ever have to face.

Join fellow C100 leaders for a Zoom roundtable to build a playbook for how to handle these challenging times. The town hall event will focus on building your downturn playbook. We will discuss topics that matter most to founders and leaders.

Web Series Schedule
March 25th @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Team Crisis Management. Leading strategically and compassionately in unprecedented times. Moderated by Michael Scissons, CEO of Careerlist.
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April 1st @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Access and Approach to Capital. Thinking creatively about runway, revenue streams and partnerships.
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April 8th @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Updates to Business Plan. Redesign your business plan to accommodate recession times.
Register Here

More dates/topics to be announced soon!

Postponed Events
We’re deeply sorry to postpone these upcoming events. We will share updates on new dates as soon as they can be rescheduled.

March 23rd : Canadians in Tech (Bay Area)
April 20th: Member Dinner & Discussion (Bay Area)

May 28: Member Dinner & Discussion (Montreal)

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Online colloquium now available!

Note this creative alternative from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Online Colloquium Now Available:
Meet Our Second Postdoctoral Finalist!
The Canadian Studies Program is excited to launch our first-ever online colloquium, featuring our second postdoctoral finalist, Dr. Rebecca Wallace. This special pilot event has two parts, so please read these instructions carefully.
The fist link below contains a ~45-minute recording of Dr. Wallace’s lecture, which can be viewed at any time. After watching the lecture, use the second link at our regular colloquium time tomorrow, March 24, at 12:30 p.m. (PT) to join us for a live Q&A with Dr. Wallace about her research. Please view the recorded lecture before engaging in the Q&A.
If you have any technical questions, experience trouble connecting, or would like to share comments on this format, please contact us at canada@berkeley.edu.
Framing Deservingness in Canadian News Media
Dr. Rebecca Wallace, Queen’s University
Lecture | March 23 | On-demand | Online
Research on the framing of social assistance in Canadian media suggests that news coverage is “race-coded”, whereby Indigenous and immigrant welfare recipients are frequently portrayed as more or less deserving than non-Indigenous, native-born Canadians across a number of deservingness criteria. What are the effects of these frames on public opinion toward social assistance recipients, and support for redistribution more generally? And how do these frame effects potentially differ based on the recipients’ assumed race or country of origin?
This presentation reports the results of a custom-designed framing experiment that aims to understand how news frames affect attitudes toward Indigenous and immigrant recipients of welfare. The findings indicate that while the frames can have a significant impact on perceptions of recipients’ deservingness, the effects are conditioned by the beneficiaries’ identity as an Indigenous or immigrant recipient. Results, implications, and future research will be discussed.
Rebecca Wallace received her Ph.D. in political studies at Queen’s University. She holds a B.A.H. (with distinction) and an M.A. in political studies from the same institution. Rebecca’s research focuses on Canadian politics, broadly examining welfare chauvinism toward different racial minority groups and its manifestation in Canadian news media. Rebecca is a doctoral fellow at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and a research assistant for the Canadian Opinion Research Archive, and held a Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (2016-2019).
Note: The linked video contains copyrighted material and should not be downloaded, reproduced, or shared without the author’s explicit permission.
Live Q&A With Dr. Wallace
March 24 | 12:30 p.m. (PT) | Online
Join Dr. Wallace for a live Zoom session where she will answer your questions about her research. This Q&A presupposes that you have seen her recorded lecture.
You do not need to have a Zoom account to join, but we recommend testing the link below five minutes before we start to check your connection. When you join the meeting, please mute your computer or phone microphone. We will use the chat and “raise hand” functions to collect question from video participants, and will call on those joining by phone.
Please note that the following link is for desktop/laptop computer use only. If you are connecting by mobile or would prefer to call in, please see below.
Other ways to join:
If you are using a smartphone, please use this one-tap mobile link (US only).
+16699006833,,531302352# US
To call in by phone, dial +1 669-900-6833 (US) or +1 778-907-2071 (Canada), and enter Meeting ID: 531 302 352.
If you are calling in from a country other than the US or Canada, please consult this list to find your local dial-in number.
Canadian Studies Program
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Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720