Last chance to submit your project for the Rita Ross Undergrad Prize!

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

Canadian Studies Announcements
Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize Applications Close Friday
Applications for the Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies will close this Friday, May 22. If you’re a UC Berkeley undergraduate who worked on a Canada-related project last year, make sure to submit your paper by the end of the week for a chance to win $250. We encourage friends and faculty to forward this notice to anyone qualified.
The Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies was established to honor Dr. Rita Ross, longtime associate director of the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, and supports undergraduate students pursuing a research topic related to Canada in a UC Berkeley class or independent study project. The prize is awarded annually to the student who has written the best undergraduate research paper or produced the best original project that engages with topics, people or events related to Canada. Decisions about awards are made by the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair in Canadian Studies in consultation with other faculty affiliated with the Canadian Studies Program.
Eligibility: The prize competition is open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student in good academic standing, in any college or discipline.
Application for 2019-2020
Deadline: May 22, 2020
The Canadian Studies Program invites applications from undergraduate students in good standing at UC Berkeley for the Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies. Applicants should upload the following to the Canadian Studies Program through the official application form on the Canadian Studies homepage.
  • A copy of an original paper or project produced in a UC Berkeley class or independent study during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • A cover letter providing information about the class for which the work was produced, including course name, number, and instructor’s name, and how the work relates to Canada.
  • A letter of support by the course instructor or faculty mentor highlighting the strengths of the work.
Cold Drinks and Hot Topics: Rana Sarkar & Alexandre Lazarow in Conversation
Event | May 21 | 4:00 p.m. | RSVP required
On behalf of the Consulate General of Canada, we are pleased to invite you and your friends, staffs, and communities to join a happy hour chat on venture capital and entrepreneurship.
Featured guests will be Rana Sarkar, Canada’s Consul General for Northern California and Hawaii, and Alexandre Lazarow, adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, global venture investor, and author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs from Delhi to Detroit are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley. This engaging discussion will address key points on venture capital and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, Canada, and around the world.
Register online at For more information, please contact the consulate directly at
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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