Welcome two new board members! Canada Day in the Bay; US-Canada relations in the age of Trump

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

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • New board members: Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr. Françoise Bonnell
  • Canada Day events in the Bay Area (updated)
  • Special Spring 2020 issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies: Canada-US Relations in the Age of Trump
Welcome to New Advisory Board Members:
Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr. Françoise Bonnell
Canadian Studies is excited to announce two new additions to our external advisory board, Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr. Françoise Bonnell. Both will officially begin their terms this Wednesday, July 1st.
Dr. Christopher Sands is the director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced international Studies (SAIS). From 1993 to 2007, Dr. Sands was a fellow and director of Canada projects at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and from 2007 until 2016 he was a senior fellow and director of the Initiative on North American Competitiveness at the Hudson Institute. Dr. Sands taught North American comparative politics at American University’s School of Public Affairs (2005-2012) and as the G. Robert Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University (2012-2017). Dr. Sands currently serves on the boards of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, the Canada-US Law Institute, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and the Macdonald Laurier Institute.
Originally from Detroit, he earned his B.A. in political science from Macalester College, and an M.A. in international economics and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Françoise Barnes Bonnell is the director of the United States Army Women’s Museum, and an expert in the history of women’s contributions to the U.S. military. Since 2006, she has overseen the daily operations of the facility and research center, and directed the museum’s programming and education. She is a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums accreditation program, and a committee member for the American Association of State and Local History. Dr. Bonnell has been an adjunct faculty member for various universities and colleges since 1994, including the University of Guam and Central Texas College. She teaches U.S. history and courses in the history of military logistics. She retired from the U.S. Army in 2006 as a lieutenant colonel, having served for 22 years on active duty and in the Army Reserve.
Dr. Bonnell’s father, Professor Thomas Garden Barnes, was a founder of the Canadian Studies Program at Berkeley, and Dr. Bonnell has been a longtime and highly committed supporter of his legacy. Dr. Bonnell was raised in Berkeley, but for over forty years has spent summers at the Barnes family’s ancestral home in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has done extensive genealogical research and continues to uncover the roots and intricate relationships that have tied her American and Canadian families together since the 1700s. She holds a B.A. in history and political science from Scripps College, The Claremont Colleges; an M.A. in history from SUNY, Stony Brook; and a Ph.D. in education from Northcentral University.
Wednesday is Canada Day! Here’s What’s Going on in the Bay
Canada Day is right around the corner, and Canadian Studies Program is pleased to highlight some celebrations for Bay Area Canadians! Show your community spirit by sharing your celebration with us on Twitter with the hashtag #CanadaDayInTheBay.
Canada Week at the Digital Moose Lounge
Ongoing until July 1
The Digital Moose Lounge, a social networking club for Canadians living in the San Francisco Bay Area, is celebrating Canada Week with a wide variety of online activities. The festivities are in full swing, so stop by their events page for a curated list of celebrations ongoing through Wednesday.
Oh Canada! Online Activities from Canadian Heritage
June 29-July 1
Canadian Heritage brings a raft of fun, family-oriented online activities for your Canada Day celebration. Events include a multi-day exploration of Canada’s people and culture with renowned Canadian personalities; virtual concerts featuring Canadian musicians; live feeds from celebrations around the world; and printable themed activity packs, including crafts, puzzles, and more! See the full list of activities at the Canada Day 2020 website.
Artist Hour with Stanford Live: iskwē and William Prince
June 30, 5:00 p.m. PT
Celebrate Canada’s indigenous heritage by joining two First Nations musicians, alternative artist iskwē and Juno award-winning singer-songwriter William Prince, for a conversation and song exchange highlighting Indigenous Canadian music. Learn more and RSVP here.
Commemoration Day Sunrise Service
July 1, 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. PT
The Royal Canadian Legion – US Branch #25 of the San Francisco Bay Area will be hosting a solemn service recognizing the contributions of Newfoundland and Labrador to Canada’s armed forces. The date commemorates Battle of Beaumont-Hamel in 1916, where over 700 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment were killed on the first day of the Somme Offensive during WWI. The service will be webcasted at 6:00 and 10:00 a.m., and will last approximately 45 minutes.
For more information, please visit the Royal Canadian Legion’s website.
Virtual Canada Day Celebration
July 1
Celebrate the 153rd anniversary of Confederation with Canadians and friends around the world! Tune in on July 1 to celebrate Canada’s rich history and culture in a virtual Canada Day celebration hosted by Connect2Canada. Post your celebration to social media with the tag #CanadaDayUSA, and be sure to tag @Connect2Canada.
Learn more at Connect2Canada, or at the Canada Day Across America Facebook page.
Special Issue of American Review of Canadian Studies: Canadian American Relations in the Age of Trump
The latest issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies (Spring 2020), a publication of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, is now available online for subscribers. This special issue focuses on diplomacy, trade, and politics between the United States and Canada under the Trump presidency. This is an excellent resource for current affairs and the state of the modern US-Canada relationship. UC Berkeley affiliates can access the publication for free through the campus’ library VPN.
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