Prof. Bloemraad cited in new study on minority inclusion; Call for papers on Québec-US relations

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • Irene Bloemraad cited in new study on political inclusion of visible minorities
  • Call for papers on the Québec-United States relationship
  • Canadian films available online through July 23
New Study Cites Research By Prof. Bloemraad, Shows Good Minority Representation in Canadian Government
new study published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy cities research on immigrant political inclusion conducted by our program director, Irene Bloemraad, to evaluate visible minority representation in the Canadian government. The study, by McGill University professor Jerome Black and Andrew Griffith of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, reveals good integration of most immigrant-origin minorities, though it also highlights notable gaps for Black and Filipino Canadians.
Professor Black taught Professor Bloemraad during her undergraduate studies at McGill, and she credits him with sparking her interest in the immigrant inclusion research he cities in the new study. Pointing to Black’s lasting influence on her academic trajectory, Bloemraad says this long-term relationship shows the crucial “importance of mentorship to keep Canadian Studies alive and well over time.”
Call for Papers: The Québec-United States Relationship
Deadline: July 31
The Institute on Québec Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), Groupe d’études et de recherche sur l’international et le Québec (GERIQ), École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP), and Observatoire sur les États-Unis, Chaire Raoul-Dandurand, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), is convening a two day authors’ workshop on the Québec-United States relationship. The goal is to produce two scholarly volumes, one in French and one in English, to be published by leading university presses. The topic of discussion is:
The Québec-United States Relationship:
Political, Security, Economic, Cultural and Environmental Dynamics
Submissions must be received by July 31. Read the full requirements for the paper and logistical information for the associated conference here. For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Kirkey at
Canadian Films Available Online Through Seattle International Film Festival
Ongoing through July 23
Canadian Studies invites you to enjoy two independent Canadian films now available to rent online through July 23. The films are being screened by the Seattle International Film Festival in cooperation with the University of Washington’s Canadian Studies Center, and showcase the talent of award-winning contemporary Canadian filmmakers. Watch them online here.
And the Birds Rained Down (2019)
Louise Archambault (Québec)
127 min.; French with English subtitles.
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women in this gentle, elegiac study of intertwined lives.
One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk (2019)
Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit Nunangat)
111 min.; Inuktitut with English subtitles.
In 1961, Noah Piugattuck and his band of nomadic Inuit hunters are approached by a brutish white man known as “Boss” who pressures them to abandon their traditional way of life and move into settlement housing.
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