ūüćĀ Happy Thanksgiving! Plus: Women’s History Month and upcoming events

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.  And we sincerely appreciate their inclusion of our events in their newsletter.


Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Studies!
  • Event next week:¬†Hildebrand Graduate Research Colloquium
  • In the news:¬†October marks women’s rights anniversaries in Canada & Berkeley
  • Affiliate event:¬†COVID-19’s impact on people with disabilities in Canada
  • Affiliate event:¬†The pandemic experience in the US and Canada
  • Affiliate event:¬†Remembrance Day observances
ūüćĀ¬†Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Studies!¬†ūüćĀ
Dear Friends,
On behalf of the Canadian Studies Program, I would like to wish each of you a happy Thanksgiving. While we unfortunately can’t meet in person this year, I hope that you are able to spend this time with those closest to you. In an unpredictable world, it’s important to take the time to appreciate what we have, and reflect on what we’re grateful for. For us, we’re thankful for the support of our friends from across the United States and Canada. Whether you attend our colloquia or support our graduate students’ research, you make our work not only possible, but worthwhile.
Wishing you and yours a happy (and healthy) holiday,
Irene Bloemraad
Program Director¬†ūü¶É
Event Next Week:
Hildebrand Graduate Research Colloquium
Colloquium | October 20 | 12:30 p.m. | Online –¬†RSVP here
Learn about the research Canadian Studies funds through our Edward Hildebrand Graduate Research Fellowships, as recipients present short overviews of their projects. Participating scholars are¬†Desir√©e Valadares, (“Idling No More: Reading Japanese Canadian World War II Road Camps Alongside Specters of Indigeneity on the Hope-Princeton Highway in British Columbia, Canada”) and¬†Martha Herrera-Lasso Gonzalez¬†(“Regionalizing NAFTA: Theaters of Translation in Mexico City and Quebec”).
RSVP to canada@berkeley.edu.
October Marks Landmark Women’s Rights Anniversaries for Canada, UC Berkeley
Since 1992, October has been¬†Women’s History Month¬†in Canada. The date commemorates the landmark 1929 Persons Case, when the Privy Council ruled that the word “persons” in the 1867 British North American Act included women in response to a petition from five Alberta suffragists. This landmark ruling paved the way for the appointment of women to the Canadian Senate, and expanded other opportunities for women throughout Canada. In recognition of women’s contributions to the development of the country, the Government of Canada has created a timeline of important moments in Canadian women’s history from 1645-present, available¬†here.
October 3 also marked a landmark in UC Berkeley history: the 150th anniversary of the unanimous approval of a resolution to allow young women to attend UC Berkeley on equal status with men. To celebrate, the campus has created a special 150 Years of Women at Berkeley website also highlighting the many contributions of women to the university. The collection features historical resources and articles on famous alumnae and affiliates from Rosa Scrivener, the first women to graduate from Berkeley in 1874, to 2020 Nobel Prize winning faculty member Jennifer Doudna.
Upcoming Events
Affiliate Event Tomorrow: The Pandemic Experience:
How Do Canada and the U.S. Compare?
Lecture | October 13 | 12:30 PM | Online | RSVP here
The next webinar of the virtual series, Conversations on Canada, organized by the Center for the Study of Canada & Institute on Quebec Studies, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 3:30 pm ET (12:30 pm PT) – and features Mr. Andr√© Picard, Health Columnist and award-winning journalist for¬†The Globe and Mail, presenting on “The Pandemic Experience: How Do Canada and the U.S. Compare?”
If you would like to join in, please register online: https://bit.ly/2RDSBrD
Affiliate Event: COVID-19 and Global Inequalities
Lecture | October 29 | 8:00 AM | Online | RSVP here
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen disproportionately on marginalized communities, and among these, on people with disabilities. University of Windsor Law professor¬†Laverne Jacobs, an expert in disability rights law who was Canadian Studies’ inaugural Fulbright Chair in 2014, will be part of a panel discussing the impact of the pandemic on Canadians with disabilities. Professor Jacobs will offer a critique of the situation in Canada through the lens of disability rights and equality law. Other participants will include¬†Gerard Quinn¬†(UN Special Rapporteur on People with Disabilities and professor emeritus, National University of Ireland, Galway) and¬†Wanhong Zhang¬†(Wuhan University, China).
The lecture is part of “COVID-19 and Global Inequalities”, an innovative online course offered by Berkeley Law featuring faculty and students from around the world. Following the lectures, participants will be able to discuss the social inequalities relating to COVID and disability in a variety of jurisdictions.
RSVP to canada@berkeley.edu.
Affiliate Event: Annual Veterans Day Observance and Evensong
Event | November 8 | 4:00 PM | Online
All are invited to join in person or online for the Annual Veterans Day Observance and Evensong hosted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Covina. The event will be streamed on the Facebook group of the Friends of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Covina. Be sure to request to join the group by the end of the day on Friday, November 6.
Affiliate Event: Virtual Remembrance Day Service
Event | November 11 | 10:45 AM | Online | RSVP here
Join US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion, along with their comrades from other branches in the International Western USA Zone, as they present a socially distanced, virtual Remembrance Day Service from Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma, Greenlawn Cemetery in Colma, and Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood Park.
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