It’s the start of summer! Asian Heritage Month; grant deadline extended

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.  And thank you to our colleagues in the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley for their continued support and promotion of our Legion events.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In This Issue:
Program News & Events
  • A special thanks to everyone who made our 2022 conference a success!
  • Deadline extended: Hildebrand Fellowship & Ross Prize
In the News
  • Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Canada and the US
External Events
  • Memorial Day Service
Please note: Beginning this week, our newsletter is moving to our summer schedule, with publication once every two weeks.
A Special Thanks to Everyone Who Made our 2022 Conference a Success!
Canadian Studies would like to extend our sincere thanks to the panelists and guests who attended our conference on global migration policy last Monday and Tuesday – our first conference since 2019. The in-person interaction facilitated by this event was irreplaceable, and over those two days, we sustained an in-depth discussion that placed Canada’s immigration system in a global context. Importantly, we shed light on lesser-known factors that influence a country’s policy at a subnational level, including bureaucratic culture, civil society groups, and the work done by local and regional governments. Thank you again for your support, and we hope to see you again soon!
Deadline Extended: Hildebrand Fellowship & Ross Prize
The Canadian Studies Program has extended the deadline to apply for UC Berkeley students to apply for graduate and undergraduate research funding. Applications for AY 2022-23 will close this Friday, May 13, 2022. Learn more and apply by clicking the links below.
The Edward E. Hildebrand Graduate Research Fellowship provides travel and research support for Berkeley graduate students whose work focuses primarily, or comparatively, on Canada. Fellowships average around $5,000.
The Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies provides a cash prize of $250 to the Berkeley undergraduate who has produced the best research project engaging with a Canadian topic for a class or independent study program.
Please circulate this information to your students, peers, and networks!
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Canada and the US
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and the US! During this month, we celebrate the many contributions made by members of the Asian-Pacific Islander community to our countries and societies.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the month’s official celebration in Canada. Originally established through the advocacy of a number of Asian-American congresspeople in the United States, President Jimmy Carter approved the first official US Asian Heritage Month in 1978. The commemoration was adopted unofficially in Canada the 1990s to recognize the Asian-Canadian community. The Canadian government officially recognized the celebration in 2002 thanks to a campaign led by Vivienne Poy, the country’s first-ever senator of Asian descent.
The official theme for this year’s Asian Heritage Month in Canada is “Continuing a legacy of greatness“. Canada Heritage encourages you to join the official celebration on Facebook Live today at 3:30 pm PT (6:30 pm ET). This live event will celebrate the month’s 20th anniversary with performances, tributes, interviews, and much more!
Memorial Day Service
Sunday, May 29 | 11:00 am PT | Colma | RSVP here
Join Branch 25 of the Royal Canadian Legion (representing the San Francisco Bay Area) for their annual Memorial Day Service, supported by our U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) Arkansas Division. The service will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion plot in Greenlawn Cemetery at 1100 El Camino Real in Colma.
This event will be webcast live; if you are unable to attend in person and wish to view the online stream, please register above.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

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