Monthly Archives: November 2022

PUBLIC LECTURE: Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: A Medical History of the Great War with Tim Cook

Members may be interested in this talk that is being broadcast in Zoom tomorrow.

Tim Cook and Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: A Medical History of the Great War
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FALL 2022


Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: A Medical History of the Great War

01 December @ 7:00 pm ET
This definitive medical history of the Great War will illuminate how the carnage of  the modern battle gave birth to revolutionary life-saving innovations. It brings to light shocking revelations of the ways the brutality of combat and the necessity of agonizing battlefield decisions led to unimaginable strain for men and women of medicine who fought to save the lives of soldiers.
This hybrid event will be hosted in-person and broadcasted live via Zoom.

If you would like to attend in-person, the event will take place at 232 King St N. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

For online attendance, CLICK HERE to register.

Upcoming Events

Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory

11 January @ 7:00 pm ET

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Recent Events


The Domestication of Human Trafficking in Canada

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation – Nominate Someone Today!

This opportunity may be of interest to members.

Earlier this month during Veterans’ Week, Canadians from coast to coast to coast honoured the service and sacrifice of Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Every year, countless Canadians volunteer their time and resources to help, honour and commemorate our Veterans. These volunteers are crucial to making Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day a success in communities across the country.

Do you know someone who volunteers to support Canadian Veterans?

Whether it’s someone from your own organization or in your hometown, we encourage you to nominate them for the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.

A diverse range of work performed in contribution to the care and well-being of Veterans, or to the remembrance of their achievements and sacrifices, is recognized through the MVA Commendation.

The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2023. Please share this message with your colleagues, and nominate someone for their volunteer work serving Veterans.

Learn more and nominate someone today.

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team
Veterans Affairs Canada



Plus tôt ce mois-ci, pendant la Semaine des vétérans, les Canadiens d’un océan à l’autre ont rendu hommage au service et au sacrifice des vétérans ainsi que des membres des Forces armées canadiennes et de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada.

Chaque année, d’innombrables Canadiens donnent de leur temps et de leurs ressources pour aider nos vétérans et leur rendre hommage. Ces bénévoles sont essentiels au succès de la Semaine des vétérans et du jour du Souvenir dans les collectivités de tout le pays.

Connaissez-vous quelqu’un qui fait du bénévolat pour soutenir les vétérans canadiens?

Qu’il s’agisse d’une personne de votre propre organisation ou de votre ville natale, nous vous encourageons à proposer sa candidature pour la Mention élogieuse du ministre des Anciens Combattants.

La Mention élogieuse du ministre des Anciens Combattants reconnaît un large éventail de travaux accomplis en contribution aux soins et au bien-être des vétérans, ou au souvenir de leurs réalisations et de leurs sacrifices.

La date limite pour proposer une candidature est le 31 janvier 2023. Veuillez partager ce message avec vos collègues, et n’hésitez pas à proposer quelqu’un pour son travail bénévole au service des vétérans.

Apprenez-en plus et proposez une candidature dès aujourd’hui.


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Revue Airforce Magazine Vol 46 No 3 – and – Christmas RCAF Association Kitshop Specials

Anote from our colleagues in the Royal Canadian Air Force Association that may be of interest to our members.

Our latest issue of Revue Airforce Magazine (Vol 46 No 3) has been published – you can access your digital copy now in your Apple Store or GooglePlay – download the Revue Airforce Magazine app if you are a digital subscriber. Hard copy issues will begin mailing (through CanadaPost) early next week.

Meanwhile, for our Christmas shoppers – The RCAF Association Kitshop Christmas Sale is on Now. Click on this link to learn more.

Call us toll-free 1-866-351-2322 ext. 227 or 613-612-7223 to place an order.


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We Need Your Help on Wreaths Across America Day Once Again

A reminder from our friends at Wreaths Across America about the upcoming event at the National Cemetery at the Presidio in San Francisco.

Thank you for volunteering to participate in National Wreaths Across America day on December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am! Please share this event with your network. It is a free event open to everyone and it is especially wonderful for kids and families.

Here are the details for our ceremony:

December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am

CAPNSF – Ceremony Location, 1 Lincoln Blvd, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States


Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

While registration and wreath sponsorships are not required for participation, registering allows us to share notifications about the ceremony with you, such as any time changes and more volunteering instructions. Please share the links below with family and friends that may want to volunteer, invite others, or sponsor wreaths:

Click here to register as a new volunteer.
Click here to invite a friend of family member to volunteer.


Quick Sponsorship
Click here to your support and sponsor wreaths.

For more information, please click More Information to visit our cemeteries webpage or click San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio of San Francisco (CAPNSF) to contact me.

With gratitude,

Prince Jordan
San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio of San Francisco (CAPNSF)

Wreaths Across America

Wednesday: Canada’s increasing COVID divide; Commemorating residential schools

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

Canadian Studies Announcements

In This Issue:

Upcoming Events

  • “COVID-19 and Delayed Political Polarization in Canada”
  • “Canada’s Residential Schools and the Futures of Commemoration”

Research Opportunities

  • Spring Hildebrand applications close next week!

External Events

  • Digital Moose Lounge Learn to Curl Holiday Social
  • Canadian Women’s Club & Digital Moose Lounge Christmas Luncheon
Support Canadian Studies this Giving Tuesday! 🇨🇦

Canadian Studies relies on the generosity of our friends and supporters to bring you quality programs like those below. If you enjoy our events, consider donating to Canadian Studies tomorrow, Nov. 29. Your donation directly supports our work!


COVID-19 and Delayed Political Polarization in Canada

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 12:30 pm PT | 223 Moses | RSVP here

The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with large degrees of deep partisan polarization. In the US case, partisanship rapidly became associated with differences in the willingness to practice social distancing, to wear a mask, and eventually to get vaccinated. It was also associated with different risk perceptions about COVID and different relationships between COVID concern and evaluation of incumbents. The Canadian case is different. Partisan differences in evaluations of COVID and behavioural responses to it were small through the first year of the pandemic, but then began to widen. Drawing on more than 100,000 survey interviews with Canadians, we explore why political polarization over COVID was delayed.

About the Speaker

Peter Loewen is the director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and a professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He is also the director of the Policy, Elections & Representation Lab (PEARL), associate director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute, a Senior Fellow at Massey College, and a fellow with the Public Policy Forum. He received his B.A. from Mount Allison University and his Ph.D. from l’Université de Montréal. Professor Loewen’s work has been published in numerous journals, and he is a regular contributor to the media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and National Post.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the School of Public Health, and the Institute of International Studies.

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please let us know with as much advance notice as possible.

Canada’s Residential Schools and the Futures of Commemoration

Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 12:30 pm PT | 223 Moses | RSVP here

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2008-15) was formed to examine Canada’s Indian Residential Schools system, which had forcibly removed children from their families and communities since the 19th century, and its devastating effects on generations of indigenous citizens. Although it concluded that the system was a “policy of cultural genocide” and produced a list of “94 Calls to Action” in an attempt to repair relations, the commission was criticised as being ineffective; however, it did bring the issue of the residential schools to the forefront of the public consciousness and acknowledge a trauma that had been previously forgotten or denied. The trauma, however, has still not been addressed; in 2021, after the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential schools in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and British Columbia, multiple commemorative events were held across Canada to protest the lack of action by state and provincial authorities. In response, the Canadian government pledged to fund the creation of a national monument to commemorate the victims of the Indian Residential School system, and are currently debating how this will be achieved.

This presentation examines how Canada’s Indian Residential Schools have been recently represented in select Canadian films and museums. Building on Raymond Williams’s notion of “structures of feeling” – feelings and affective states that are associated with a group at a specific time and place that are captured and evoked in art and culture – this presentation examines how these films and museums do not only represent the trauma that occurred, but also provide affective experiences to the viewer/visitor, thus commemorating the victims and the traumas experienced in both cognitive and affective ways.

About the Speaker

Corey Schultz is an associate professor in media and communication studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and the recipient of a 2022 John A. Sproul Fellowship from UC Berkeley Canadian Studies. He is the author of Moving Figures: Class and Feelings in the Films of Jia Zhangke (University of Edinburgh Press, 2018) and the co-editor of China’s International Communication and Relationship Building (Routledge, 2022). His research has been published in Screen, Visual Communication, Moving Image Review & Art Journal, Asian Cinema, Film-Philosophy, the International Journal of Heritage Studies, and Museum Management and Curatorship.

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please let us know with as much advance notice as possible.


Spring Hildebrand Applications Close Next Week!

Spring research deadline: December 9, 2022

The Canadian Studies Program is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Hildebrand Graduate Research Fellowship for Spring and Summer 2023. The application is open to UC Berkeley graduate students in any discipline whose work focuses primarily or comparatively on Canada. This fellowship is meant to cover direct research costs, with a typical award maximum of $5,000.

The application deadline for Spring 2023 research is next Friday, December 9; applications for Summer 2023 should be submitted by March 10.

Please visit our website for more information and full eligibility criteria, and help us share this information with your friends, students, and networks!


Digital Moose Lounge Learn to Curl Holiday Social

Friday, December 2 | 6:30 pm | Oakland, CA

Join the Digital Moose Lounge (DML) for a Learn to Curl holiday social at the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s new dedicated curling facility! No experience or special equipment necessary – SFBACC club members and instructors will teach the basics of the game and help participants safely try curling for the first time.

This 90-minute class includes a pre-ice time safety talk and brief introduction to the sport, guided instruction through the basics of the game on ice, and a mini-game. Tickets are $40/adult and $15/junior (21 and under).

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets by December 2.

Canadian Women’s Club & Digital Moose Lounge Christmas Luncheon

Wednesday, December 14 | 11:00 am | San Francisco, CA

The Digital Moose Lounge and Canadian Women’s Club of San Francisco invite you to a joint holiday celebration with fellow members of the Bay Area’s Canadian community. All are welcome to share a festive lunch at the beautiful Presidio Golf & Concordia Club in San Francisco. Tickets are $55 and includes your choice of entree.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets by December 4.

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