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CAN Election Events Today & Tomorrow

Don’t forget these events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Election Events
TODAY: Monday October 21
Election Results Watch Party
Open To Everyone
109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch returns from Canada’s 43rd Federal Election. Refreshments provided.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge.
Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30 PM
109 Moses (IGS Library)
Note: It is OK to come if you didn’t RSVP! Just show up. Everyone welcome.
TOMORROW: Tuesday October 22
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem
Dr. Eric Guntermann
Open To Everyone
223 Moses Hall
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
These event are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

 

CAN Election Events & Announcements

Note these events from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Canadian Election Events
October 2019
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program for events surrounding the 43rd Canadian Election
Monday October 21, 5:30 PM, 109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party
Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free, open to all. The watch party is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies. RSVP Requested: https://canadianelection.eventbrite.com
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
These events are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Next Event: Monday October 21
Election Results Watch Party
Open To Everyone
109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch returns from Canada’s 43rd Federal Election. Refreshments provided.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge.
Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30 PM
109 Moses (IGS Library)
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Bloemraad Named Class of 1951 Chair
We are delighted to announce that Chancellor Carol Christ has named Irene Bloemraad to the Class of 1951 Chair, in addition to her role as Chair of Canadian Studies. The Class of 1951 Chair recognizes Bloemraad as “one of Berkeley’s most distinguished faculty members.”
Other Canadian Events on Campus
The Derek Miller Band in Concert
This special event starring The Derek Miller Band will also feature clips from the film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, in which the band appears.
Two-time JUNO winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Derek Miller from Six Nations of the Grand River is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for guitar oriented roots-inflected rock with a pop sensibility. With his unique take on roots rock, and soul- stirring blues, Derek Miller is a force of musical nature. Presented by On The Same Page. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-accomodated basis.
The Multicultural Community Center, in the MLK Student Union
Mon, 10/21/2019 – 6:00pm. More info: https://onthesamepage.berkeley.edu/feature-detail/3013
Canadian Performer Tanya Lukin Linklater
Please join the Center for Race & Gender on Thursday, Oct. 17 for a presentation by Tanya Lukin Linklater, an Aluutiq choreographer and performer from Canada, in conversation with TDPS graduate students Belgica del Rio and Jennif(f)er Tamayo at 4 p.m. in 691 Barrows.Light refreshments served. RSVP at http://bit.ly/RSVP-F19-CRGThursdayForums
Employment Opportunities
Staff Position:
UC Berkeley Canadian Studies is hiring!
Canadian Studies is hiring a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time program coordinator position shared between the Canadian Studies Program (50%) and the Institute of International Studies (50%). For full consideration, please submit your application by October 30th, 2019. (Applicants are advised to disregard a sentence in the job posting about a preliminary review date of October 14, this is required university verbiage not relevant to this particular job posting). The full job posting is here. https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=1793&PostingSeq=1
Applications will only be accepted via the official Berkeley jobs portal at the above link. Applicatants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Elliott Smith elliott.smith@berkeley.edu or Irene Bloemraad bloemr@berkeley.edu.
Faculty Positions:
Western Washington University Canadian-American Studies is hiring!
The Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University is hiring two tenure-track faculty positions.
Fellowship Opportunities
Exciting new Fulbright Canada program for U.S. Undergraduate Students- Deadline Oct 31st 2019
Given the increasing commitment of colleges and universities in both countries to provide more opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and our own recognition of the relevance of providing undergraduate students with enriching opportunities, Fulbright Canada and Mitacs have partnered to create the new Fulbright Canada- Mitacs Globalink program.
This program will provide high performing U.S. students with the opportunity to be part of a 10 to 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.
Mitacs, our partner in this new initiative, is a federally funded, national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for some 20 years. Working with 70 universities, 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, they support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
We would welcome your support in identifying and encouraging your students to apply for such an opportunity. Details of the program are outlined below.
The application deadline is Oct 31st 2019.
Given the relatively short official recruitment period, we would kindly ask that you reach out to those students who might be interested asap.
Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink program
Program Summary
1.       U.S. students will come to Canada to undertake advanced research projects.
2.       Projects will cover a broad cross-section of research topics including most academic disciplines.
3.       Students will spend 10 to 12 weeks (May – October) in Canada on a research project in their area of interest.
4.       Students will be placed at a Canadian university and undertake a supervised research project.
5.       Students will be given the opportunity to take part in a program of professional training.
6.       Students may interact with companies of interest through tours or individual meetings.
7.       Students will have extensive opportunities for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.
Eligibility
Participants in this program must:
1.       be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited university located in the United States;
2.       be a United States citizen, and hold a valid U.S. passport;
3.       have at least one semester remaining in their program of study as of Fall 2020;
4.       have a competitive grade point average;
5.       be available to spend between 10 to 12 weeks in Canada between May and October; and
6.       apply by October 31, 2019.
Benefits
Students who participate in this program will have:
1.       access to the prestigious worldwide Fulbright network;
2.       access to some of Canada’s top research facilities;
3.       the opportunity to gain valuable international experience;
4.       a rewarding experience combining academic research, professional skills, and personal growth; and,
5.       a grant in the amount of CAD$7800
To apply, students must provide:
1.       a completed application form;
2.       transcripts from their home university or college;
3.       a current Curriculum Vitae (CV);
4.       two letters of reference; and,
5.       a personal statement.
The program is highly competitive. Students will be evaluated on a combination of factors including their record of academic achievement, their personal statement, their current skills and interests as they apply to the proposed program, fit to program, and letters of recommendation.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is Seeking 2020-2021 Canada Fellowship Applicants
Launched in 2016, CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two mid-career U.S. professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (prorated if less than twelve months) as well as a travel allowance. Interested candidates should apply online by October 31.
2017-2018 Fellow: Lindsay Rodman, Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense
2018-2019 Fellow: Michelle Egan, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University
2019-2020 Fellows: Diane Alleva Cáceres, President and Chief Executive Officer, Market Access International, Inc.; and Whitney Haring-Smith, Managing Partner, Anzu Partners
EDITOR’S NOTE
We apologize for the length of this email. Due to the blackout last week, a number or news items that were scheduled to be sent to you in a shorter, more timely email, were not published while the university was closed. We aim for brevity and timeliness, thank you for reading.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

Poppy Campaign – Digital Moose Lounge’s/Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley’s Thanksgiving

Our unofficial Poppy Campaign began on Saturday at the Third Annual Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, organized by the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley.

Yesterday, we highlighted the presentation of the first unofficial poppy of the 2019 campaign to Griselda Zhou, Co-Chairmoose of the Digital Moose Lounge.  Below are additional images from the event.


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of the branch, as well as images found on various social media channels.

Poppy Campaign – First Unofficial Poppy to Griselda Zhou

A few days ago, the Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion announced:

On Tuesday, October 15, Legion Dominion President Thomas Irvine will present the symbolic first poppy of the 2019 National Poppy Campaign to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

You can watch the ceremony live here: www.gg.ca/en/activities.

Poppies will be available to the general public beginning October 25, 2019.

 

Le président national de la Légion royale canadienne, Thomas D. Irvine, présentera à Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, le premier coquelicot symbolique le mardi 15 octobre.

La cérémonie sera diffusée en direct et archivée sur www.gg.ca/fr/activites

Les coquelicots seront à la disposition du grand public à partir du 25 octobre 2019.

The Royal Canadian Legion US Branch #25 representing the San Francisco Bay Area, our unofficial Poppy Campaign began yesterday with the the Third Annual Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, organized by the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley.

Following the lead of Dominion Command, and in keeping with the informal practice of the branch, Poppy Chair Michael Barbour presented our first unofficial poppy of the 2019 campaign to Griselda Zhou, Co-Chairmoose of the Digital Moose Lounge.


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CAN Election Events & Thanksgiving

A series of events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Canadian Election Events
October 2019
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program for four events surrounding the 43rd Canadian Election
Monday October 7, 4:00 PM, Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito CA
Debate Watch Party: Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate
Watch the debate with fans of Canadian politics. Free pizza provided, purchase your beverages. Canadian bar specials will include $4 Molson, $5 Canadian Club, $6 Crown Royal. Age 21+ only.
Tuesday October 8, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Understanding the Federal Election Campaign – Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC
Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all. Dr. Johnston’s talk is co-sponsored by the Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research.
Monday October 21, 5:30 PM, 109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party
Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free, open to all. The watch party is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies. RSVP Requested: https://canadianelection.eventbrite.com
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
These events are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Next Event: Monday October 7
Debate Watch Party
Canadian Leaders’ Debate
English Language Debate
(Age 21+ Only)
Melodee Cocktails, El Cerrito CA
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English Language Canadian Federal Leaders’ Debate at Melodee Cocktails in El Cerrito, California. Melodee Cocktails is located within the El Cerrito Plaza (next to Trader Joe’s). There is plenty of free parking, and numerous transit options. BART: El Cerrito Plaza station. AC Transit: lines 72, 72M, 72R, 79 and 80.
This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only. Free pizza will be provided; purchase your own beverages at the bar. Canadian bar specials will include $4 Molson, $5 Canadian Club, $6 Crown Royal. Questions? Call Elliott at 510-642-0531 or email elliott.smith@berkeley.edu.
Monday, October 7, 2019
4:00 PM
Melodee Cocktails
240 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA
THIS EVENT IT AGE 21+ ONLY
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
3rd Annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving with Digital Moose Lounge
Join Canadian Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge, the Bay Area’s Canadian civic & business community organization, for a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving. Tickets are required, and must be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-dml-canadian-family-thanksgiving-dinner-tickets-72030803071
Full price tickets are $64, plus ticketing fees.
UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates of Canadian Studies may purchase a half price ticket for $34 plus ticketing fees by entering code BERKELEYFACULTY.
UC Berkeley Students may purchase a discount ticket for $10 plus ticketing fees by entering code BERKELEYSTUDENTS. No UC Berkeley student will be denied a ticket due to lack of funds, if you cannot afford the student ticket price contact Elliott Smith at elliott.smith@berkeley.edu or 510-642-0531.
Saturday October 12
5:30 PM
Alumni House
Community Announcements
Fellowship Opportunity
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is Seeking 2020-2021 Canada Fellowship Applicants
Launched in 2016, CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two mid-career U.S. professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (prorated if less than twelve months) as well as a travel allowance. Interested candidates should apply online by October 31.
2017-2018 Fellow: Lindsay Rodman, Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense
2018-2019 Fellow: Michelle Egan, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University
2019-2020 Fellows: Diane Alleva Cáceres, President and Chief Executive Officer, Market Access International, Inc.; and Whitney Haring-Smith, Managing Partner, Anzu Partners
Election Information
For Canadians living in the United States, please visit the Elections Canada website to learn more about how to vote abroad.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

 

Oct 2019 Canadian Election Events @ Berkeley

Note these up-coming events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Election Events

October 2019

Monday October 7, 4:00 PM, Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito CA

Debate Watch Party: Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate

Watch the debate with fans of Canadian politics. Snacks provided, purchase your beverages. Age 21+ only.

RSVP requested: https://canadiandebate.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday October 8, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall

Understanding the Federal Election Campaign – Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC

Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all. Dr. Johnston’s talk is co-sponsored by the Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research.

 

Monday October 21, 5:30 PM, 109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)

Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party

Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free, open to all. The watch party is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies. RSVP Requested: https://canadianelection.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall

Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley

Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

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CAN Colloquium Sep 17 & More

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.  Note that the first event below is later today.


Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
First Colloquium: Tuesday September 17
Tuesday September 17, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Berkeley Graduate Students present and discuss their research on Canadian topics. Lunch provided. Speakers:
Erika Brown
Erika Brown is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology/Biostatistics with a certificate in Public Health Nutrition from UC Berkeley as well as a BA in Community Health and American Studies from Tufts University. She has partnered with academic institutions, health centers, non- profits, and local government groups to optimize policies and social safety net programming with the goal of reducing food insecurity. Her current research focuses on how direct income transfers may impact the prevalence of this condition among families in Canada.
Jae Yeon Kim
Jae Yeon Kim is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on how ethnoracial minorities have used community organizing as a means to gain equal access to resources, employing a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods. His dissertation examines how the expansion of the welfare state fostered the emergence of panethnic community organizing within Asian American and Latino communities. He leverages the Canadian case in his dissertation to understand minority coalition formation in the United States in historical comparative perspectives.
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Next Event: Monday October 7
Debate Watch Party
Canadian Leaders’ Debate
English Language Debate
(Age 21+ Only)
Melodee Cocktails, El Cerrito CA
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English Language Canadian Federal Leaders’ Debate at Melodee Cocktails in El Cerrito, California. Melodee Cocktails is located within the El Cerrito Plaza (next to Trader Joe’s). There is plenty of free parking, and numerous transit options. BART: El Cerrito Plaza station. AC Transit: lines 72, 72M, 72R, 79 and 80.
This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only. Snacks will be provided; purchase your own beverages at the bar. Questions? Call Elliott at 510-642-0531 or email elliott.smith@berkeley.edu.
Monday, October 7, 2019
4:00 PM
Melodee Cocktails
240 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Fall 2019 Canadian Studies Events
Tuesday September 17, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Berkeley Graduate Students present and discuss their research on Canadian topics. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Monday October 7, 4:00 PM, Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito CA
Debate Watch Party: Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate
Watch the debate with fans of Canadian politics. Snacks provided, purchase your beverages. Age 21+ only. RSVP: https://canadiandebate.eventbrite.com
Tuesday October 8, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Understanding the Federal Election Campaign – Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC
Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Saturday October 12, 5:30 PM, Alumni House
3rd Annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving with Digital Moose Lounge
Join Canadian Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge, the Bay Area’s Canadian civic & business community organization, for a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving. Tickets required. More info TBA.
Monday October 21, 5:30 PM, 119 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party
Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free, open to all.
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free.
Tuesday November 5, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Speaker – Dr. Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Christopher Sands, Director of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss the U.S. 2020 election and the future of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Tuesday December 10, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Speaker – Tyler Nodine, UC Berkeley Graduate Student
Tyler Nodine will discuss adaptive management and the future of the U.S./Canada Columbia River Treaty. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Community Announcements
For Canadians living in the United States, please visit the Elections Canada website to learn more about how to vote abroad.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL