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CAN Announcements

An announcement from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Colloquium October 12
Prof. Irene Bloemraad
Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure?
Irene Bloemraad Professor, Sociology; Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Irene Bloemraad’s research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of immigration for politics and understandings of citizenship. Her publications include the book Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Her expertise led her to serve, in 2014–15, as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. She believes that excellence in research and teaching should go hand-in-hand and is the proud recipient of multiple Cal teaching and mentorship awards.
Sponsored by: Canadian Studies and BIMI as part of 2018 Homecoming Week.We recommend arriving early to ensure seats are available. Dr. Bloemraad’s talk is being publicized widely as part of the “Lectures and Learning Opportunities” section of Homecoming Week.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
3:30 PM, Friday October 12
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
OCT 15: Two lectures on Indigenous issues and Canada
The below comes to us from our friends in Native American Studies.
Please see the attached flyers announcing two upcoming talks on October 15 by indigenous scholars in Canada: Prof. Renae Watchman (Dine), Mt. Royal University, Calgary, noon, 223 Dwinelle; and Prof. Robert Innes (First Nation Cowesess), University of Saskachewan, 4 p.m., 554 Barrows.
Please clirculate widely! All are invited!
These events are co-sponsored by the Indigenous Americas Working Group, the Townsend Center for Humanities, Canadian Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, and Native American Studies
73rd Annual United Nations Day
We forward as a courtesy this announcement of this Canadian Consulate co-sponsored event:

The United Nations Association of San Francisco and Marin County in Partnership with the American Legion Post 315 are producing the UN 73 DAY HUMAN RIGHTS, CLOSE TO HOME: ACHIEVING GENDER PAY PARITY with the CANADIAN CONSULATE GENERAL and the San Francisco Status of Women Department as Program Sponsors.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) expert, Chris Syder, is from the U. K. The S F Gender Pay Parity Leader, Kate Kennedy, was from Ireland. We will include not only the Consulate General of Canada, but also the U. K. and Ireland, in the program.

The 73rd Annual United Nations Day Flyer can be found here. 

Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

Poppy Campaign @ Digital Moose Lounge’s/Canadian Studies Program at Second Annual Thanksgiving

Here are some images that the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley shared with us from their Second Annual Canadian Thanksgiving dinner yesterday evening.  This was the first event that distributed poppies at during our 2018 Poppy Campaign.

 

 

 

Poppy Campaign – First Official Poppy to Rana Sarkar

As a part of the Second Annual Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, organized by the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley, Poppy Chair Michael Barbour presents Rana Sarkar, Consul General for Canada in San Francisco, with the first official poppy of the 2018 Poppy Campaign.

CAN Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Facebook Live talk from Harvard Oct 3
The below event comes to us from our sister program at Harvard.
Canada Program (Harvard) talk by Ron Niezen (Facebook live!)
The talk by Ron Niezen will be available on Facebook Live and later on the Weatherhead Center Facebook page (link here):
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Weatherhead Forum
“Human Rights as Therapy: The Healing Paradigms of Transitional Justice in Canada”
Ronald Niezen
William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program.
Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, Department of Anthropology and Faculty of Law, McGill University.
Chair: Timothy J. Colton
Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.
12:00 noon to 1:15 pm EASTERN TIME
CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)
Abstract: Human rights initiatives such as peace accords, commissions of inquiry, and truth and reconciliation commissions often point to both the trauma associated with recollecting past experiences and the healing effects of doing so. Corresponding with this observation, there are two basic, irreconcilable goals behind many human rights initiatives: to produce public knowledge of the horror and trauma of gross human rights abuses and to further the goals of healing and reconciliation to overcome them. Drawing from ethnographic research on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian residential schools, I will critically examine the healing claims of human rights. This study reveals that the therapeutic powers of human rights are not as straightforward as many have assumed, with acts of “bearing witness” sometimes associated with deep distress and failures of reconciliation.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving: Saturday October 6
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area’s Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.
Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. Give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Enjoy slow smoked turkey, pulled pork, sausages, veggie meatloaf, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a complimentary host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. There will be networking and family-friendly entertainment throughout the night.
Tickets are required! Regular priced tickets ($69) may be purchased directly online with credit card from the Digital Moose Lounge at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-family-thanksgiving-tickets-50015143641
Reduced-Priced tickets are available to affiliates of Canadian Studies at the rate of $10 USD for students and staff, $32 for faculty and affiliates. Reduced-Priced tickets must be purchased with cash or check by emailing Elliott.Smith@Berkeley.edu – Subject Line – THANKSGIVING.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving
5 PM, Saturday October 6, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Next Colloquium October 12
Prof. Irene Bloemraad
Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure?
Irene Bloemraad Professor, Sociology; Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Irene Bloemraad’s research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of immigration for politics and understandings of citizenship. Her publications include the book Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Her expertise led her to serve, in 2014–15, as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. She believes that excellence in research and teaching should go hand-in-hand and is the proud recipient of multiple Cal teaching and mentorship awards.
Sponsored by: Canadian Studies and BIMI as part of 2018 Homecoming Week.We recommend arriving early to ensure seats are available. Dr. Bloemraad’s talk is being publicized widely as part of the “Lectures and Learning Opportunities” section of Homecoming Week.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
3:30 PM, Friday October 12
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
The below comes to us from the Council on Foreign Relations:
We are delighted to bring to your attention the International Affairs Fellowship in Canada sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, which provides selected fellows the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution working on U.S.-Canada relations. Geared for mid-career U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy, the program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration is less than twelve months) as well as a modest travel allowance. The online application deadline is October 31.
Interested candidates should visit www.cfr.org/fellowships and/or email fellowships@cfr.org
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

CAN Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Canadian Family Thanksgiving: Saturday October 6
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area’s Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.
Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. Give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Enjoy slow smoked turkey, pulled pork, sausages, veggie meatloaf, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a complimentary host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. There will be networking and family-friendly entertainment throughout the night.
Tickets are required! Regular priced tickets ($64 for Early Bird) may be purchased directly online with credit card from the Digital Moose Lounge at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-family-thanksgiving-tickets-50015143641
Reduced-Priced tickets are available to affiliates of Canadian Studies at the rate of $10 USD for students and staff, $32 for faculty and affiliates. Reduced-Priced tickets must be purchased with cash or check by emailing Elliott.Smith@Berkeley.edu – Subject Line – THANKSGIVING.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving
5 PMSaturday October 6, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Next Colloquium October 12
Prof. Irene Bloemraad
Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure?
Irene Bloemraad Professor, Sociology; Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Irene Bloemraad’s research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of immigration for politics and understandings of citizenship. Her publications include the book Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Her expertise led her to serve, in 2014–15, as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. She believes that excellence in research and teaching should go hand-in-hand and is the proud recipient of multiple Cal teaching and mentorship awards.
Sponsored by: Canadian Studies and BIMI as part of 2018 Homecoming Week.We recommend arriving early to ensure seats are available. Dr. Bloemraad’s talk is being publicized widely as part of the “Lectures and Learning Opportunities” section of Homecoming Week.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
3:30 PMFriday October 12
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
The below comes to us from the Council on Foreign Relations:
We are delighted to bring to your attention the International Affairs Fellowship in Canada sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, which provides selected fellows the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution working on U.S.-Canada relations. Geared for mid-career U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy, the program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration is less than twelve months) as well as a modest travel allowance. The online application deadline is October 31.
Interested candidates should visit www.cfr.org/fellowships and/or email fellowships@cfr.org
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

CAN Announcements

From another one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Peter Behrens Colloquium
September 11
“Families, Histories, Novels.”
Dear Friends of Canadian Studies,
We are pleased to open the Fall 2018 Colloquium series with Governor General’s Award-winning Canadian author Peter Behrens. Behrens will speak at 11:30 AM on Tuesday September 11 in 223 Moses Hall.
PETER BEHRENS’s first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General’s Award, Canada’s most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O’Briens, “a major achievement.” Carry Me, his third novel, was published in February 2016. He is the author of two collections of short stories, Night Driving and Travelling Light. His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many anthologies. A native of Montreal, he held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University and is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Who: Award-winning author Peter Behrens
What: Canadian Studies Colloquium “Families, Histories, Novels.”
When: 11:30 AMTuesday September 11
Where: 223 Moses Hall
RSVP: No RSVP is required. Just show up!
Fall 2018 Colloquium Series
Tuesday September 11, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Families, Histories, Novels
Peter Behrens (Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)
Governor General’s Award Winner
Friday October 12, 3:30 PM, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Why Canadians Love Immigration and Americans Aren’t So Sure
Prof. Irene Bloemraad (Sociology, & Canadian Studies, UC Berkeley)
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
Tuesday November 6, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Quebec
Prof. Julie Burelle (Theater & Dance, University of California San Diego)
Co-Sponsored by Indigenous Americas Working Group
Tuesday November 13, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Could it Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump & Brexit
Michael Adams, OC (President, Environics Group)
Tuesday December 4, 11:30 AM, 223 Moses Hall
Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Speakers: Edward Hildebrand Fellows (Canadian Studies Graduate Students)
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco | Silicon Valley
WLMK Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019
Harvard University
The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2019–2020 academic year, with the possibility of extending the fellowship for one additional year—conditional on the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, WCFIA associated faculty, and the co-hosting academic department.
The fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within 12 months of the August 1, 2019 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment. Those in possession of a PhD for more than five years are ineligible.
The fellowships provide an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for individual health insurance coverage. The fellows will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University’s wider community. Fellows receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.
TO APPLY:
Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; a teaching portfolio, containing a statement on teaching experience and syllabi; and three letters of recommendation.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2018
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
For more information about the WCFIA Canada Program, please visit: http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/canada_program
Community Announcements
Quebec Elections
Des élections provinciales auront lieu au Québec le 1er octobre 2018. Voici le lien vers la section du site Web d’Élections Québec qui contient les conditions à remplir et les instructions pour voter hors Québec :
 www.elections.quebec/exterieur ou www.elections.quebec/outside pour la version anglaise. La demande d’inscription pour le vote hors Québec doit être reçue au plus tard le 12 septembre 2018 à 23 h 59, heure du Québec. Elle peut être faite en ligne ou par la poste.
Provincial elections will be held in Quebec on October 1, 2018. Here is the link to the section of the Elections Québec website which contains the conditions to be filled and instructions to vote outside Quebec:
 www.elections.quebec/exterieur or http://www.elections.quebec/outside for the English version. The application for registration for the vote outside Quebec must be received no later than September 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm, Québec time. It can be done online or by mail.
Canadian film at Global Climate Action Summit on Sept 13
The International Ocean Film Festival hosts a special screening of the award-winning Canadian film Bluefin: The Last of the Giants, a significant and internationally recognized documentary that highlights the dramatic decline of Bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic.
The first 15 minutes will include an excerpt from the film with the remaining 45-minute period incorporating a panel discussion. The discussion will feature the Canadian filmmaker John Hopkins and high-profile ocean experts discussing ocean policy for climate action. The screening will take place onThursday, September 13, 2018 from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm at Yerba Buena Gardens Center for the Arts at 701 Mission Street, in San Francisco, with a private reception to follow.
The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival is to save the ocean one film at a time. With the screening of Bluefin: The Last of the Giants, our goal is to inform our audiences of the understanding that good ocean stewardship is a critical component of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy.
This event is free, but EventBrite registration is required. Register at this link: bluefinfilmscreening.eventbrite.com
Canadian Films at 2018 SF Green Films Festival
The Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco has sponsored three Canadian films that are part of the 2018 SF Green Film Festival: Anote’s ArkSilas, and Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. In addition, the closing night feature film, The Condor & the Eagle, is a Canadian co-production and First Nations leader & activist Melina Laboucan-Massimo will be on stage at the Castro Theater for Q&A at the event. Closing night is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.
Save The Date
October 6 Thanksgiving
In partnership with the Digital Moose Lounge, Canadian Studies is pleased to present the 2nd annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving at Berkeley. Save the date of Saturday October 6. More information forthcoming.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

CAN Margaret Atwood @ Cal Aug 23

An item from the Canadian Studies program at Berkeley.  Note the save the date for the Canadian Thanksgiving event at the bottom.


Margaret Atwood At BerkeleyAugust 23
Dear Friends of Canadian Studies,
We are pleased to announce that legendary Canadian author Margaret Atwood will speak on campus Thursday August 23. Ms. Atwood will deliver a lecture entitled “THE HANDMAID’S TALE ESCAPES FROM ITS BOOK” at 7:00 PM in Zellerbach Hall. Ms. Atwood’s talk is sponsored by the College of Letters & Science as part of the “On The Same Page” lecture series.
Admission is free to anyone with a Cal ID. At 6:45 PM, Zellerbach Hall will open the doors to people without an affiliation to Cal, if seats remain by that point.
Canadian Studies has secured a VERY LIMITED number of guaranteed seating tickets. If you would like to request a guaranteed seating ticket, please reply to this email. Guaranteed seating tickets in the reserved Canadian Studies section will be issued on a first come, first served basis, limit one ticket per person. If the number of requests exceeds the number of seats available to Canadian Studies, a lottery will be held to determine the ticket recipients.
Following the talk, a reception will be hosted by Canadian Studies on Lower Sproul Plaza.
Who: Legendary Canadian author Margaret Atwood
What: “THE HANDMAID’S TALE ESCAPES FROM ITS BOOK”
When: 7:00 PMThursday August 23
Where: Zellerbach Hall
Tickets: To request a guaranteed seating ticket, reply to this email. General Admission (open seating) will be available to anyone with a Cal ID. General Admission (open seating) will be available to the public at 6:45 PM, if seats remain. We recommend anyone seeking General Admission (open seating) entry to the event line up at Zellerbach well in advance of the program start time.
Save The Dates
September 11 Colloquium
Canadian Studies first Colloquium of the Spring 2018 semester will be Tuesday September 11, at 11:30 AM in 223 Moses Hall. Governor General’s Award-winning author Peter Behrens will speak about his new book “Families, Histories, Novels.” More information forthcoming.
October 6 Thanksgiving
In partnership with the Digital Moose Lounge, Canadian Studies is pleased to present the 2nd annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving at Berkeley. Save the date of Saturday October 6. More information forthcoming.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL