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CAN Big Give Update (last email, we promise)

A third item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Big Give
Dear Friends of Canadian Studies,
Pardon this intrusion into your inbox. We promise this is the last you will hear from us today. Some great news, as of 2:00 PM Pacific Time, we have raised over $17,000 from 15 donors! We still have $8,000 to go to meet our goal. Will you take a moment and make a contribution to support Canadian Studies?
Support Canadian Studies… For the undergraduate students. In the Fall 2018, Canadian Studies sent Berkeley undergraduate Fallon Burner to the First Nations Language Keepers Gathering in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She said “I couldn’t have done this without your help and I em eternally grateful!” Support Canadian Studies to support undergrads like Fallon — Donate here!
Support Canadian Studies… For the graduate students. Canadian Studies Hildebrand Fellow Erika Brown is researching how direct income transfers can reduce food insecurity in Ontario. Kimberly Thien Huynh is currently researching the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from wetlands, including Burns Bog in Delta, British Columbia. Support Canadian Studies to support grad students like Erika & Kimberly — Donate here!
Support Canadian Studies… For the public programming. Canadian Studies Colloquia events are open to EVERYONE. Recent topics have included the US/Mexico/Canada Agreement (also known as “New NAFTA”), “Why Canadians Love Immigration and Americans Aren’t So Sure,” “The Performativity of Land Acknowledgments and Settler Whiteness” and “Understanding the 2015 Canadian Election.” Support Canadian Studies to support public education programs like the Colloquium series — Donate here!
Support Canadian Studies… For the research. In 2017 Canadian Studies convened a team of scientists and First Nations and tribal leaders to draft a short policy paper on a modernized Columbia River Treaty. This publication was influential in the Canadian-American treaty negotiation process, and was read by high-level policymakers in Ottawa. In May 2019 we will convene another team on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. The upcoming Berkeley workshop was discussed by negotiators in Washington DC. Support Canadian Studies for the research — Donate here!
Support Canadian Studies… for the tax deduction! Did you know that UC Berkeley is an IRS 501(c)(3) and a Revenue Canada recognized tax-exempt organization, so your contribution may be tax-deductible on American or Canadian federal income taxes? (consult your tax professional). Support Canadian Studies for the tax deduction.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

CAN Big Give

A second item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Big Give
Dear Friends of Canadian Studies
Greetings from Canadian Studies! We are writing with some exciting news. You may remember the late Thomas Garden Barnes, founder of the Canadian Studies Program at Berkeley. The Barnes Family has made a generous donation in support of Canadian Studies, at the Northwest Territories Diamond Level in the Berkeley Maple Leaf Society.
What is the Berkeley Maple Leaf Society, you may be wondering? The members of the Berkeley Maple Leaf Society are the loyal supporters of Canadian Studies who make research and teaching on Canada at Cal possible. You can learn more about the Maple Leaf Society on our brand new redesigned website, at https://canada.berkeley.edu/maple-leaf-society
The annual Cal Big Give is TODAY, March 14, 2019. Our goal is to match the Barnes family’s generosity, and double their Northwest Territories Diamond-level gift. Will you join us in this effort? You can make your contribution securely online anytime between now and at 9:00 PM Pacific at this link https://give.berkeley.edu/egiving/index.cfm?fund=FU0713000 and your gift will be credited towards Canadian Studies’ Big Give Total. This allows Canadian Studies to compete for matching funds from campus, during the Big Give.
Your support helps keep Canadian Studies a vibrant part of intellectual life at Berkeley. We hope you will join us in our goal of matching the Barnes family gift during the 2019 Big Give. Thank you for your support. We could not do it without you.
Sincerely,
Irene Bloemraad, PhD
Co-Director & Thomas Garden Barnes Chair
Richard A. Rhodes, PhD
Co-Director
Elliott Smith, MA
Program Manager
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
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Tuesday March 19
Canadian Language and Culture and Citizenship Development: Academic Literacy Interventions using New Technologies for Immigrant and International Youth in Canadian Universities
Dr. Jia Li
Canada has a comparatively open immigration policy. On average the country has accepted about 200,000 immigrants and refugees a year over the past decade, one of the highest per capita admission rates in the world. In addition, Canada has been one of the top preferred countries for international students because of a wide selection of programs in top educational institutions, and great potential of job opportunities. As a result, Canada universities accommodate immigrant and international students from countries where the language and the culture of pedagogy may not align with students’ needs to acquire content-based language and culture competence required for their academic success and development of Canadian citizenship critical to Canada’s economic growth. This talk reports on my research work for the past few years, focusing on empirical intervention studies using new technologies to engage university English learners who are current or former immigrant and international students. It aimed to enhance their learning of English for Academic Purposes and develop in-depth understanding of Canadian culture. The talk will focus particularly on two research projects by my team: including (1) an intervention study using drama and filmmaking activities based on a Canadian novel, and (2) an intervention study using text messaging to facilitate immigrant and international youth’s learning of the issues of contemporary Canada. Qualitative and quantitative research results will be reported, including the excerpts of interview transcripts and film clips students made. Suggestions will be made for further research and pedagogical practice.
Co-Sponsored by the Berkeley Language Center
11:30 AM, Tuesday March 19
223 Moses Hall
The 2019 Cal Big Give starts tonight, March 13, and runs through 9:00 PM March 14. If you are planning on giving to Cal during this annual online fundraiser, please consider giving to Canadian Studies! You can make a secure contribution online at this link, or by check mailed to Canadian Studies, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley CA 94720-2308 USA.
Donations received during the Cal Big Give are eligible for contest matches from central campus. Canadian Studies’ hashtag for social media posts this year is #CalPOLARbears. If you are participating in the Cal Big Give and use social media, please use our hashtag #CalPOLARbears in a post to help Canadian Studies win additional bonus prizes! More info forthcoming!
Co-Sponsored Talk Monday March 18
Wilson Center Internships
Canadian Concert at Stanford
Oscar, With Love
A Tribute to the Late Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson was one of the finest pianists of the 20th century. Beloved by jazz and classical audiences alike, it was not as widely known that this man Duke Ellington dubbed “the maharajah of the keyboard” was also a prolific composer. During the course of the year in 2015, 17 jazz greats were gathered by Kelly Peterson, the pianist’s widow, to change this. The result was this unique program and recording Oscar, With Love.
Performers Benny Green, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Gerald Clayton, Justin Kauflin, Robi Botos, piano; John Clayton, bass
Host Céline Peterson, daughter of Oscar Peterson
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
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 26
Dr. Peter Loewen
The 2015 Canadian federal election was a dynamic affair. Each of the three major parties held the lead in polls at some point in the campaign. However, by the end of the campaign the Tories finished where they started, the Liberals pulled far ahead, and the NDP saw all their previous gains fall away. Why did this happen? Using data from the Local Parliament Project, I show that there were two related forces underwriting the Liberal victory. First, increasingly positive evaluations of the leadership of Justin Trudeau. Second, increased expectations that the Liberals could defeat the governing Conservatives. By contrast, the victory was not easily attributable to issue positions or economic performance. I conclude the talk by considering the implications of these findings for the next federal election, to be held in October 2019.
Peter Loewen is a Professor of Political Science, Global Affairs, and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He works on voting behaviour, elite behaviour, and the relationship between technology and good governance. His work is published in leading journals, including the American Political Science Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Political Science, Political Communication, and Transactions of the Royal Society B. He is a co-investigator of the Canadian Election Study and in 2015 was Co-Principal Investigator of the Local Parliament Project, the largest ever election study in Canada.
11:30 AM, Tuesday February 26
223 Moses Hall
Canadian Studies Sproul Fellow Jia Li seeks student participants for an upcoming Canadian Film Study Project. For more information contact Professor Li at jiajoanneli@berkeley.edu.
Call for Proposals
Association for Canadian Studies in the United States 25thBiennial Conference
Canada: Forces of Inclusion and Exclusion
November 13–16, 2019
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec
Conference Theme—Disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary scholarly inquiries dedicated to examining the conference theme of inclusion/exclusion in Canada and Canadian affairs are encouraged. In what ways can Canada be regarded as an inclusive society by the international community? What policies has Canada established and pursued over the past 150 years to foster and expand inclusivity? Have there been notable variations over time, across issues and governments, and in Canada’s approach toward inclusivity? How might these be explained? How is Canada currently positioning itself to embrace inclusivity given the variety of global concerns in the international community?
We welcome papers and panel proposals from graduate students, professors, independent scholars, practitioners, and exceptional undergraduates.Scholars interested in submitting a proposal should forward a working title and abstract of no more than 300 words along with a current vitae (2 pgs. maximum) to the appropriate section chairs no later than April 15, 2019. Paper presenters must be current ACSUS members. Confirmations will be sent to participants by May 15, 2019.
Digital Moose Lounge
Please note: Canadian Studies is pleased to forward the below as a courtesy announcement from our valued community partner, the Digital Moose Lounge. Canadian Studies and UC Berkeley do not endorse any particular tax strategy or tax professional.
You’re Invited to the 2019 Cross-Border Estate, Tax, and Investment Wealth Management Panel Discussion
Digital Moose Lounge Members and Friends!  Our panel will be on hand to answer your Estate, Tax, Investment and Wealth Management questions. Limited seats available, so get your tickets early.
The Panel:
Your Host: Wayne Baxter, One Capital Management, LLC
Wayne works with families, residing in the U.S. and Canadian residents with U.S. investment assets.  He advises wealthy families on growing, protecting and ultimately distributing their wealth in an effective and efficient manner according to their personal goals.
While practicing in Canada with Investment Planning Counsel, The Baxter Team grew from one location in 1994 to four Southern Ontario locations in Etobicoke, North York, Georgetown, and Newmarket.
James Stephens, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law
James is designated by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. He is a member of the Trusts & Estates section of the California State Bar (1998-2019).
His law practice focuses on estate planning (Will and Trust drafting), probate and trust administration (including court appearances and tax compliance), contested estate matters (litigation), and cross-border estate planning.
Marc Gedeon, Esq., CPA (CA), CPA, CA (ON)
Marc is a licensed as an Attorney and CPA in California and licensed as a CPA, CA in Ontario. His firm, Gedeon Law & CPA is a unique team that represents select clients in the USA, Canada, and Australia in cross-border tax matters.
Started in 2006, Gedeon Law & CPA is California’s only specialized U.S.-Canada cross border tax firm and is the only cross border tax firm officially licensed to practice in both California and Ontario, Canada.
Randol Curtis, CFA, One Capital Management, LLC
Randol is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for One Capital Management, LLC. One Capital Management’s investment philosophy is that in order to achieve our clients’ objectives, capital must be deployed around the globe to reach assets with high real return. Randol is a member of the firm’s Investment Advisory Committee, specializing in Fixed Income Investing.
Prior to joining One Capital Management LLC, Randol was a founding partner of C-QUADRAT Asset Management (UK) LLP, and past Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in London, UK, where he served as Lead Portfolio Manager of the Global Convertible Funds for both the Morgan Stanley Institutional Management (MSIM) and the Private Wealth Management Divisions in Europe. Previously, he was a member of the Morgan Stanley international convertible bond research team which earned the #1 ranking by Institutional Investor Magazine.
 Registration check-ins start at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided. For any questions about this event, please email us at programs@digitalmooselounge.org.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley213 Moses Hall #2308Berkeley, CA 94720

 

CAN Venue Change

An update from the recent CAN Announcements entry – which was from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 19
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
NOW AT TOLL ROOM, ALUMNI HOUSE
Dr. Selena Couture
Dr. Couture’s talk will discuss the increasingly frequent practice of Indigenous land acknowledgments in Canadian society and what implications this might have for local practices in the Bay Area. Through an engagement with methods and theoretical understandings from the field of performance studies, she examines when and how land acknowledgments can be decolonizing and when they can contribute to the continuation of settler colonial logics of whiteness.
Dr. Selena Couture is Assistant Professor in the Drama Department in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Research focuses on Canadian Indigenous Theatre, Performance and Decolonizing practices; Land, Place Names and Performance; Indigenous Language Revitalization Practices; Colonial Performance and the Construction of Whiteness; Archival Practices, the Repertoire and Historiographic Method.
Dr. Couture’s talk is co-sponsored by campus partners Native American Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, as well our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
11:30 AM, Tuesday February 19
NOTE NEW LOCATION:
TOLL ROOM, ALUMNI HOUSE
Additional Opportunity to hear Dr. Couture Speak
Canada in the Classroom
In addition to her Colloquium talk, Dr. Couture will be speaking in Professor Abigail De Kosnik’s class on Wednesday February 20. Affiliates of Canadian Studies are invited to join the class and hear Dr. Couture speak on Daniel David Moses’s play Almighty Voice and His Wife (1991).
Course title: Drama of American Culture – The Western
Day: Wednesday, Feb. 20th
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Room: BAMPFA Osher Theater
More information about David Moses can be found in the Canadian Theater Encyclopedia
For more information or questions about this Canada in the Classroom opportunity, contact Elliott Smith at elliott.smith@berkeley.edu or 510-642-0531
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
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 19
Dr. Selena Couture
Dr. Couture’s talk will discuss the increasingly frequent practice of Indigenous land acknowledgments in Canadian society and what implications this might have for local practices in the Bay Area. Through an engagement with methods and theoretical understandings from the field of performance studies, she examines when and how land acknowledgments can be decolonizing and when they can contribute to the continuation of settler colonial logics of whiteness.
Dr. Selena Couture is Assistant Professor in the Drama Department in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Research focuses on Canadian Indigenous Theatre, Performance and Decolonizing practices; Land, Place Names and Performance; Indigenous Language Revitalization Practices; Colonial Performance and the Construction of Whiteness; Archival Practices, the Repertoire and Historiographic Method.
Dr. Couture’s talk is co-sponsored by campus partners Native American Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, as well our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
11:30 AM, Tuesday February 19
223 Moses Hall
T.V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
He will speak on Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires To The Global Era. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 4:00pm-5:30pm
223 Moses Hall. More info here
4:00 PM, Tuesday February 12
223 Moses Hall
Upcoming Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 26
Dr. Peter Loewen
Peter Loewen is a Professor of Political Science, Global Affairs, and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He works on voting behaviour, elite behaviour, and the relationship between technology and good governance. His work is published in leading journals, including the American Political Science Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Political Science, Political Communication, and Transactions of the Royal Society B. He is a co-investigator of the Canadian Election Study and in 2015 was Co-Principal Investigator of the Local Parliament Project, the largest ever election study in Canada.
11:30 AM, Tuesday February 26
223 Moses Hall
Canadian Studies checked in with Cal Bears Ice Hockey coach Jeff Slusarz. Coach Slusarz has completed his 5-year term as Cal’s head coach, after an impressive Pac-8 playoff run this year. Cal has three Canadian players, coach Slusarz notes “Jordan Thompson (defense) and Ethan Crick (goalie), both from Alberta are still with the team” adding that the Albertans “have remained key members of the team. Jordan has been the team president this season. Another addition has been Gabriel Giammarco who was born in Toronto.” Giammarco, the coach pointed out “has been one of the top scorers for the team this season.”
Looking back at the 2018-2019 Cal Ice Hockey season, coach Slusarz had this to say, “The team finished the season strongly and achieved a first place finish in the PAC-8 South Division. Wins over USC, UCLA, SJ State, Oregon, Stanford and SD State highlighted the season. The game with Stanford has been a crowd favorite for several years. This year was no exception, with a full house crowd at the Oakland Ice Center.”
Coach Slusarz was awarded Pac-8 Hockey Coach of the Year in the 2017-2018 season. Chris Linden will be taking over as coach next season. Coach Slusarz added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Cal Ice Hockey Team. I plan to stay connected to the Canadian Studies Program.”
Cal Rugby will soon kick off a two game series against the University of British Columbia. Cal plays UBC at home in Berkeley on February 23. Cal Rugby then travels to Canada to face off against UBC in Vancouver on March 3. For more info visit the Cal Rugby website.
Community Events
Canadian Studies is pleased to share information about the below events from our community partners.
Our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco invite you to check out these upcoming events:
Feb 27 – Consul General Rana Sarkar to speak at Hayward Chamber of Commerce: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg2028v58e4da147&llr=dbzk8odab
March 7, 7pm – SF International Ocean Film Festival. The opening night film is the Bay Area premiere of the Canadian film Sharkwater Extinction from Rob Stewart: http://intloceanfilmfest.org/2019-festival-schedule/
Our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge invite you to check out this upcoming event:
On February 16, 2019, join the Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade as we cheer on the Vancouver Canucks vs. the San Jose Sharks!
Join us in the “Veranda” area before and during the game to mix and mingle with the group. Your ticket includes access to a balcony that has a meal included and 2 drink tickets and a private bar.
Spots are limited, so make sure to get yours early! Buy tickets at this link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vancouver-canucks-vs-san-jose-sharks-tickets-49521259420
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
Next Colloquium Jan 29
2019 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture
Jean-Frédéric Morin is associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City, Canada). Before being invited by Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, Jean-Frédéric Morin was professor of international relations at the Free University of Brussels from 2008 to 2014 and post-doctoral researcher at McGill University from 2006 to 2008. In the last decade, Jean-Frédéric Morin has presented his work in more than 15 countries, has taught in more than 10 universities, has supervised 11 PhD candidates, has worked with 4 post-doctoral researchers, and has published with more than 30 co-authors.
Dr. Morin is a visiting scholar at Berkeley for the 2018-2019 academic year, holding the titles of Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies and John A. Sproul Fellow.
2019 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture
11:30 AM, Tuesday January 29
223 Moses Hall
Community Events
Canadian Studies is pleased to share information about the below events from our community partners.
Our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco invite you to check out these upcoming events:
Come From Away, through Feb 3 – Use code CANADA for a discount on tickets. www.shnsf.com/online/article/come-from-away
Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
Our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge invite you to check out this upcoming event:
On February 16, 2019, join the Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade as we cheer on the Vancouver Canucks vs. the San Jose Sharks!
Join us in the “Veranda” area before and during the game to mix and mingle with the group. Your ticket includes access to a balcony that has a meal included and 2 drink tickets and a private bar.
Spots are limited, so make sure to get yours early! Buy tickets at this link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vancouver-canucks-vs-san-jose-sharks-tickets-49521259420
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL