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CAN Announcements

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


Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Next Colloquium
November 5, 2019
Dr. Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins University
Narrow Path to a New NAFTA:
Will USMCA Pass in 2019, 2020, or Never?
The United States Mexico Canada Agreement was negotiated before the 2018 Mexican elections, then approved by the Mexican Congress. In 2019 Canadians went to the polls and re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whose Liberals are credited with managing relations with Washington and salvaging Canada’s market access to the United States and Mexico. Now, as the US Congress considers when to start legislative approval, will US elections in 2020 determine the fate of the USMCA? Johns Hopkins University’s Christopher Sands, Senior Research Professor and Director of the Hopkins Center for Canadian Studies at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington offers a perspective on what is new in the agreement and what it’s political prospects are as a third national election looms.
223 Moses Hall
Tuesday November 5
12:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by the Public Law & Policy Program
UC Berkeley Law
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Catching Up With Dr. Shanahan
When reflecting on his experience at Cal, former Canadian Studies Hildebrand Fellow, Brendan Shanahan, recalls the unique and interdisciplinary atmosphere that the University provides. Dr. Shanahan received his PhD in U.S. History from UC Berkeley in 2018, and this spring was awarded the Immigration and Ethnic History Society’s annual Outstanding Dissertation Award for his dissertation, “Making Modern American Citizenship: Citizens, Aliens, and Rights.” Following this award and the birth of his first child, Dr. Shanahan began a postdoc position at Yale University with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions. Dr. Shanahan explains his current research focuses on “legal, political, and popular disputes over the weight, meaning, and limits of (exclusive) American ‘citizenship rights’ from the late-19th to mid-20th century vis-à-vis the rights of noncitizens in the United States.” In addition to revising his award-winning dissertation for publication and working on several “spin-off” projects, Dr. Shanahan teaches upper-level seminars in immigration history and political and policy histories. This upcoming spring he is looking forward to teaching a course in comparative U.S-Canada political development. In September, the Canadian Studies Program caught up with Dr. Shanahan to hear about his current work and his experiences at Cal. Click here to read the full article.
Employment Opportunity
Deadline Extended!
Staff Position:
Canadian Studies is hiring!
Due to the wildfires, blackouts, and campus closures, the deadline to apply for this position has been extended until November 7.
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 November 7, 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.
Final Fall Colloquium December 10
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
The below event announcement comes to us from our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge:
DML Event: Cross Border Wealth Management Panel Discussion
Whether you have recently arrived in the Bay Area or you have been here a long time, managing your cross-border finances can be complicated.
About this Event
The Digital Moose Lounge invites you to a panel discussion on cross border wealth management.
A panel of experts from One Capital Management will be on hand to talk about many financial challenges faced by Canadians living in California, including filing your taxes in Canada and the United States, your insurance policies, managing your Canadian investments and retirement planning.
Bring your questions! The panel will be on hand to answer your Cross-Border Tax Planning, Risk Management, Investment and Wealth Management questions.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

 

Pick Up Your 2019 Poppy At The Canadian Studies Program At UC Berkeley

The Canadian Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to participate in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch, US Zone, Branch #25 Annual Poppy Campaign. Poppies are available on the UC Berkeley campus from Canadian Studies, housed within the Institute of International Studies, in Moses Hall. The building is open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday.

Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2308 USA

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CAN Events & Job Posting

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


Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Montreal Meetup
October 27, 2019
Canadian Studies is hosting a “Friends of Berkeley” gathering for alumni, past and future visiting scholars, parents, donors, and members of the UC Berkeley community in Montreal Sunday October 27.
Canadian Studies Co-Director Prof. Richard A. Rhodes and Program Manager Elliott Smith are in town and would love to see you.
The gathering will be at 3:00 PM Sunday October 27 at Ye Olde Orchard Pub and Grill, 1189 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2, Canada (between René Levesque and Ste-Catherine street).
We hope you can join us. An RSVP is requested, but not required to attend! https://berkeleymontreal.eventbrite.com
Employment Opportunity
Staff Position:
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.
Next Colloquium November 5
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.
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 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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