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Canadian Consul General David Alward visits CanAm

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David Alward, Consul General of the Canadian consulate in Boston, joined us last Thursday for a discussion of Canada’s recent elections, the Keystone XL Pipeline, and many other cross-border issues.

CanAm map featured in new book!

The new best-selling volume Map: Exploring the World, published by Phaidon Press, features a map published by the Canadian-American Center. They Would Not Take Me There: People, Places, and Stories from Champlain’s Travels in Canada created by Michael James Hermann and Margaret Wickens Pearce can be found on page 115.

Map: Exploring the World

To learn more about our Champlain map or to order a full-size copy, click here.


Canadian Consul General David Alward to visit CanAm!

We are excited to welcome the David Alward, Consul General of the Canadian consulate in Boston, on November 12. He will discuss the recent Canadian elections with CanAm faculty and students.


Consul General David Alward

For more information, click here or contact the Center!


Ottawa Trip 2015 was a success!


Stefano Tijerina, joined by Professor Emeritus Howard Cody, led 45 students on a three-day tour of Ottowa (October 23-25, 2015). Here they pose with Maman, a sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, outside the National Gallery of Canada.


Click here to read about our trip.


U.S. Department of Education awards funding to Can-Am Center


The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a four-year grant of $1,448,000 to the Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, to support a National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada and to provide Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for graduate students studying North American French.  The Canadian-American Center will use the NRC funds to further the study of Canada and Canada-US relations by supporting outreach to American K-12 teachers and faculty, faculty teaching and research, expansion of library holdings, public lectures and academic programing, and administration of the Center.  The NRC and FLAS programs are the U.S. government’s principal means of supporting international and foreign language education at the university level.  The Canadian-American Center has been a federally-designated National Resource Center on Canada since 1979.  It is the lead partner in a consortium with the Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY-Plattsburgh.  The University of Maine is the only state institution in New England to have a National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.