2016-2017 Graduate Award Nominations

January 25th, 2016 2:48 PM

The Canadian-American Center is now accepting nominations for the following graduate awards:

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
  • Summer FLAS for intense French language study
  • New England-Atlantic Provinces-Quebec Fellowships (NEAPQ)
  • Canadian-American Center Fellowships

For more details about awards and application instructions, click here. Universal graduate award instructions may be found here. The Canadian-American Center nomination cover sheet may be accessed here. Please contact Dr. Stephen Hornsby if you have any questions with regard to nomination procedures.

Forward all application materials to: Stephanie Crosby, Temporary Administrative Assistant, Canadian-American Center, 154 College Avenue.

February 15, 2016

The Golden Age of American Pictorial Maps

February 5th, 2016 2:44 PM

Our own director, Dr. Stephen Hornsby, has curated an exhibition of pictorial maps to be displayed at the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 7. Click here to view event details and register!

2016-2017 FLAS Award Nominations

February 3rd, 2016 11:11 AM

The Canadian-American Center is now accepting nominations for several graduate awards including the  Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS): Academic Year FLAS (application due Feb 15) and
Summer FLAS for intensive French language study (application due April 1)

Forward all FLAS application materials to the FLAS Coordinator:
Dr. Frédéric Rondeau, Assistant Professor of French,  5742 Little Hall, Room 201

DEADLINE FOR AY FLAS: February 15, 2016


CALL FOR PAPERS – Canada: Homeland or Hostile Land?

January 21st, 2016 12:24 PM

“Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for presentations that examine themes of inequality in Canada: the goal of this two-day conference is to provide a space for discussions of inequality in Canada broadly defined; we thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to interpret this theme. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to: the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social locations vary on the basis of gender, race, indigeneity, ability, socio-economic status, region, or migration status.”

Download the flyer or visit the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University.

Student Opportunity: Digitizing the Confederation Debates 1865-1949

January 18th, 2016 12:23 PM

Students may gain skills and experience in Digital Humanities while working on Trent University’s Confederation Debates 1865-1945 history project.

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Contact Daniel Heidt, PhD for more information.

Upcoming Event: Canadian Studies Social for Faculty & Grad Students

January 4th, 2016 12:22 PM

The Canadian-American Center will host Canadian Studies faculty and grad students for a Spring Social on Friday, January 22 at 3PM. The event will give scholars a chance to connect with each other and welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Mark McLaughlin! 

For more details, click here.

Maps: Exploring the World featured on NPR

December 16th, 2015 12:20 PM

Map: Exploring the World

Map: Exploring the World, which features a map published by the Canadian-American Center, has been spotlighted by NPR’s All Things Considered!

Listen/read here: ‘Map’ Is An Exquisite Record Of The Miles – And The Millennia

Get work experience in Canada!

December 14th, 2015 12:17 PM

Current students are encouraged to apply for summer, semester, or year-long work permits allowing them to gain valuable international work experience! IENA’s “Work in Canada” program offers the following services: 

  • Canadian work permit for up to 12 months
  • Job search & accommodation resources
  • Discounted travel insurance

Contact Betsy Arntzen for help writing an effective application!

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Spring 2016 Canadian Studies Courses

November 23rd, 2015 12:15 PM

Canadian Studies Courses Spring 2016

Click to download detailed information on upcoming Canadian Studies courses for Spring 2016.

Dr. Mark McLaughlin to join CanAm faculty

November 20th, 2015 12:14 PM

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Mark McLaughlin will join us in January 2016 as Assistant Professor of History and Canadian Studies.

He will be teaching a new course, History 199: Atlantic Canada and New England, 1815-present, in Spring 2016 and CAN 101: Introduction to Canadian Studies in Fall 2016.

Dr. Mark McLaughlin

Dr. McLaughlin’s interests include history of forestry, resource management and science, modern environmentalism, and government comics in Canada.