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Canadian-American Center

Center’s director presents research at UBC

Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies and director of the Canadian-American Center Stephen Hornsby presented a lecture in the University of British Columbia’s Green College as part of their Thematic Lecture Series Transforming Canada: Histories of Environmental Change.

Professor Hornsby, who received his PhD from the University of British Columbia, presented a lecture titled “Fish and Fur and the Nature of Canada”.  His lecture is one of UBC’s Green College interdisciplinary Series which addresses the themes of human activities and Canadian nature, nature’s influence on the nature of Canada, and ideas and nature in Canada.  The series presents lectures with the goal of preparing students for sensible engagement with the environmental challenges facing Canadian society in the 21st century.

Professor of Geography presents atlas research

Professor of Geography and director of the Canadian-American Center Stephen Hornsby presented on a panel at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, February 24-28, 2012.   The peer-reviewed and selected panel was organized by Middlebury College professor of Geography Guntram Herb, and titled “The Future of the Atlas”.  The week-long conference was attended by more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and featured over 4,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.

Canadian Studies faculty, grad students and staff presented research at ACSUS in Ottawa

Canadian Studies professors of History, Economics and Political Science, and adjunct faculty of History with two Department of History graduate students and one Canadian-American Center staff presented their research at the 21st biennial meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) conference November 16-20, 2011 in Ottawa.

The Canadian Studies professors, adjunct faculty, graduate students and staff who presented on peer-reviewed and selected sessions and panels were: Karen Buhr (Economics), Howard Cody (Political Science), Scott See (History), Stefano Tijerina (History adjunct), Chuck Deshaies (History PhD candidate), Rebecca White (History PhD candidate), and Betsy Arntzen (Canadian Studies Outreach Coordinator).

Professor of French and Associate Director of the Canadian-American Center Raymond Pelletier attended representing the American Council for Quebec Studies.  Dr. Pelletier is the Executive Director and oversees the ACQS secretariat housed at UMaine in the Canadian-American Center.

The ACSUS conference is attended by Canadian Studies faculty from universities in the US and Canada, as well as by academic relations officers and staff of the Canadian Embassy and Canadian Consuls General.  ACSUS is based in Washington, DC.

Canadian-American Center Directory

  • Stephen J. Hornsby: 581-4226
  • Raymond J. Pelletier: 581-4227
  • Howard Cody:581-1869
  • Betsy Arntzen: 581-4225
  • Craig Harris: 581-4220
  • Betsy Beattie:581-1694
  • K-12 Outreach

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    Canadian-American Center
    154 College Avenue
    Orono, ME 04473
    Phone: (207) 581-4220 | Fax: (207) 581-4223
    The University of Maine
    Orono, Maine 04469
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