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The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine is one of the leading institutes for the study of Canada in the United States. Designated as a National Resource Center on Canada by the United States Department of Education in 1979, the Center coordinates an extensive program of undergraduate and graduate Canadian Studies education;  helps support a major research library on Canada;  promotes cross-border research in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professions;  and directs outreach programs to state, regional, and national audiences. The Canadian-American Center is a founding member of the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada.

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Please join us in welcoming Dr. Herb Emery for his lecture, “Insights Into the Persistence of Lagging Regions in Advanced Economies from a Study of Manufacturing in New Brunswick and Maine.” Dr. Emery is the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at the University of New Brunswick. His lecture will focus on descriptive quantitative comparisons of […]
The Canadian-American Center is creating an all-new spotlight for students from Canada! Here is our third student spotlight with Abby Kraemer. If you are a UMaine student from Canada and interested in being featured, contact the Canadian-American Center (um.canam@maine.edu) orAmy Blanchard (amy.i.blanchard@maine.edu). Abby Kraemer is a third-year undergraduate with a pre-med biochemistry major from Waterloo, […]
Title card for a Career Opportunity at the Canadian American Center as an Outreach Coordinator. The Canadian American Center at University of Maine logo is in the corner.
The Canadian American Center is hiring for an Outreach Coordinator! This position performs outreach and administrative duties within a team.
Title card for post "Mackenzie Wilson: UMaine Canadian Student Feature"
The Canadian-American Center is creating an all-new spotlight for students from Canada! Here is our first spotlight with Mackenzie Wilson! If you are a UMaine student from Canada and interested in being featured, contact the Canadian-American Center um.canam@maine.edu or Amy Blanchard amy.i.blanchard@maine.edu. Mackenzie Wilson is a senior with a double major in Kinesiology & Physical […]
Graphic for upcoming Margaret Pearce lecture
On Wednesday, February 7 at 3:00 pm in the IMRC, award-winning cartographer Margaret Pearce will conclude her mini-residency at the University of Maine with a talk about her own research on mapping. As part of her residency, Pearce led student workshops on mapping–for those new to cartography and for students with previous experience in GIS. Pearce’s talk, titled […]
Title card reading "What is the Imagined North? Ethical Principles. Dr. Daniel Chartier Lecture"
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Daniel Chartier for his lecture, “What is the Imagined North?” Daniel Chartier is a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and director of the International Laboratory for Research on Images of the North, Winter and the Arctic. His lecture will focus on the many images, ideas, […]
University of Maine undergraduate students Lauren Poulin and Michael Sabol are both Killam Fellows for Fall 2023. The Killam Fellowships Program provides undergraduate students in Canada and the U.S. with opportunities to spend a semester or full academic year in the other country as exchange students. Recipients like Poulin and Sabol receive $5,000 per semester, […]
Professor of geography and Canadian Studies and former director of the Canadian-American Center Dr. Stephen Hornsby recently received the prestigious Donner medal for distinguished achievement, scholarship, and program innovation in the area of Canadian Studies in the United States. The award was presented to Dr. Hornsby on November 17, 2023 in Washington, D.C., during the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Conference […]
Concordia’s Reckoning With the Pasts of Its Founding Institutions A University of Maine alumnus, Professor Graham Carr is president and vice-chancellor of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. A historian by training and a long-time leader in higher education in Canada, Carr returns to his alma mater to explore the role universities can and should play […]
The cartographer Margaret Pearce will be at Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs, for an artist residency October 6th to November 12th. Margaret Pearce is an independent cartographer and author of several award winning maps, such as Ivoka Eli-Wihtamakw Kәtahkinawal/This is how we name our lands (Penobscot Cultural & Historic Preservation, 2015) in collaboration with Penobscot C&HP, and They Would […]
A Presentation by Dr. Susan Pinette Thursday, October 12 | 3:00pm Collins Center for the Arts ~ Open to the Public Next thursday October 12th at 3pm Dr. Susan Pinette will be presenting the 14th Maine Heritage Lecture, presented by the UMaine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Pinette is a Professor of Modern […]
This May, sponsored by the Canadian-American Center, director Frederic Rondeau and center staff took students to Quebec for a week long francophone language immersion course. Students visited important cultural sites throughout the region, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Assemblée nationale du Québec, the Wendake indigenous site of the Huron-Wendat Nation, and […]
The Canadian-American Center fondly remembers Raymond Pelletier, Ph.D., who passed away on May 15. During his career, Dr. Pelletier served as Associate Professor of French in the Modern Languages and Classics department, and as Associate Director of the Canadian-American Center, among many other roles and honors. He dedicated much of his time in advancing the […]
Fellow Feature NEAPQ Hannah Schmidt
University of Maine PhD student, Hannah Schmidt, is one of several recipients of a New England-Atlantic Provinces-Quebec (NEAPQ) Fellowship for Spring 2023. The NEAPQ Fellowship is offered by the Canadian-American Center and the University of Maine Graduate School. It is available to graduate students in disciplines that focus on Canada or Canada-US relations. Each academic […]
Grants up to $4000 for UMaine Faculty The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine invites faculty to submit proposals for Canadian studies course development grants. Proposals for graduate and undergraduate courses are welcome from full-time faculty in all relevant disciplines. Which proposals are eligible for funding?  Proposals may use funds for one of the […]
The editors of the American Review of Canadian Studies invite submissions for the journal’s biennial Thomas O. Enders Special Issue on Canada-U.S. Relations, which they plan to publish in late 2023. Full-length article submissions from all disciplines and from interdisciplinary perspectives are welcome, but they should, in some way, focus on the issue’s main theme: […]
This week The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $350,000 to the University of Maine Franco American Programs. This funding is dedicated towards digitizing historical documents and making them available online. When asked about this project, Susan Pinette, director of the Franco American Centre and Studies program, and executive committee member for the Canadian-American […]
Today, April 12th Quebec poet Marie-Andrée Gill spoke with University of Maine students about her latest collection of poetry, Chauffer les Dehours. Canadian-American Center Assistant Director and UMaine Associate Professor of French Frederic Rondeau hosted Gill in his Quebec Poetry Course. Students were able to hear about her writing process, how nature inspired her poetry, […]
The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine extends congratulations to independent cartographer, Margaret Wickens Pearce, who was recently named as one of 2023’s recipients of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship under the Geography and Environmental Studies category. Pearce has worked extensively with the Canadian-American Center on cartographic projects producing maps such as They Would Not […]
University of Maine PhD student, Darcy Stevens, is one of several recipients of the New England-Atlantic Provinces-Quebec (NEAPQ) Fellowship for the 2022 academic year. The NEAPQ Fellowship is offered by the Canadian-American Center and the University of Maine Graduate School. It is available to graduate students in disciplines that focus on Canada or Canada-US relations. […]
Today, the University of Maine announced that 21 faculty members have received tenure and/or promotion this spring. The annual announcement recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and research, and community engagement. “These are world-class faculty members who contribute to the quality of the UMaine and UMaine Machias student experience, and to the mission of the […]
When: Tuesday, March 28th 2023 from noon to 1 PM Where: Coe Room in the Memorial Union Please join the Canadian-American Center in coordination with Bridgewater State University, as we welcome Dr. Will Garrett-Petts to the University of Maine to present The Vernacular Rhetoric of Cultural Mapping: Everyday Canadian Cartographers in the Public Sphere. This […]
Suzette Mayr
Thursday March 30, 2023 Fernald APPE Space 104 Stewart Commons, University of Maine Free and Open to the public!   Please join the Canadian-American Center and the UMaine English department in welcoming award-winning author, Suzette Mayr to the New Writing Series, where she’ll give a reading and engage in discussion of her works. Suzette Mayr […]
On February 22nd Quebec writer Patrick Roy spoke with University of Maine students about his latest collection of poetry, titled Pompéi (Le Quartanier, 2000). Canadian-American Center Assistant Director  and UMaine Associate Professor of French Frederic Rondeau hosted him in his Quebec Poetry Course. Students were able to hear about his writing process, his love of […]
Canadian-American Center News, Erin Victor: Can-Am Fellow Researching Producer Responsibility Legislation (On the top left is the Canadian American Center logo. Underneath is a picture of Victor. She has long blonde hair, and is wearing a blue and white dress)
University of Maine PhD student, Erin Victor, is one of several recipients of the Canadian-American Center Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year. The Canadian-American Center Fellowship is offered by the Canadian-American Center and the University of Maine Graduate School. It is available to graduate students in disciplines that focus on Canada or Canada-US relations. Each […]
The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) has announced its call for papers for a student colloquium, set to take place alongside its biennial meeting and conference this coming November in Washington, D.C. . They’re looking for strong proposals in from students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, individual submissions as […]
L’Association d’études canadiennes aux États-Unis (ACSUS) a lancé un appel à communications pour un colloque d’étudiants, qui se tiendra parallèlement à sa réunion et conférence biennale en novembre prochain à Washington, D.C.. L’ACSUS est à la recherche de propositions solides de la part d’étudiants de premier et de deuxième cycle, qu’il s’agisse de propositions individuelles […]
Hollie Adams, Canadian studies faculty and assistant professor of English at the University of Maine, has been selected as one of 13 artists selected for Acadia National Park’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 2023. Adams is the author of the novel “Things You’ve Inherited from Your Mother” and the hybrid prose-poetry chapbook “Deliver Me from Swedish Furniture,” […]
Heading for post that reads: Malcolm Nelson: Can Am Fellow Researching Sustainable Development in Francophone Communities
University of Maine graduate student, Malcolm Nelson, is one of several recipients of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year.    The FLAS fellowship  is offered by the Canadian-American Center and the U.S. Department of Education. FLAS is a federal grant to support students who wish to improve proficiency […]