Marie Uguay

The Agony of Time: A Remembrance of Marie Uguay

October 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm IMRC Stewart Commons 104 Orono, Maine 04469   Forty years ago this fall—on October 26, 1981—the phenomenal Quebec poet Marie Uguay’s life and writing were cut short by bone cancer. She was twenty-six years old. Associated with Les intimistes (The Intimists), a group of Quebecois poets who emerged in the 1980s and 90s, Uguay […]

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Canada and the Global Refugee Crisis – Dr. Janet Mancini Billson

Join the Canadian-American Center in welcoming Dr. Janet Mancini Billson as she presents “Canada and the Global Refugee Crisis” at UMaine. This presentation explores refugee resettlement and integration challenges in Canada. Examples are based on Dr. Billson’s research in Canada with Doukhobor, Rohingya, Syrian, Kurdish, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, Liberian, and Congolese refugees. The event will take […]

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Upcoming Guest Lectures: Fall 2021

This semester, the Canadian – American Center at UMaine Orono will host the following guest lectures, all of which are being held virtually.  More information will follow for each event as their dates approach. October 7th: Hélène Poulin-Mignault (McGill University), “On French Language in Quebec” October 21st: Maxime Raymond-Bock (novelist), “On Atavismes” ( November 9th: […]

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Emerging Scholars Colloquium

Nine graduate students and recent graduates will participate in the Emerging Scholars Colloquium to be held virtually on October 2, 2021.  They were selected because their research includes Québec, Francophone Canada and Franco-America.  This year’s participants are Philippe Halbert, Yale University, Aine McAlinden, Georgetown University,  Marie-Lise Drapeau-Bisson, University of Toronto, Heidi Beckman, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Emilie Drouin, Université de Montréal, Jaclyn […]

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Rencontre avec France Daigle

Rencontre avec France Daigle April 26 5 :30 to 6 :30 Presentation in French Click here to register : Organized by the Canadian-American Center and Frédéric Rondeau (MLC ; Can-Am

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Can-Am Center Hosts Spring 2021 “Writing in French in North America” Lecture Series and Canadian History Lecture

This spring, the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine will host a lecture series focusing on North American francophone authors and literature.  Virtual presentations will take place 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (EST), and all are welcome to attend. March 8, 2021 Dr. Barry Ancelet, University of Louisiana at Lafayette “Valoriser le vernaculaire. La littérature francophone […]

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Atlantic Canada Studies Conference cancelled

2021 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference cancelled

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian-American Center, in consultation with the Acadiensis Board, has decided to cancel the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference that had been rescheduled for May 2021. It is hoped that a Canadian university will host the conference in 2022. The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine hopes to […]

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Upcoming Presentation by Dr. Nancy Kong

Please join us on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:00AM for a research presentation entitled “Parental Economic Insecurity and Children’s Non-Cognitive Skills: A Panel Study of 2-to-5 Year-Olds in Canada”. Click here to register for the event. You must register before the event to access the Zoom presentation. About the lecture This paper explores the relationship […]

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Upcoming Presentation from Dr. Annie Tock

Please join us for a graduate research presentation entitled “Whose Streets? Policing Orange Riots in 19th c. British North America”, On November 12th at 12 PM via zoom. In this lecture, Annie Tock will examine the mid-19th century Party Processions Acts through the lenses of social and spatial history and consider the ways in which […]

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