Canada House at Western Washington University
New Course Offering

Quebec Politics and US Relations


An introduction to US-Quebec relations and Quebec contemporary politics, this course will identify the importance of Quebec's economic, environmental and security relationships with the US.

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Students in Can/Am 200, Introduction to Canadian Studies
The Canadian-American Studies 40th Anniversary Scholarship is offered each year.

This $1500 scholarship is established to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University.

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WWU students with US Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, at SFU, Surrey
Ian Faulds, Canadian-American Studies 40th Anniversary Scholarship recipient.
Tikal Mayan ruins in Guatemala.
Don Alper addressing Beyond the Border Forum at World Trade Center in Seattle
Matt Davenport, International Business student at the Focus Canada: Canadian-American Business Seminar.
International Business students at the Focus Canada: Canadian-American Business Seminar.
Professor Christina Keppie at the Taste of Canada.
The Center for Canadian American Studies, located in Canada House at Western Washington University, offers a comprehensive program for the study of Canada in the United States. In consortium with the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington, our Center is one of only two U.S. Department of Education designated National Resource Centers for the study of Canada in the United States.

We coordinate a multidisciplinary undergraduate program; organize seminars and symposia on cross-border issues of interest to both nations; promote research on Canadian topics in the social sciences and humanities; and conduct extensive outreach to K-12 and post-secondary educators as well as to the business and local community, media and cultural organizations.




The Center for Canadian-American Studies brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support scholarship about Canada and Canada-US relations across disciplinary and regional boundaries.



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April 30 – May 2, 2014
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington


Western led the largest-ever Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, which assembled leading professionals in marine science, fisheries and related fields, as well as policymakers, Tribal and First Nations leaders and industry stakeholders from around British Columbia and Washington state. The conference was held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle


The conference was highly successful with a final tally of 1,247 registrants, including 176 students, more than 90 representatives from Tribes and First Nations and more than 450 scientific presenters. More than 30 presentations and posters were offered by WWU faculty and students.


The conference, previously known as the Georgia Basin / Puget Sound Research Conference., became the Salish Sea Ecosystem conference in 2011 to reflect the growing awareness that the Salish Sea is one trans-boundary ecosystem. The Center for Canadian-American Studies was this year’s conference organizer and lead sponsor. Its partners were the Fraser Basin Council in Vancouver, B.C., and the Puget Sound Partnership in Seattle.

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