Dear Friends of the Center,

We begin this quarter’s newsletter with another sad loss—that of our dear friend and colleague, Chuck Hart. Chuck served as the program manager for our consortium partner, the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University. Chuck was beloved in his more than 40-year career at WWU. You will find a touching tribute to Chuck below.

At the Center our programs are thriving thanks to the virtual residency of UW’s Fulbright Canada Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, Kevin Turner; the virtual teaching of Inuktitut, the Inuit language, taught from Iqaluit, Nunavut as well as Nuu-chah-nulth, a First Nations language taught from Vancouver Island; and our virtual exchanges to University of Victoria, University of British Columbia and other Canadian institutions via our Corbett and Killam programs. We hope you enjoy the stories of hope and success below.

Team Canada — Rich Watts, Nadine Fabbi, Marion Ferguson, Morna McEachern, Lucas Contreras, Tova Beck, and Colin Carter


Remembering Chuck Hart

For decades, Chuck Hart was an integral part of the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada. Read this wonderful tribute from our partners at Western Washington University.  MORE


Welcome Kevin Turner, UW Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies

Arctic chair connects with colleagues in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Forest Sciences and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.  MORE

Canadian Studies awarded Global Innovation Fund grant

Nadine Fabbi, Patricia Johnston and Emma Elliot-Groves received a research award for a project on Inuit well-being in the Arctic and beyond.  MORE


Recorded Center events now online

As we continue to host events online, the Center has a new home for recordings. Now you can “attend” our programs from anywhere, at any time.   MORE


News from faculty, students, staff and alums

Dozens of faculty, students, staff and alums are engaged in Canadian Studies. Read here about their publications, grants and activities.  MORE


New course in Arctic histories

Elena Campbell, History, developed and is teaching a new course this winter HSTCMP/ARCTIC 220 At the Top of the World: Arctic Histories.  MORE


Community-powered connectivity in Ulukhaktok, Canada

NSF Arctic grant connects the iSchool, Computer Sciences and Engineering, and Information and Communication Technology for Development Lab.  MORE

JSIS alum now teaching First Nations language

Adam Werle, an alum in International Studies, Japan Track (1998), now teaches Nuu-chah-nulth to FLAS fellows.  MORE


New FLAS fellows in Inuktitut

Graduate students from the Jackson School, Political Science and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs were awarded fellowships for the Inuit language.  MORE


Tsek’ene language revitalization

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow travels to northern British Columbia as part of a language preservation project.  MORE


Alum to White House Office of Science and Technology

Max Showalter, Ph.D. in Oceanography (2020) was awarded a 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  MORE

Corbett alum develops Indigenous Walking Tour of UW

Inspired by his time as an exchange student at UBC (2019), Owen Oliver is developing a walking tour focused on Indigenous life and stories at UW.  MORE


New Arctic resources at UW Libraries

Many publishers are steadily expanding their offerings of Arctic-themed monographs. Learn about our recent acquisitions.  MORE


Atautsikut/Leaving None Behind

This documentary, available through UW Libraries, tells the story of how art played a key role in the success of the Inuit and Cree co-ops in Nunavik, Québec.  MORE


NCSS 2020 goes virtual

Kyla Sweet and colleagues from the other federally-funded National Resource Center on Canada participated in the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference.  MORE



  • Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program: Scholarship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from UW, UBC, and UVic. Students receive up to $10,000! Applications due January 31, 2021.
  • Killam Fellowships Program: Scholarship opportunity for UW undergraduates to study at one of 20 institutions in Canada. Students receive up to $10,000! Applications due January 31, 2021.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship: UW students—are you interested in studying French, Inuktitut or Nuu-chah-nulth and receiving tuition and a monthly stipend? Applications are now open for summer 2021 and the 2021-22 academic year, due January 31, 2021. Learn more at our upcoming info session on January 14 at 4:00 pm.
  • Canada-U.S. Virtual Internship: UW undergraduate and graduate students who are Canadian or dual nationals (U.S.-Canada) with an interest in Canada-U.S. relations are eligible to apply for a virtual internship with the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle. Applications for spring quarter 2021 are due February 12, 2021.


The Canadian Studies Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington is a U.S. Department of Education designated National Resource Center on Canada. It is one of six NRCs in the Jackson School. Together with the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University, it forms the Pacific Northwest NRC on Canada–one of just two NRCs on Canada in the nation. The NRC is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant administered by the International and Foreign Language Education office in the Office of Postsecondary Education.