Past Events

September 6 | 1200 PM | 223 Moses
Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Join Canadian Studies for lunch and learn about research conducted in Canada by Berkeley graduate students:

Gabrielle Goldstein

Health Policy

Jonathan Holmes


Kimberly Richards

Theater, Dance and Performance Studies


May 23
See you in the Fall

There are no events scheduled for Summer 2017 at this time. See you in Fall! 

April 18 | 2:00 PM3:30 PM | 119 Moses
Digital Resources for Blackfoot Language Documentation and Revitalization: Canadian Studies Colloquium

2 PM, 119 Moses Hall. Blackfoot is an endangered Algonquian language spoken by several thousand people in Southern Alberta and Northern Montana. Most fluent speakers are now elderly and, with very few exceptions, young people no longer learn the language as a mother tongue in the home.

March 22 | 12:00 PM1:30 PM | 223 Moses
Millennials In Crisis: Myth Busting Millennial Debt Narrative

Millennials In Crisis: Myth Busting Millennial Debt Narratives

Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai

Sproul Fellow with Canadian Studies and Visiting Scholar with Berkeley Law / York University Osgoode Hall Law School

This talk regards how intense pop-cultural commentary on millennial finances and indebtedness perpetuate tw

March 8 | 12:00 PM1:30 PM | 223 Moses
Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States

Intergenerational mobility is about twice as great in Canada than in the United States, but varies significantly within each country. Our sub-national analysis of six different indicators finds that the national border only partially distinguishes the close to one thousand regions we analyze within these two countries. The Canada-US border clearly divides Central and Eastern Canada from the Great Lakes regions and the Northeast of the United States.

March 9 to March 19 | San Francisco & Oakland
Canadian Films at CAAM Fest

Our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco | Silicon Valley are sponsoring a number of Canadian Films at CAAM Fest (Celebrating Asian American Film, Music and Food)

February 2 | 35 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

The 2017 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in honor of the founder of the Canadian Studies Program will be delivered by internationally renowned linguist and Order of Canada Recipient Dr. Keren Rice of the University of Toronto. 3 PM, Thursday February 2, 2017. 223 Moses Hall, University of California, Berkeley.

Gots’udi ní̜dé Dene xedə́ t’áodéʔa: Indigenous Language Resilience in Canada

Keren Rice, University of Toronto

December 6 | 121:30 p.m. | Moses Hall

Professor Rymhs will talk about the art of Kent Monkman, part of her new book-in-progress entitled "Directing Traffic: Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art."
Bio: Deena Rymhs is associate professor of English at the University of British Columbia where she teaches courses in Indigenous literatures and the environmental humanities. She is author of From the Iron House:...

October 18 | 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. | Doe Library

His Excellency David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada
to the United States of America, Will speak at the University of California, Berkeley on the topic of: Prime Minister Trudeau’s New Agenda for Canada, with a particular focus on LGBTQ2S issues, Climate Change, and Trade.

Doors open at 11:00. Event begins at 11:30. (Free) Tickets required.

November 15 | 121:30 p.m. | Moses Hall

A Talk by Dr. Iain McKechnie
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Hakai Institute Scholar, University of Victoria, Canada

The maritime fur trade on the Pacific Coast of North America (ca. AD 1778-1850) was a historically consequential process that unfolded throughout the Indigenous territories of what is now called western Canada and the United States of America. Tens of thousands of...