Canada in the Classroom

Canada in the Classroom brings guest speakers into existing UC Berkeley undergraduate classes, in any discipline, to speak on Canadian topics. Berkeley faculty who request Canada in the Classroom support, usually in the form of a modest stipend to visiting experts and travel support, are customarily asked to make their class open to affiliates of the Canadian Studies Program on the day of the guest lecture. Opening the lecture to Canadian Studies affiliates is preferred, but not required; larger sums are available for open events.

For more information about the Canada in the Classroom program or to apply for funding, contact Elliott Smith, Canadian Studies Program Manager 510-642-0531.

Past Canada in the Classroom speakers have included:

  • Olivia Marie Golosky. A proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Olivia Marie Golosky is a Two-Spirit artist and advocate for equity with a passion for grassroots community-building.
  • Cheryl Suzack, Associate Professor, English and Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto.
  • Carmen Aguirre. A Chilean-Canadian author, actor, and playwright, Carmen Aguirre is based in Vancouver. 
  • Julie Burelle, Professor of Theater & Dance, University of California San Diego

None. Available at any time.

Any Berkeley faculty member or lecturer teaching an undergraduate class may request Canada in the Classroom Support. GSIs are eligible to request funding but should include a brief letter of support for the proposed project from their Instructor of Record.