Help support our growing program!
YOUR GENEROSITY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of our students as we grow in response to the needs of our campus and community.
Who We Are:
Established in 1971, the Center for Canadian-American Studies at WWU is one of the most well established Canadian Studies programs in the United States. The Center serves as a US Department of Education National Resource Center on Canada, in consortium with the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington and, since 1988, has been awarded Title VI support in recognition of its leading role as a center of excellence on Canada. A unique, multi-college collaboration at WWU, the Center supports critical and interdisciplinary inquiry into the historical construction and modern constitution of Canada and its relationship with the United States. The Center places particular emphasis on the interaction of diverse identities and claims to belonging in northern North America.
What We Do:
Together with our partner programs in Canada House (Salish Sea Institute, Border Policy Research Institute), the Center for Canadian-American Studies specializes in teaching about the Salish Sea transboundary region, Canadian-American relations, and Francophone Canada, including French language instruction. The Center offers two academic programs of study: Bachelor of Arts in Canadian-American Studies and Minor in Canadian-American Studies. The curriculum for these degrees is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on courses and faculty from four campus Colleges: College of Business and Economics, College of Fine and Performing Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Huxley College of the Environment. Fully revised and updated in 2017, the Center for Canadian-American Studies’s academic programs enable students to gain national scale understanding of Canada, its relationship with the US, and the diverse and contested histories that shape the present. The curriculum prepares students for positions in education, business, government, communications, and international organizations in the US, Canada, and other areas of the world.
How You Can Help:
Our House, Center, and programs of study are rapidly growing and we'd appreciate your support in offering opportunities to our students, staff, faculty, and community partners to continue our efforts in promoting place-based and transboundary learning. Your support will help bring visiting scholars and speakers to campus, increase scholarship opportunities for students, and help us plan our 2021 50th anniversary celebration!
For more information, see our website and our Facebook page.