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The Canadian Studies Center is using this “virtual time” to build impact and community. In winter quarter viewers from around the world zoomed into Chief Tizya-Tramm’s discussion on the role of the Gwich’in people in international relations. Two courses – one in art and the other a Jackson School Task Force on pipelines – brought Indigenous artists and activists from Canada into UW classrooms. A dozen students from UW, the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria engaged in a virtual series of workshops on the Canada-U.S. relationship. UW’s Fulbright Canada Chair in Arctic Studies taught ARCTIC 401 from Brock University on the shores of Lake Ontario while a student from Tampere University in Finland zoomed into the course applying lessons in satellite imagery to the Boreal forest. And, over a dozen UW Arctic scholars provided new insights into the Arctic region to educators from 17 states and provinces. We hope you enjoy our stories below.

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View the web version of the Canadian Studies Center Newsletter for April 2021