UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
The Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University and the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington, part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, jointly form the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for Canada. The consortium has served as an NRC since 1987.
CANADIAN STUDIES CENTER - UW
The University of Washington Canadian Studies Center has a two-fold mission: to develop and expand the academic program in Canadian Studies including facilitating research, scholarly activity and education about Canada, and; to provide outreach programming to the wider community including educational workshops, field trips, and curriculum materials for kindergarten through grade 12 and community college educators and librarians.
CENTER FOR CANADIAN-AMERICAN STUDIES WWU
Located just 25 miles from the Canadian border, WWU offers one of the strongest programs for the study of Canada in the US. More than 30 distinguished faculty are engaged in teaching and research on Canada--including three Donner Medal recipients for scholarly achievement in Canadian Studies. The Center offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary major for undergraduates, fosters faculty and student research on Canadian topics, organizes seminars and symposia on current Canada-US public policy issues, sponsors events highlighting Canadian culture, and conducts extensive outreach off-campus to the local community, regional business and the media.
K-12 STUDY CANADA
As US education works towards greater internationalization, it is vital that curricula on Canada also be improved at K-12 levels to broaden students' perspectives about the shared geography, history, and culture of North America. Nationally recognized professional development and classroom programs as well as curriculum and resource development is performed jointly by both Centers as "K-12 STUDY CANADA" outreach. The Centers host a separate website at www.k12studycanada.org to serve all interested in learning more about our northern neighbor.