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The Canadian Studies Program Presents : Canada Week 2016

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MONDAY, MARCH 14 2016, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM: Canadian Trivia Contest
Atrium, Boise State Students Union Building

Come learn more about Canada and enjoy a free Canadian chocolate bar.



TUESDAY, MARCH 15 2016, 8:45 AM–10:30 AM: Free Pancake Breakfast

Boise State University Quad

Enjoy a pancake breakfast complete with Canadian maple syrup.

3:00 PM-4:30 PM: “How Canadian Culture Has Transformed Ours Through Music, Literature, and Comedy”
Lookout Room, Student Union Building.

Presentation by:
Norm Weinstein, Canadian Studies Program, Boise State University

Discover how major Canadian writers, musicians, and comedians have impacted American culture in memorably provocative ways. Poet/novelists like Michael Ondaatje and Margaret Atwood will be celebrated along with singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen and members of the Saturday Night Live comedy team. Emphasis will be placed on how these Canadians wryly dramatize in uniquely Canadian terms their ambivalent feelings about American culture.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 6:00-7:30 PM: “Clean Energy Progress in Canada and the United States: New Opportunities, and Possible Partnerships”
Barnwell Room, Student Union Building.

Presentation by:
Ryan Katz-Rosene, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Ines Piccinino, Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of British Columbia
Michael Hagood, Energy and Environment, Idaho National Laboratory
Moderated by: James Hill, Consul General, Canadian Consulate, Seattle

The new Canadian Prime Minister has brought with him a refocus on clean energy at a time when economic realities are favorable for new clean energy development. This panel will discuss the debate over what constitutes “clean energy” and detail the efforts being made in both Canada and the United States in the area – with a focus primarily on the Western region of each country. Opportunities for cross-border cooperation will be highlighted and efforts at bi-national regional partnerships will be discussed.

All events are free and open to the public

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