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Canada Days at MU, March 11-13, 2014

Please join our tenth annual celebration of Canada Days at the University of Missouri on March 11-13, 2014! All events are free and open to the public.

Download 2014 Canada Days schedule here.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH
“BEYOND THE BORDER: CANADA U.S. ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN”
by Kevin O'Shea, Asst Secy, Border Implementation Team, Privy Council Office, Canada
2:00 PM, Cornell Hall 205
The Canada-US Beyond the Border Action Plan and what it means for the United States and Canada. Mr. O'Shea joined the Border Implementation Team as Assistant Secretary in the Privy Council Office (PCO) in 2012 after spending six years at the Embassy of Canada to the US as the Minister for Public Affairs. PCO is the hub of non-partisan, public service support to the Prime Minister and Cabinet and its decision-making structures. Led by the Clerk of the Privy Council, PCO helps the Government implement its vision and respond effectively and quickly to issues facing the government and the country.

Film: BON COP, BAD COP
7:00 PM, Middlebush 12
When a dead body is found hanging on top of the sign demarcating the Ontario-Quebec border, police officers from both Canadian provinces must join forces to solve the murder. Although both detectives are bilingual, they must resolve their professional and cultural differences as well as their bigotry and prejudices.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH
“GRADUATE SCHOOL--WHAT CAN CANADA OFFER ME?”
meeting with Colleen Duke, Public Affairs Officer, Consulate General of Canada, Chicago
10:00 AM, Physics 120
Opportunities for students to pursue graduate study in Canada. Is it hard to apply? What is needed? How much does it cost? Find out all the details.

"THE UGLIEST WORD IN THE LANGUAGE: LEGISLATIVE RETIRMENTS IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES"
by Professor Marvin Overby

12:00 PM, Memorial Union, N 103 Stotler Lounge
Recent research on membership in the Canadian Parliament.  FREE SHAKESPEARE’S PIZZA WILL BE SERVED

Film: LES ORDERES
6:00 PM Middlebush 12
Made in 1974, this historical drama from Quebec relates the incarceration of innocent civilians during the 1970 October Crises following the murder of a Quebec cabinet minister. The film follows five of the incarcerated civilians. Following the screening, Eric Marquis, head of the Quebec Government Office in Chicago will make remarks and take questions.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13TH
Film: THE ROCKET (MAURICE RICHARD)
7:00 PM, Middlebush 12
This award winning film is the story of Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by anglophones. Attendees will have a chance to win a Canada winter prize package (drawing at the conclusion of the film).

War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium, February 20, 2013

Please join us for our bicentennial symposium on the War of 1812. Yes, the War of 1812 continued into 1813, and through 1815! You may remember the War of 1812 for the burning of the White House, the Battle of New Orleans, and the origin of The Star-Spangled Banner. But the War of 1812 was a critical factor in the destiny of two great countries, and it defined the future of North America. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

Wednesday, February 20th, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in Jesse Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union South)

Speakers include:

  • Major John R. Fisher (Canadian Forces College): The War of 1812 from the perspective of Canada
  • Professor L. Marvin Overby (University of Missouri): The impact of the War of 1812 on American political development
  • Author David A. Taylor (The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy): The influence of the War of 1812 on the future of the American Navy.

The War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium is sponsored by the MU Canadian Studies Center, the National Defence Public Affairs Office (of Canada), the MU Department of History, the Canadian Consulate in Chicago, and the MU Department of Political Science.

Canada Days at MU, March 5-7, 2013

Please join our ninth annual celebration of Canada Days at the University of Missouri on March 4-7, 2013. The schedule of events will be posted here soon. Events will include lectures by Bryne Purchase (Queen's University), John Petrocik (University of Missouri), a screening of the Oscar nominated film Monsieur Lazhar, and more! All events are free and open to the public.

Download 2013 Canada Days schedule here.

Did you know...

  • Canada is Missouri's largest international trading partner, with over $7.1 billion worth of goods exchanged?
  • Canada has two official languages: English and French?
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia, in terms of land mass?
  • Canada is the fourth largest investor to the U.S. while the U.S. is Canada's number one investor?
  • More than $1.9 billion in goods and more than 300,000 people move across the Canada-U.S. border every day?

The Canadian Studies Program at the University of Missouri is a new, growing, and vibrant organization intended to promote awareness of Canada throughout the university, state, and region. A knowledge of Canada will provide students with a competitive advantage over their peers for careers in Canadian and international organizations. An understanding of Canadian culture, history and politics is particularly advantageous to Missourians, given Canada's status as our single largest international trading partner.

Contact:

James Endersby, Coordinator
Canadian Studies
College of Arts & Science
office: 113 Professional Building
phone: 573-882-4238
Fax: 573-884-5131
email: endersbyj@missouri.edu

University of Missouri-Columbia Canadian Studies Program