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Canada Days at MU, March 12-March 16, 2018

Please join our fourteenth annual celebration of Canada Days at the University of Missouri, March 12-March 16, 2018! All events except for theatrical presentations are free and open to the public.

Download 2018 Canada Days schedule here.

Monday, March 12
3:00 pm, S110 Memorial Union (Eyler Family Room): Political Scientist Debra Leiter (University of Missouri-Kansas City) presents “Let’s Talk Canada: The Role of Social Networks in the 2015 Canadian Election”

Tuesday, March 13
12:30 pm, 120 Physics: Geographer Ian Mauro (University of Winnipeg) presents “Climate, Cinema and Cartography: Digital Storytelling Climate Change”

Wednesday, March 14
12:00 noon, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute (Fred Smith Forum): presentation by Consul General John Cruickshank, former publisher (Toronto Star, CBC News, Chicago Sun-Times)

3:30 pm, Memorial Union (Stotler Lounge): Ian Mauro (University of Winnipeg) professional development seminar on ““Seeds, Thieves, Igloos and Maps: Reflections On An Accidental Career in Academia and Filmmaking”

6:30 pm, Ragtag Cinema (Hitt Street): screening of film Qapirangjug: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (free admission)

Thursday, March 15
12:00 noon, N103C Memorial Union (Stotler Lounge III): Political Scientist Laura Stephenson (Western University) presents “Parties, Public Opinion and Polarization in Canada”

Wednesday, March 14, through Sunday, March 18
7:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt Street: MU Theatre’s production of The Drowning Girls, an award-winning play by three Canadian playwrights.

In addition, our Canadian visitors make a number of visits to University of Missouri classes. If you need more information, please contact James Endersby at

Canada Days at MU, March 6-10, 2017

Download 2017 Canada Days schedule here.

Canada Days at MU, February 29-March 2, 2016

Download 2016 Canada Days schedule here. Download 2016 Canada Days flyer (one page) here.

Canada Days at MU, February 23-26, 2015

Download 2015 Canada Days schedule here.

Canada Days at MU, 2014

Download 2014 Canada Days schedule here.


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.


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

University of Missouri-Columbia Canadian Studies Program