About the Program

The program’s ambition is to train a new breed of policy-makers knowledgeable about Canadian society and well-versed in Canada-U.S. relations and affairs. With their Canadian counterparts, these young professionals will make wise and thoughtful decisions for the sustainable and long-term development and well-being of the North American community, whether these relate to our security, public health, the environment, or economic relations.

Canadian Studies Program Goals

  • Annual lecture series by a prominent Canadian scholar or policy-maker
  • Opportunities for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student exchanges between UCLA and Canadian universities
  • Research support for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students on Canada-oriented topics
  • Fellowship support for graduate students
  • Library acquisition of Canada-oriented journals, books, documents, and primary source materials
  • Public lectures and conferences on issues involving Canada-U.S.-world relations
  • Increased Canadian curricular content in UCLA classes

Canadian Studies at UCLA will embrace a strong environment and sustainability focus.

The program will address subjects such as:

  • sustainability policies
  • business practices and technologies
  • resource management
  • species and habitat conservation
  • climate change

Through teaching, research and outreach, the program will facilitate awareness of issues of mutual concern for the two countries among faculty, researchers, students and the public.


Canadian Studies at UCLA is being led by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in partnership with the International Institute.
300 La Kretz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: (310) 794-4908