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.