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Established in 2001, the Canadian Studies Program at UCLA fosters a better understanding of Canadian society and its relationship with the United States. Through its teaching, research, and public lecture series, the Program facilitates awareness of issues of mutual concern to the two countries among students, faculty, and the public at large.


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The Forests Destroyed by Bulldozers: An Affective Geometry of the Argentine Soy Boom

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
352 Haines Hall

Professor Gordillo examines the materiality of the deforestation produced by the “soy boom” in northern Argentina through what he calls an affective geometry: that is, an analysis of how bulldozers form physical vectors that negatively affect local people and the non-human species that constitute the regional forests.

Why Canadian Studies?

Canadians and Americans breathe the same air, drink the same water, and share the same responsibility to ensure that future generations have a safe, clean and healthy continent. Stewardship of the shared environment is a key element of the Canada-U.S. relationship as the countries work together to anticipate and address environmental challenges. Read more »

How is Canadian Studies Organized at UCLA?

Canadian Studies at UCLA supports the addition of Canadian content and comparative studies of Canadian and US issues across the curriculum. Read more »

Canadian Studies at UCLA is being led by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in partnership with the International Institute.
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