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.


"Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner and largest, most secure supplier of energy. In addition to sharing the longest, most secure border in the world, Canadians and Americans share the same aspirations and values. And yet, there are differences. Differences that sometimes matter. In an increasingly globablized, complex and contentious world, where the problems get bigger as the world gets smaller, it only makes sense that friends and allies know each other as well as possible. Problem solving - whether economic, environmental or diplomatic - can only benefit."

—David Fransen, Consul General of Canada, Los Angeles

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Diplomacy of Knowledge: Innovation Exchange Across Borders

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UCLA - CNSI Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

The Governor General of Canada, His Excellency David Johnston, looks forward to talking with UCLA students, faculty and administrators about how Canada and the United States can work together to build a fertile innovation ecosystem that promotes the “Diplomacy of Knowledge” and the value of working across disciplines and across borders.


Global Ecologies: Nature / Narrative / Neoliberalism - A two-day conference

Canadian Studies at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability co-sponsored and contributed funding to this conference, co-organized by UCLA and Canadian University faculty. Read more »

Canadian Studies at UCLA grants two new scholarships

Graduate students Ciara Martin and Scott Stephenson have been selected as the award winners. Read more »

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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