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Center for Canadian Studies

In this Section


  • CREATE an educational environment that increases student and faculty awareness of Canada and the Canada/U.S. relationship
  • ENCOURAGE effective collaboration between scholars of all fields in the study of Canada and the Canada/U.S. relationship
  • SUPPORT the investigation of issues concerning Canada and the Canada/U.S. relationship

Center Activities

  • Research Support The Center, with support from the School of Business, is able to fund small summer research seed grants on Canadian and cross-border topics, with the hope that researchers will go on to apply for further funding through the Canadian Embassy in the United States. 
  • Summer Study Tour As part of the School of Business’s requirement that all students have an international experience while enrolled, the Center plans and supports an annual 2 week summer study tour in Canada which highlights the country’s natural resource industries as well as its great diversity.  
  • Annual Lecture  The annual Canadian Studies Lecture takes place every spring and brings in preeminent scholars of Canada and other important Canadian figures.  In 2008, Prof. John Herd Thompson, of Duke University will present “Managing in the Bush Leagues: The U.S./Canada Relationship Since 2001.” 

Affiliated Faculty Members
The Center for Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary center with faculty affiliates from every school of the University, including Engineering, Business, and Arts and Sciences.
Faculty List
  • Mary Graham - Consumer and Organizational Studies
  • Martin Heintzelman, Director - Economics and Financial Studies 
  • Bill Karis - Communications 
  • John Mullen - Economics and Financial Studies 
  • Diego Nocetti - Economics and Financial Studies 
  • Floyd Ormsbee - Consumer and Organizational Studies 
  • Gasper Sekelj  - Economics and Financial Studies
  • Alasdair Turnbull - Economics and Financial Studies
  • Michael Twiss - Biology
  • Ken Visser - Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Rick Welsh - Sociology

Contact Us:
If you are interested in the Center for Canadian Studies and its activities, please contact Prof. Martin D. Heintzelman at (315) 268-6427 or