Canadian Studies Center Latest Events 2015-10-10T14:14:40-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Canadian Studies Center at Michigan State University <![CDATA[CN Forum 2015]]>

CN Forum 2015- Thinking Ahead: Regional Needs for Meeting Global Demand

Recent developments including plans for the Gordie Howe Bridge and the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership puts the Great Lakes Region in the center of exponential growth in trade and related economic development. This forum calls on area stakeholders to envision and address the needs of an accelerated trade environment, while considering the role of complementary assets held in the U.S. Midwest and Canada's Eastern Provincial Region.

Join us for Michigan State University's CN Forum, a regional network gathering of business, policy, and research leaders. The forum is where new information is exchanged on the status of the U.S. and Canada connection in areas of trade, travel, and Great Lakes stewardship. New contacts are made to help move the U.S. Midwest region and Canada forward, making this binational connection the world's model for cross border collaboration. 

Speakers include:

  • Mr. John Orr, Senior Vice President of Operations, Canadian National Railway; Former CN Chief Safety and Sustainability Officer 
  • The Honorable Tom Casperson, Senator, 38th District (Escanaba); Chair, Transportation and Natural Resources Committees
  • Mr. Andrew S. Doctoroff, Special Projects Advice to Office of Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan 

More details and registration information can be found at

2015-07-31T16:23:03-04:00 2015-10-10T14:14:40-04:00 Diana
<![CDATA[Toiling for the Empire: Sailors, Solidarity and Imperial Labor Relations, 1895-1924]]> "Toiling for the Empire: Sailors, Solidarity and Imperial Labor Relations, 1895 - 1924," presented by William Riddell, History Department, University of Toronto.

"Our Daily Work / Our Daily Lives" is a joint project that focuses on the artistic traditions of workers and on workplaces as contexts for the expression of workers culture. The richness and diversity of workers' experiences and workers culture is explored and presented through an ongoing series of exhibits, lectures, and presentations; writing and research projects; reunions; and demonstrations and discussions. The program was established in 1992 and is coordinated by the Michigan Traditional Arts Program at the MSU Museum and the Labor Education Program in the College of Social Science's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

2015-09-18T11:23:30-04:00 2015-10-10T14:14:40-04:00 John Beck