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CANADA: Our friendly neighbor to the north

Learn about Canada through experience.

Center for the Study of Canada

The Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh, established in 1975, is dedicated to promoting and providing comprehensive scholarly professional development programs on Canada to academic, government and business constituents in the United States.

Recognized as a Title VI National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education since 1983, the center is at the forefront of innovative Canadian-focused curricula, research, and program initiatives. The center is home to a robust offering of programs and resources dedicated to the study of Canada.

Did You Know?

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world but has the smallest economy among the most advanced countries in the world.
  • Canada has French and English as its national languages.
  • Canada, not Japan or China, is the largest single trading partner of the United States with $500 billion worth of annual trade between them.
  • The U.S. is the single largest investor with many U.S. multinational corporations doing business in Canada. Canada is the fourth largest investor in the United States.
  • The term “global village” was first coined some 40 years back by Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian.
  • Canada calls its “native Canadians” the “First Nations."
  • Canada — not the Middle East — is the largest supplier of energy to the United States.

If these points come as a little surprise to you, we encourage you to learn more about Canada, our friendly neighbor to the north.

Programs & Resources

Québec Winter Symposium

  • Québec Winter Symposium

    From its inception in 1988, the annual Québec Winter Symposium has provided a unique professional development opportunity for professors from across the United States interested in Québec Studies. The symposium, conducted entirely in French, is a concentrated workshop focusing on a specific Québec-based topic or theme.

    Learn more about the Québec Winter Symposium

Outreach Programs

K–12 Outreach Programs

Affiliations & Resources

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