Letter from the President
Happy spring! Welcome back. It’s good to see you again.
Changes in National Office have prompted some major changes to the website. Special thanks to Angela, Shannon, Claire, Cam, Scott, Naomi, and Taylor for their careful work in the redesign. Everything you usually look for is here, but things have been moved around a bit.
Upcoming events: Look to the column on the right. (For information on past events, click on “More Events”, then browse “Past”.)
Newsletters, blogs, other information: Consult “News” at the bottom of the page. (If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, click on “More News”.)
Thank you for making this such an amazing year. You have suggested speakers; we have brought them in; you have responded with your attendance and your great questions and observations. You have responded to articles in the newsletter, providing information for more articles. And you have given of your time, worked at events, made people feel welcome, and judged displays at the Heritage Fair.
CIC is most effective and most worthwhile during those moments of human-to-human interaction. You have been providing this, and each time any of us do this, we honour the efforts of all who have preceded us in making CIC a valuable community for discussion of these issues.
Expect possibly one more event before our Annual General Meeting in June (see this page, or check Eventbrite using search terms “CIC” and “Saskatoon”) . Take a read through the works of our contributors, old and new, at the bottom of this site (new contributions welcome, send them to Saskatoon@opencanada.org ). And keep the discussions of “the world and Canada’s place in it” going.
Thanks again for visiting.
Let’s talk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in service,
Chair – Saskatoon Branch
There is a magic in the prairies which encourages in its people a concern for the world and a heightened sense of political activism. CIC has provided a home to such people in Saskatoon since the inception of the branch in 1932.
Constantly transforming through the years, the branch draws its membership from many careers, generations and political stripes, providing common ground for a surprising number of communities within the region. Students, business people, community activists, researchers, politicians – all these and more gather here because of their common interest in the world, and Canada’s place within it.
The branch’s membership rosters through the years have included university presidents, provincial cabinet ministers and CBC’s own Shelagh Rogers.
Every branch across Canada is a success because of the impressive speakers they draw in for their events. CIC Saskatoon thanks its many partners, both inside and beyond the university, for its continued successes, including Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, The Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies, The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and the International Office, University of Saskatchewan.
Officers at Large
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Alexander Arav writes “Russian nationalism defines its international relations, particularly towards countries with a large Russian speaking diaspora. Those countries, in their turn, define their international relations with Russia in the light of their nationalism.”
Below is a summary of the 2012-2013 programming year – up to May 1, 2013, with a few more to come – of the Saskatoon branch of the Canadian International Council.