Canadian Studies Center
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About the Center
The Canadian Studies Center at Bowling Green State University was established in formal recognition of the important and multifaceted relationship between Canada and the United States, with an emphasis on Ohio. It is located just eighty miles south of Windsor, Ontario in northwest Ohio focuses on raising awareness of vital Canada-United States relationships including economic, political, and cultural affairs.
The Great Lakes region is the “economic hub” of North America. About 30 percent of GDP is generated by the Midwest states that border the Great Lakes and roughly 30 percent of the $1 billion-plus daily merchandise trade between Canada and the U.S. crosses the Detroit-Windsor Ambassador Bridge. The Center supports efforts by private business and local and state economic development agencies to strengthen Ohio business ties with Canada through monitoring cross-border economic issues. We are committed to four strategic program components.
Multidisciplinary learning in Canadian Studies is supported by encouraging effective curriculum, teaching, and assessment at all levels. Our communication activities provide venues for exploring Canadian perspectives by publishing research, speeches, and bulletins that appeal to a wide spectrum of interests.
Canadian-content research by faculty, students, and other professionals is supported from the concept stage forward and by fostering its recognition at all appropriate levels.
Shared political, economic, environmental, and cultural issues between Canada and the United States are explored to enlighten citizens and inform policymakers.
Cross-border trade and direct investment are promoted through workshops, research, and informational support to the economic development community and the private business sector.