The Canadian Studies program promotes courses, and organizes speakers, colloquia, film festivals, and other activities, to bring Canada to life at Princeton. We also offer funding for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty who are conducting research in or about Canada, and we encourage departments to nominate outstanding senior theses for the annual Challener Senior Thesis Prize.
Undergraduate Summer Projects Supported by Canadian Studies
The Canadian Studies program regularly provides funding to students to perform thesis research on Canadian topics and participate in summer programs and activities related to promoting Canada and Canadian culture. There were three award recipients of summer 2015 funding, Sarah Grond, Maxson Jarecki and Kendall Peterkin all from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Richard D. Challener '44 Senior Thesis Prize in Canadian Studies
Established in 2000 in honor of Professor Richard D. Challener, Princeton Class of 1944. The Challener Prize is awarded by the Faculty Committee on Canadian Studies to an undergraduate senior in any department or program who shall have submitted a senior thesis of outstanding quality on a topic having to do with Canada. The 2016 winner is:
- Maxson Jarecki, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Multifunctionality in the Tremolo Vocalization of the Common Loon"
Canadian Club at Princeton University
Princeton University sponsors the Canadian Club, a university-recognized student organization dedicated to maintaining and strengthening Canadian social and cultural ties, encouraging further scholarship and research into Canadian issues within a North American context, representing the Canadian community at Princeton in matters affecting students, and hosting social events where the entire University community is invited to share the Canadian experience.