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CSC Winter 2018 News

Issues of water security are now being recognized as one of the world’s most challenging issues of the 21st century.  An assessment from the perspective of water needs indicates that the sustainability of water security is serious at all levels. In Canada, in response to a drinking water catastrophe which ended up with seven deaths and illness of one-half of the population of a community, namely Walkerton, major changes have been imposed to adjust from reactive strategies to a pro-active strategy to ensure against such circumstances from re-occurring.  The regulations now require source water protection planning to be in place.  As well, regulations are being upgraded to also require planning for water treatment and distribution, monitoring and alarm systems to be implemented to prevent such occurrences in the future.

Pleased join us for a presentation on this topic Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. to Noon in 3540 Engineering Building. Share with all who may be interested to attend.


Water Security Issues in the 21st Century:

Insights and Strategies for Physical Security Protection

Edward A. McBean
Professor, Water Resources Engineering
University of Guelph Research Leadership Chair Professor, Water Security
Former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Water Security
University of Guelph

Thursday, January 24, 2019

11:00 a.m. to Noon in 3540 Engineering Building

Ed McBean is a Professor of Water Resources and University Research Chair in Water Security, at the University of Guelph, Canada.  Ed received his BASc from UBC, and his SM and Ph.D. from MIT, all in Civil Engineering.  Ed is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Diplomate, American Academy of Water Resources Engineering and American Society of Civil Engineers.  He has published three books and more than 360 papers in refereed journals, and recipient of a number of awards including Canada Research Chair in Water Security, K.Y. Lo Award for significant contributions at international level, the Tom Duc Thang award, and the Julian C. Smith Award.

Sponsored by Canadian Studies Center and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University.

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We are looking forward to seeing all of our students back on campus Monday! We wish you the best heading into spring semester.


November 2018

Canadian Studies Center hosted a breakfast seminar on Friday Nov. 9 to celebrate
the International One Health Week. The seminar hosted a discussion on emerging infectious diseases and the animal health industry’s perspective on One Health approaches to prevention and management. Dr. Maheesh Kumar, Senior Vice President of Global Biologics R&D, offered a keynote address about the work done by Zoetis to advance the health condition of pet and farm animals.

Read full article


How finding food, shipping regulations and the whale population are changing in the Arctic

Kelly Kapsar, 3rd year Ph.D. student, discusses the conditions facing the arctic.



Current CSC Newsletter:

Updates on arctic research, One Health student group and student events. Read the full November 2018 newsletter here


Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving 2018

The MSU Canadian Studies Center cheerfully celebrated its annual Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday, October 8. Canadian students and faculty from a variety of programs and disciplines across campus, along with their international friends, enjoyed camaraderie, a bit of trivia, and a feast in East Fee Hall.

“I’m Canadian. This seemed like a really good opportunity to catch up with not only Canadians from my program but also Canadians who are across campus.”

Alex Flor-Henry, second year student in the osteopathic medicine program.

“The center has a lead role in creating a network among students that is sustainable long after our celebration here and well into your academic and professional career.”

AnnMarie Schneider, CSC director, on the center’s role in searching for and securing opportunities for students and faculty to engage in research, teaching, and learning.


Read the full article to learn more about opportunities with CSC.



Visit: Margie Bauman, 1964 MSU alum and environmental journalist

Canadian Studies Center professional writing intern, Pete Atkins, sat down with Margie to learn how accuracy, Alaska, and the Associated Press accelerated her career: Click here to read the full article



Enbridge Line 5

What research is being done to prevent oil spills? By: Pete Atkins



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