Did you know?


  • The U.S. - Canadian trade relationship is the largest of any two nations in the world, with $500 billion worth of annual trade between them?
  • The U.S. is the largest investor with many U.S. multinational corporations doing business in Canada? Canada is the fourth largest investor in the United States?
  • Canada is the single largest oil supplier to the United States, as it exports 400,000 barrels a day more than the second largest provider, Saudi Arabia?
  • Canada has both French and English as its national languages?

In addition to the extensive 3,987 mile border (5,525 miles including the Canadian border with Alaska), the two nations share a common environment and a common language. Yet despite a common language and Canada's importance and proximity, there is a surprising and pervasive lack of awareness in the united States about Canada, its political system, society, and geography.

The level of interdependence between Canada and the United States makes this partnership each county's most important bilateral relationship. The academic community plays an important part in helping to educate policy makers and the public-private sectors about the economic, political, trade, security, defense, environmental, technological, scientific, and cultural dimensions of Canada-U.S. relations.

At the University of Oregon, Canadian Studies maintians a presence in the Oregon Consortion for International and Area Studies, in the main office at 175 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall.