Planning for the Clemson University Canada Center began in the fall of 2009 with the appointment of a Steering Committee by Provost Dori Helms. The original Steering Committee consisted of the following members:
College of Science
Lesly Temesvari, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Jeff Love, Associate Professor, Languages
College of Business
Caron St. John, Professor, Management
College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences
Martine LaBerge, Professor, Dept. Chair, Bioengineering
College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences
Kenneth Backman, Associate Professor, PRTM
Faculty Senate Representative
William (Bill) Bowerman, Professor, Forestry and Natural Resources
Office of Global Engagement
The committee was charged with the development of actionable plans to result in the establishment of a Canada Center at Clemson University. They met to carry out this charge throughout the fall of 2009 and spring of 2010. Discussions among committee members, along with an informal survey of current work and collaborative activities involving Clemson and Canadian institutions, served to reinforce both the need and the potential for the center. The Clemson University Canada Center (CUCC) was approved by the Board of Trustees in July of 2010.
The CUCC serves as a focal point to provide opportunities for teaching, research and outreach to those interested in the many relationships between Canada and the United States. The Center’s mission is to serve as a source of information and a coordinating body for the encouragement of participation in joint U.S.-Canadian research and education projects that will further the relationship between our two countries.