Oh, Canada!

Dates: November 15 - December 20, 2022

Meets: Tu from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

OLLI Member: $75.00

Enrollment requires a 2022-2023 OLLI at MSU Membership


This course will provide a brief, topical survey of Canada, a country of vital importance to the U.S. The program consists of presentations and discussions about shared and divergent histories, political values and institutions, economic and environmental relationships, national, regional, and ethnocultural identities, immigration patterns, common and specialized approaches to national security, and quality of life comparisons. In addition, we will explore little-known realms of cross-border phenomena and fascinating places throughout our northern neighbor.

Course Takeaways

Participants will finish the course with a deeper appreciation for Canada. Canada is a fascinating country similar to the United States, with compatible values and interests, but profoundly different in other ways. Canada manifests a different historical trajectory based on different choices, an alternative North American society.

As citizens of Montana, members of the class will realize that we have much to learn about our nearest foreign neighbor. We also have much to gain by understanding what's at stake in continued good relationships across the 49th parallel. Montana is the only state to border three Canadian provinces. Montanans are uniquely positioned to appreciate and benefit from this geographic contiguity.


Apply for a needs-based scholarship to take this offering.

Meet the Instructor

Fee:   $75.00


Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

2152 Graf St Bozeman, MT 59718

Stephen Maly

Stephen Maly founded Helena Civic Television and currently manages its statewide public affairs affiliate, TVMT. He joined the 49th Parallel Institute at MSU in 1982 to work on multiple endeavors involving U.S.-Canada relations in the West. In 1989, he was awarded a two-year fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs. After that, he worked for nine years as a research analyst for the Montana Legislature. Stephen earned a M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University and B.A. in international affairs from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Date Day Time Location
11/15/2022Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
11/22/2022Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
11/29/2022Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
12/06/2022Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
12/13/2022Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
12/20/2022Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church


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