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By Caitlin Salvino, 2016-2017 Killam Fellow from Carleton University to American University

Canada is America’s greatest ally and trading partner.  This is something I have had the honour to witness and participate in through my experience as a Killam Fellow and interning at the Canadian Embassy.  Being named Carleton’s Killam Fellow for 2016-2017 provided me with a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain cross-cultural experience studying at American University in Washington D.C.  In the past two and a half months on my exchange I have been able to grow as an individual, academic and professional through my involvement on campus and in the D.C. community.

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bees

By Victoria Chraïbi, Fulbright Student 2009-2010,  from Hanover College to McGill University

The sun is shining, the buds are blooming, the insects are emerging. It’s the season for gardening!

Gardens are hot spots of beauty and, with increasing necessity, biodiversity. Pollinators, especially bees, are declining in North America. Pollinator gardens are popping up in urban areas to provide much-needed sanctuaries. The plant selection for original pollinator gardens were designed for areas with substantial water resources, and did not translate well to drought-stressed regions.

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davidlast

“The opportunity to spend a semester there as a Fulbright scholar has changed the way I look at military education, the private sector, and America’s global role.”

By Dr. David Last, 2015-2016 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Peace and War Studies at Norwich University

The road from Montpelier to Northfield, Vermont, winds through a narrow valley flanked by the Dog River and the Vermont Yankee Railway. Arriving in Northfield in January I was puzzled by the house numbers—1824, 1848, 1853—until I realized that these were the dates they were built. Norwich University is the oldest private military academy in America, established in 1819 and moved to Northfield after a fire in 1866. It was the birthplace of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 1916, and plays an important role in developing new models for citizen soldier education.

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baloon

 Ann Chen’s grassroots aerial mapping and multimedia educational workshop,

with youth from the Saulteau First Nation in British Columbia

By: Ann Chen

(Fulbright – National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, 2014-2015, and recipient of a Fulbright Canada RBC Eco-Leadership grant, 2015-2016)

Last year on my Fulbright, I had the opportunity to attend the Indigenous Mapping Workshop at a Google office in Waterloo, Ontario. Organized by the Google Earth Outreach Team and the Firelight Group, the three day workshop brought together people from and representing indigenous communities across Canada working with mapping cultural and environmental data. It was at this conference that I met Donovan Cameron, a member of the Saulteau First Nations and GIS advisor. He invited me to teach a kite and balloon mapping workshop in his community and so we began hatching a plan last summer for a short educational workshop for the youth in his community.

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energy-lit

By Stephen Blank, 2015-2016 Fulbright Specialist Project on Energy Literacy, and 2012-2013 Fulbright Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration to the University of Ottawa

This past December I went to uOttawa, as a Fulbright Specialist, with the goal of creating greater energy literacy among uOttawa students. The project was hosted by the University’s ‘Collaboratory’ on Energy Research and Policy, operating within the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP). Dr Monica Gattinger, Founding Director of the ‘Collaboratory’ and now Director of the ISSP, played a central role in organizing and supporting the project.

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openawards

Fulbright Canada is now accepting applications for our core Canadian Scholar and Canadian Student competitions!  Awards are granted to Canadian scholars and students to undertake a program of residential exchange in the United States. These awards are meant to support research, degree programs, and teaching opportunities in the United States.

Opens: May 15th, 2016

Closes: November 15th, 2016 at 5pm EST

Scholars

Fulbright Canada awards support exceptional scholars and established independent researchers.  Apply now to various openings in the Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs Program (US$25,000 per academic semester) and the Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards Program(US$12,500 per academic semester).

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