The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International  Trade Canada and six of Canada’s leading research universities, is pleased to announce the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competition. The STEM award, which is a three year award valued at some $120,000 (tuition, fees, and an annual stipend of $20,000), is the counterpart to Fulbright’s International Science and Technology award for foreign students coming to the United States. Canada is the home to top-ranked research institutions and leading research scientists. As such, Canada is a premier destination for scientific study and research.  The Fulbright Canada STEM Award will offer an opportunity for a select group of U.S. students to pursue their PhD in Canada. They will study, conduct research, and be inspired in a technologically-advanced, diverse, and dynamic country.

Fulbright Canada has partnered with the following universities to provide the very best opportunities in both basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics: McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. Fulbright Canada will work closely with the award recipients, partner universities, and our cooperating agencies in the United States to ensure the most appropriate for the grantee. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2011. read more

Eileen Angelini, professeur de français à State University of New York at Buffalo, a visité le Collège universitaire de Sant-Boniface à Winnipeg la semaine passée pour présenter une conférence publique.  Lors de son passage, elle a aussi visité le bureau de Radio-Canada à Winnipeg.  Écoutez l’interview ici.

Victor Albert, an American Fulbright student from the University of Florida, who is currently at the University of Toronto, discusses his experience as a Fulbright student.

Imagine you are sitting at a fancy dinner. Before the food is served, you get the urge to go to the bathroom. However, the person next to you tells you that you cannot go. Reason being: no one is allowed to get up until a toast to the Colonel-in-Chief is made. This commanding officer happens to be none other than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This is just one of the rich plethora of lasting traditions that you experience at a Christmas dinner with the 48th Highlanders Regiment of Canada, a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve infantry regiment based in Toronto. I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and moved to the US when I was nine. I now find myself as a Fulbright Student in Canada drumming (as a civilian) in the 48th “Highrs” Pipes and Drums, a Scottish corps complete with bagpipes, kilts, and even leopard skins. The Regiment has a strong relationship with the British Army Highlanders and has served in wars ranging from the Second Boer War in South Africa (where the leopard skins came from) to World War I and Afghanistan.

Angela Loder (2006-07) is our Fulbrighter of the Month for January. Nearing completion of her pioneering PhD research on green roofs at the University of Toronto, Angela spent her Fulbright year with the City of Chicago and the USDA Forest Service North Central Research Station. An active and engaged alumni, she is one of our inaugural mentors for the newly created Fulbright Canada Mentorship Program.

“My research is focused on the human relationship to nature in cities, and how this affects our well-being and health,” she said in an interview with Fulbright Canada. “I am looking at case studies of green roofs in Toronto and Chicago.” read more

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