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.
Cameron Jefferies, a Fulbright scholar from the University of Alberta, who is currently completing his LLM at the University of Virginia, recently took the time to comment on Virginia State’s policies relating to the practice of shark finning and shark population protection. The article was published last week in the Richmond Times Dispatch.
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.
Marc Shutzbank, one of the 2010-11 Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leaders, and his partners at the Edible Garden Project will be breaking ground on the Loutet Park Urban Farm this weekend! Read the official press release.
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.”