Thomas Friedenbach, a History major from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, will spend his junior year at the University of British Columbia as a Killam Fellow. While in BC, Tom will be blogging about his experiences as a visiting student in Canada. From time to time, we will be sharing Tom’s posts with you, providing you with a first-hand account of a Killam Fellow in Canada. You may read his latest post, “Rainy Days and Mondays”, below.
Despite sunny days upon arrival, the weather in Vancouver has finally become what I expected: rainy. But as long as you’re prepared, the rain isn’t too bad – certainly better than the mountains of snow back home (and many other parts of Canada). In fact, the rain seems to be a source of humility for Vancouverites. In stark contrast to their American counterparts in Seattle, who find absolutely no fault in their city whatsoever, Vancouver locals will agree that Vancouver is great but add “except for the weather.”
"And Senator Fulbright knew that humanizing international relations was critical for achieving lasting peace and progress. Because when the leaders and citizens of different countries can find common ground with each other we are far more likely to negotiate our differences peacefully."
On Thursday, September 23rd, Fulbright Canada will hosting the “Celebration of Excellence” Gala Dinner to mark 20 years of enhancing the Canada-U.S. relationship through the exchange of the best and brightest minds from both countries. Mark this date in your calendar! Invitations have been sent out.
For more information, visit our website.
Come and see world-renowned economist and author, Robert Pozen, speak on the future of the Canadian and American economies! Dr. Pozen will kick off the Fulbright Canada Directing the Power of Human Knowledge Lecture Series on Tuesday, June 2 in Toronto, Ontario at 5:00 pm at the Design Exchange (234 Bay Street). The lecture will be open to the public.
A reception will follow the lecture.