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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.

The 2010-11 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in North American studies at Carleton University, Dr. John Soares, temporarily takes of his hockey-expert hat to discuss football in Canada on NPR (The U.S. National Public Radio station).  Here is a sneak peak of the broadcast!

John Soares discusses Football on NPR

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

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.

Rainy Days and Mondays

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.” read more

‎"The idea underlying the Fulbright International Educational Exchange Program — the power of intercultural education and people-to-people exchange for building and maintaining a world at peace — is as relevant today as it was during the program’s inception 65 years ago."

Excellent article by Jacob Comenetz (U.S. Fulbright alumnus - Germany) in the Washington Diplomat that discusses the immense value of the Fulbright

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