The Telegram, the primary newspaper in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, wrote an excellent story about one of Fulbright Canada’s first Community Leadership Projects. The program, co-sponsored by Fulbright Canada and the United States Embassy in Canada, offers modest financial grants to alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs to partner with each other, and with other members of the community, on a project that will have a lasting beneficial impact on the local community. Fulbright Canada alumna Ailsa Craig, Yolanda Wiersma, Jennifer Selby and Angela Carter have organized an outreach and education initiative for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth in Newfoundland and Labrador called Make it Better on the Rock.
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.
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!
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.”