Yesterday, the Ottawa Citizen published the front-page story, “Hockey’s Political Power Play”, which featured the research being conducted by 2010-11 Fulbright scholar, Dr. John Soares.  Dr. Soares, a history professor from Notre Dame University, is at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario for the fall of the 2010 to conduct research on the topic of “Canada and International Ice Hockey, 1947-87.  Read the whole story at the

Dr. Randy Widdis (1993-1994, University of Regina to University of Utah) is our Fulbrighter of the Month for November. Dr. Widdis was recently named 2011 Visiting Scholar in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University, where he will be teaching a course on historical approaches to the study of Canadian-American borderlands and continuing his research on the Canada-US border. “I will be covering all aspects of Canada-U.S. relations as seen through a borderlands perspective,” Widdis said in an interview with Fulbright Canada. “I rarely get the chance to delve into my specialization in teaching so I’m really looking forward to this.” Widdis has been working on an historical geography of the Canada-U.S. borderlands from 1784-1989. “I’ve spent many years now travelling the highways in the United States and Canada. I’ve visited 10 provincial archives, 17 state archives and 2 federal archives,” Widdis said. Widdis has been working on a book in this area and says his time in Ottawa will be spent working on several chapters as well as going to the archives to gain greater insight into some of the processes.

Michael Geist (1996-1997, Dalhousie University to Columbia University) is our 'Fulbrighter of the Month' for October. Dr. Geist was recently named one of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He was also awarded an IP3 Award by Public Knowledge, a Washington-based public interest group that defends the rights of citizens in the emerging digital culture. “Both awards came as a surprise,” Geist said in an interview with Fulbright Canada. “For a Canadian to be recognized with the IP3 Award is an exciting thing. It highlights the fact that many of the policy issues that we face in Canada are similar to those in the United States. I think that there is a real opportunity for people who are active on social policy issues on both sides of the border to collaborate with one another.”

Once a Fulbrighter, always a Fulbrighter. This is without a doubt the motto of Fulbright Canada’s first 'Fulbrighter of the Month', Dr. Kris Bulcroft. A Fulbright Canada Scholar from 1995-1996 (Western Washington University to the University of British Columbia), Bulcroft recently returned to Canada as the newest President of Capilano University in British Columbia.

Bulcroft, who was Fulbrighter to Slovakia before her Fulbright year in Canada, also served as an adjudicator for Fulbright proposals for Central Europe. In an interview with Fulbright Canada, Bulcroft spoke about why she has always believed in staying involved as a repeat alumni of the Fulbright program, and how she is grateful for the opportunity to be back in Canada once again: “I did not think that my career path was going to lead me back to Vancouver, but lucky enough for me, it did!”

“Cyberspace Confidential”

Published in the Globe and Mail.  Saturday, August 7, 2010.

There’s a story about a 1960s British intelligence chief who was so frustrated and confused by the proliferation of meaningless acronyms and code names for spying missions that he turned to an assistant and asked in exasperation: “Now, just what on earth does this KUWAIT refer to?”

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