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During a time of unequaled tragedy, Canadian Fulbright student, Julia Gaffield, has provided the people of Haiti with a small glimmer of hope.  After nearly 200 years, the documents which were produced when Haiti declared their independence from France, have been found.  While on her Fulbright exchange, Gaffield uncovered the documents at the British National Archives.  The documents will be returned to their rightful place in Port-au-Prince.

For the complete tale, take a look at this article in the New York Times.

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“People having been coming up to me saying how great the Olympics were and they enjoyed watching Canada do as well as they did. I also think there is a greater appreciation for hockey!”

Read about what 2009-10 Fulbright and eco-leader, Dr. Chris Lemieux thinks of the United States, the Winter Olympics and his Fulbright experience in this article for the University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin.

This past weekend, experts from across North America got together at Carleton University to attend the “Re-imagining the Canada-U.S. Border” hosted by the Network on North American Studies in Canada (NNASC).  Held just weeks after a security breach on a Detroit-bound flight, resulting in tighter airport security around the world, the conference evaluated current border relations’ successes and shortcomings, while developing creative new strategies to respond to the changing political climate.

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