Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America
Annual Report 2009
Joel Zylberberg, Canadian International Fulbright Science and Technology Award from Simon Fraser University to the University of California, Berkeley
Messages from the Board Chair and the Chief Executive Officer
Fulbright Canada Board of Directors
Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
2008-2009 Canadian Fulbright Award Recipients
2008-2009 American Fulbright Award Recipients
The Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership Program
The Killam Fellowships Program
The Fulbright Western Hemisphere Executive Directorsâ€™ Meeting
The Network on North American Studies in Canada
Report of the Foundationâ€™s Auditors
Summarized Statement of Financial Position
Jamie Huckabay (University of Lethbridge), 2008-2009 Fulbright Student at Johns Hopkins University.
The Network on North American Studies in Canada www.nnasc-renac.ca
The Killam Fellowships Program
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program www.fulbrightcanada.com
Foundation for Educationcal Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America 350 Albert Street, Suite 2015, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1R 1A4
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Message from the Board Chair and the Chief Executive Officer The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America, and, in particular, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program, now in its 20th year, plays a key role in identifying and supporting leading edge research while promoting a new generation of leaders. The quality of our scholars, the commitment of our partners, the support of the two governments, the dedication of our staff, and the vision of the Board of Directors have allowed us to expand significantly in the past number of years. It is with great pleasure that I welcome to our Board the new Ambassador of the United States to Canada, David Jacobson, and the new Canadian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Gary Doer. I would also like to welcome our most recent board members: Mr. Daniel McCarthy, Vice Chairman, CIBC World Markets; Mr. Ashif Ratanshi, Senior Vice-President, Financial Services, RBC Financial Group; Ms. Gloria Larson, President, Bentley University; Ms. Penelope Kyle, President, Radford University; and, Mr. Jack Curtin, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Canada. At the same time, I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to retiring members Ambassador David Wilkins, Ambassador Michael Wilson, Mr. Mark T. Hogan, and Ms. Barbara Stymiest. Each were tireless advocates of the Foundation, giving selflessly of their time and their considerable talent. On behalf of all of us at the Foundation, I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation.
Mr. Kevin J. Kelly Board Chair It is with much pleasure that I present the annual report of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America for FY2009. The Foundationâ€™s story is one of pride, purpose, and commitment: to a new generation of scholars, to enhancing and growing our collective research and productive capacity, and to a secure and prosperous relationship between our two great countries. Our various programs, led by our flagship Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program, play an important role in promoting international academic exchange and encouraging leadership and mutual understanding. The Foundation experienced considerable growth and much success in 2009. I would like to personally congratulate our grantees, encourage more students and scholars to engage, and thank my colleagues at the secretariat, our partners throughout the academic community, our private sector supporters, our support network at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the U.S. Embassy in Canada, and the United States State Department. I would also like to offer a special thank you to the dedicated and selfless members of the Foundationâ€™s Board of Directors. Their leadership and their vision are much appreciated.
Dr. Michael K. Hawes Chief Executive Officer
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Board of Directors
Ambassador David Jacobson Ambassador of the United States to Canada
Terry Breese Chargé d’affaires U.S. Embassy, Ottawa
Linda Cheatham Minister Counselor for Public Affairs U.S. Embassy, Ottawa
Ron Covais President of the Americas Lockheed Martin Company
Jack Curtin Chairman Goldman Sachs Canada
John Ettling President SUNY Plattsburgh
Ambassador Gordon Giffin Partner McKenna, Long & Aldridge
Roscoe Howard Partner Andrews Kurth LLP
Penelope Kyle President Radford University
Gloria Larson President Bentley College
Roderick Fraser President Emeritus University of Alberta
Peter George President McMaster University
Kevin Kelly (Board Chair) President Emeritus Wellington West Capital Inc.
Denis Stevens Director General, Intergovernmental Relations and Public Outreach DFAIT
Frank Sobey Chairman Crombie REIT
Luc Vinet Recteur Université de Montréal
Ambassador Michael Wilson Canadian Ambassador to the United States
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Lise Casgrain (Treasurer) President Calimo Inc.
Ashif Ratanshi Senior VicePresident, Financial Services RBC Financial Group
Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence History and Mandate The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America was founded in February 1990, as a private sector-public sector partnership, through an executive agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America. Established with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the two countries, the Foundation engages Canadian and American students, researchers, teachers, and scholars in high-level academic exchange; it encourages scholarship on Dr. Victor Konrad (left) and Dr. Michael Hawes, the first and current issues of primary importance to the two countries; it promotes Executive Directors of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program, respectively. and supports public discourse and public participation; and, it facilitates the development of long-term institutional partnerships. The Foundation encourages scholarship in all fields of academic inquiry (exclusive of medical training) and prides itself on the depth, diversity, and reach of its various programs. Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has administered the prestigious Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program. In 2003, the Foundation launched the Killam Fellowships Program, an undergraduate exchange program in line with the Fulbright mission. In 2004, the Foundation in conjunction with COMEXUS, offered the first Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar in Canada and Mexico. And, in 2006, the Foundation launched the Network on North American Studies in Canada. In 2009, more than 100 awards were offered by the Foundation in all categories and countless supporting activities were undertaken. The Foundation is driven by the principles of the Fulbright Program and by the priorities established by the board of directors and the two governments.
â€œOf all the joint ventures in which we might engage, the most productive, in my view, is educational exchange... (which) is not merely one of those nice but marginal activities in which we engage in international affairs, but rather, from the standpoint of future world peace and order, probably the most important and potentially rewarding of our foreign policy activities.â€? Senator J. William Fulbright 1905-1995
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The Canada - U.S. Fulbright Program Long regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program attracts exceptional students and scholars from more than 150 countries. Among the fastest growing of the bilateral exchanges is the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program. The first cohort of Canada-U.S. Fulbright award recipients was named in 1991. Since that time, some one thousand distinguished students, scholars, and professionals have participated in this educational exchange program. Canada-U.S. Fulbright students and scholars conduct research, teach, or study in their host country for either one semester or a full academic year. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is generously supported by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the United States Department of State, and a number of businesses, organizations, universities and individuals. Close to 70 individuals received scholarships or fellowships in 2008–09. Of this group, most were traditional Fulbright student grantees or Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs.
2008-2009 American Fulbright Student, Sophie Kim (far left), meets with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
The Traditional Fulbright Awards for Students and Scholars The Traditional Fulbright Awards for students are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students, and junior professionals who wish to enrol in a graduate studies program, continue their current course of graduate study, or conduct an independent research project for a period of nine months in the host country. The Traditional Fulbright awards for scholars enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers, and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the host country.
“My family made every effort to experience the cultural offerings of a large city that we rarely get to enjoy. We attended two symphonies, visited museums and science centers, toured public art works, went downhill and cross-country skiing, and ate meals at every sort of ethnic restaurant we could find...My kids learned that trying new things, while sometimes challenging, can lead to great discoveries.”
James Grijalva University of North Dakota - Grand Forks American Fulbright Visiting Chair in Aboriginal Legal and Resource Rights at the University of Alberta
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The Visiting Research Chairs Program The development of long-term partnerships between Canadian and American scholars and institutions is a priority of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program. In support of this aim, the Foundation has developed a series of Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs at institutions in Canada and the United States. In 2008–09, 27 Chairs were appointed, and agreements were concluded for additional Chairs in 2009–10.
The Fulbright Specialist Program The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program welcomed four Senior Specialists to Canada this year. The goal of the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program is to promote exchanges that go beyond the traditional Fulbright activities of lecturing and research. This program is designed to provide U.S. and Canadian faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning, and a variety of other activities. A roster of American faculty and professionals is continually expanding in a variety of fields through a rolling application process. Canadian academic institutions may request a Fulbright Senior Specialist for a short term visit of two to six weeks.
“My Fulbright Award has enabled me to pursue my passion, and has helped me carve out a professional niche for myself.”
Shira Goldenberg University of British Columbia Canadian Fulbright Student at the University of California, San Diego
The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program provides an opportunity for francophone Canadian students and teachers to teach French language and culture and to study at select universities in the United States. Fulbright Canada Mobility Program Current U.S. Fulbright students and scholars in Canada are provided with a number of specific enrichment opportunities. In addition to encouraging them to take on a much broader and more visible public profile in the national community, the Mobility Program seeks to provide U.S. Fulbright students and scholars with the opportunity to expand their network of professional contacts beyond the immediate setting of their Canadian host institutions. The most prominent enrichment activities are the Annual Orientation Program, the Student Professional Development Program, and the Visiting Scholar Speakers Program.
The 2008-2009 cohort at Orientation 2009 in Ottawa
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2008-2009 Canadian Fulbright Award Recipients Canadian Fulbright Scholar Award Recipients Warren Cariou (University of Manitoba) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Creative Writing at Arizona State University “The Hummingbird Cloak: A Novel” Andrew Cooper (University of Waterloo) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California “The Business Dimensions of Public Diplomacy: Canadian and U.S. Comparisons” Maneesha Deckha (University of Victoria) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University “Animals, Culture and Horizons and Justice” C. Emdad Haque (University of Manitoba) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Transborder Studies at Arizona State University “Policy Options for an Integrated North American Climate Change and Energy Strategy” Lois Harder (University of Alberta) Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hawai’i “Regulating Family Forms in Canada and the United States: The Case of NonConjugal Relationships” Michael Haughton (Wilfrid Laurier University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Transborder Studies at Arizona State University “The Evolving Role of Trans-Border Transportation in the Economic Vitality of U.S.-Canada Trade ” Ruby Heap (University of Ottawa) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies at Kennesaw State University “The ‘Problem’ of Under-Representation of Women in Science and Engineering since the 1970s in Canada and the U.S.”
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Paul Hjartarson (University of Alberta) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars “Building a National Culture in the Shadow of the Bomb: The Literary Project of the Cold War in English Canada, 1945-1989” Robert Mann (University of Waterloo) Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara “The Edge of Spacetime” Michael Orsini (University of Ottawa) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of Washington “Health Policy from Below: Social Movements and Contested Illness in Canada and the U.S.” Ghislain Otis (Université Laval) Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies at American University “Non-Territorial Indigenous SelfGovernment and Legal Pluralsim in Canada and the United States” Manav Ratti (Oxford University) Fulbright Scholar at New York University “The Status of Secularism Post-9/11: A Comparative Analysis of Canada and the U.S.” Terry Rolfe Fulbright Visiting Chair in Transborder Studies at Arizona State University “Sustainability Comparative: Land Use, Agriculture and Climate in the Transborder Great Plains” Joan Sangster (Trent University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies at Duke University “North American ‘Contact Zones’: Constructions of Indigenous Life in the Post World War II Period”
Canadian Fulbright International Science and Technology Award Recipients Rebecca Best (University of British Columbia) University of California, Davis Biology & Ecology Joel Zylberberg (Simon Fraser University) University of California, Berkeley Physics John Zhang (University of Calgary) Columbia University Computer Science
Fulbright-Government of Canada MidCareer Professional Award Recipients Fauzya Moore (CIDA) Harvard University
Canadian Fulbright Student Award Recipients Simon Black (York University) City University of New York “Worker Centers and Public Policy in North America”
Paul Jackson (University of Toronto) City University of New York “Building the ‘Cholera Wall’: Fear, Public Health, and the Ports of New York and Toronto, 1881-1896”
Philip Chan (CIDA) Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Sean Clouston (McGill University) Columbia University “Health Stratification over the Lifecourse: Transitions, Processes and Policy”
Shira Goldenberg (University of British Columbia) University of California, San Diego “STI/HIV Risk Among Female Sex Workers in a U.S.-Mexico Border City” Jamie Hilder (University of British Columbia) Stanford University “Designed Words for a Designed World: The International Concrete Poetry Movement”
Marie Comiskey (Department of Justice) University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbour “Advancing How Legal Concepts are Translated into Jury Instructions: Applying Measures of Validity to Legal Intuition” Jamie Huckabay (University of Lethbridge) Alicia Coppin (The Vancouver Sun) Johns Hopkins University Columbia University Canada-U.S. Relations and “Masters’ Project in Investigative Feature Interdependence: A Course-Based Masters Writing” Program in International Relations Toby Couture (Université de Moncton) National Renewable Energy Laboratory “Pathways on Renewable Energy Policy: Creating a More Sustainable and Self-Sufficient Energy Future”
Ahmed Ismail (Carleton University) Stanford University “Supersymmetric Models of the Fundamental Interactions”
Jonathan Penney (Department of Justice) Columbia University “Social Movements, Democratic Legitimacy and Canadian Constitutional Meaning” Jacqueline Swaisland (Ministry of the Attorney General) Harvard University Law School “Domestic Rights in an International Context” Jessica Toste (McGill University) Florida Center for Reading Research “Differentiated Reading Instruction and Students’ Resiliency Outcomes: Educational Practices that Support Inclusion in Canadian Schools” Jenny Wills (Wilfrid Laurier University) Harvard University “Representations of Transnational and Transracial Asian Adoption in Canadian and American Fictional Prose”
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2008-2009 American Fulbright Award Recipients
Michael Dorsher (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Health, Indigenous Populations, Media and Education at McGill University “Wal-Mart in the Media of Canada and the United States: From the Blogs of Arkansas to the Pages of La Presse” Stephanie Farquhar (Portland State University) Fulbright Scholar at the University of Victoria “The Influence of Community and Public Agencies on Canada’s Policies to Reduce Health Inequity” Louis Howe (State University of West Georgia) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Ethnicity and Multicultural Citzenship at Queen’s University “Tribal Identities, Network Governance and Administrative Law: Comparing Canada and U.S. Approaches”
American Fulbright Scholar Award Recipients Elaine Alpert (Boston University) Fulbright Scholar at the University of British Columbia “Development of Clinical and Public Health Education Expertise in Family Violence and Sexual Assault” Glenda Balas (University of New Mexico) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at Dalhousie University “Public Media, Public Culture(s) and the Canadian Paradigm: Public Service Broadcasting and Globalization” Laura Beard (Texas Tech University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Native Studies at the University of Alberta “Killing the Indian in the Child: Narratives of the Indian Residential School Experience”
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Carolyn Brown (Rutgers University) Fulbright Distinguished Lecturing Chair at York University “Hearing African Voices in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade”
Stephen Litvin (College of Charleston) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Sustainable Commerce at the University of
Guelph “Understanding the Sustainability of Mature Vacation Destinations”
Cynthia Mara (Pennsylvania State University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Health, Science and the Environment at McMaster University “Integration within Long-Term Care and between Medical and Long-Term Care in Canada: A Systems Approach with Application to the U.S.”
Steven Casper (Keck Graduate Institute) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island “Can Public Policy Successfully Create Biotechnology Clusters? The Case of Prince Sean Metzger (Duke University) Edward Island in Canada” Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Society and Culture at Concordia University Sheila Croucher (Miami University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American “Looks Chinese: Fashioning Asian/American Spectatorship” Politics and Society at Carleton University “American Exodus: Widening the Lens on North American Migration”
American Fulbright Scholar Award Recipients Christa Olson (American Council on Education) Fulbright-Enders CanadaMexico Joint Award in North American Studies “Making the Link: An Exploration of the Relationship Between International Educational Partnerships and Campus Internationalization” Robin Panneton (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Language Mind and Brain at McGill University “Infants’ Attention to Multimodal Information in Caretaker Exchanges” Mark Peterson (Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University “Regional Subcultures of North America: Implications for Cross-Cultural Organizational Studies” Jie Shen (Purdue University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations at McGill University “Fast Spectral-Galerkin Methods and their Applications” Alan Tarr (Rugters University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Public Policy, Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa “Subnational Constitutionalism and Federalism”
Fulbright Specialist Award Recipient Dr. Marcia Mardis (Wayne State University) University of Alberta Library Science Professor John S. Lowe (Southern Methodist University) University of Alberta Law
John A. Pearce (Villanova University) Simon Fraser University Business
American Fulbright Students and Junior Professional Award Recipients Hadley Boehm (Alma College) University of Waterloo “Science and Wetland Policy” Emilie Boone (Washington University in St. Louis) McGill University “A Comparative Study of Blacks in Canadian and American Art” Kyle Carey (Skidmore College) Cape Breton University “The Ceilidh Market: Traditional Gaelic Practice in Contemporary Cape Breton” Robert Chang (New York University) University of British Columbia “Immigration, Religious Identity and Canadian Multiculturalism”
Shannon Risk (University of Maine) University of New Brunswick “‘In Order to Establish Justice’ - Woman Suffrage in 19th Century Maine and New Brunswick” Ashley Smith (Wheaton College) Bishop’s University “Divide and Conquer: Effects of the Creation of the U.S.-Canada Border on Abenaki People” Zane Thimmesch-Gill (California Institute of Arts) Simon Fraser University “The Inuit’s Struggle to Maintain the Health of their Bodies” Michelle Treseler (College of William and Mary) University of Toronto “Curbing the Chronic Diseases Epidemic: Alberta Health Promotion Programs”
Maurice Gattis (Washington University in St. Louis) University of Toronto - York University “Homeless Sexual Minority Youths in Toronto” Julianna Hayes-LaBruto (Smith College) Aboriginal History Media Arts Lab University of British Columbia “The Role of Funding Sources in Canadian Indigenous Film” Dale Hess (SUNY Buffalo) Brock University “Geospatial Analysis of North American Glacial Landforms” Sophie Kim (Rice University) University of Toronto “The Use of HIV Services by Toronto’s Socially Marginalized Populations” Laila Plamondon (Smith College) University of Toronto “Study of Second-Generation South Asian Immigrants in Toronto”
“Serving as a Fulbrighter carries a commitment to be a proper steward for your home institution and country. I attended a number of events and participated in activities that I certainly would not have been involved with in Buffalo. I never would have guessed that I would have developed relationships as strong as those that I have developed in such a short time.”
SUNY, Buffalo American Fulbright Student at Brock University
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2009-10 Eco-Leader, Victoria Shaw
Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership Program
The Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership Program provides small grants to current and recent Fulbright Canada grantees to engage in environmental action in their community. Fulbright students and scholars are natural leaders. This program provides additional financial resources to these leaders to make a more significant positive environmental impact in their community. Over the past few years, we have become more aware of the challenges we face in preserving our environment and limiting our impact on the sensitive eco-system that makes up our planet. Many have observed that travel, particularly air travel, has a pronounced negative effect on the environment. The Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership Program reflects a forward-looking approach to overcoming these challenges while encapsulating the energy and focus of the Fulbright Program. The mandate of the Fulbright Program is to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations. The program achieves these goals primarily through student and scholar mobility programs. As awareness around the environmental impact of travel grows, more students and scholars will no doubt seek to offset this impact by contributing in some way. The Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership Program offers a unique opportunity to Fulbrighters to take action to reverse the impact of their travel, and develop new roots within their community.
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2009-10 Canadian Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at SUNY Plattsburgh Project Location: Plattsburgh, NY Project: Host an Eco Fair in Plattsburgh, NY.
2009-10 American Fulbright Student at UNB Project Location: Grand Mannan, NB Project: Work with the Friends of Grand Manan Trails to design and build the White Head Island Heritage Footpath.
2009-10 Canadian Fulbright Student at George Washington University Project Location: Washington, DC Project: Develop an urban garden in downtown Washington and donate food produce to a local shelter.
2006-07 American Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at SFU Project Location: Athens, OH Project: Develop the ECOHIO garden, a public garden, in downtown Athens, OH.
2007-08 Canadian Fulbright Student at the USC Project Location: Playa Del Ray, CA Project: Institute a California wetlands conservation awareness campaign by bringing inner-city students to the wetlands.
2009-10 Canadian Fulbright Scholarin-Residence at the Northwest Indian College Project Location: Lummi, WA Project: Clean the yards of the reservation and plant a series of indigenous medicine gardens.
Sonia Gunderson 2007-08 American Fulbright Scholar at the Nunavut Research Institute Project Location: Fairfield, IA Project: Work with partners in Fairfield to construct a rain garden at Fairfield Middle School.
Victoria Shaw 2009-10 American Fulbright Student at McGill University Project Location: MontrĂŠal, QC Project: Institute a vermicomposting program in the McGill University community.
2009-10 Canadian Fulbright Scholar at Vanderbilt University Project Location: Nashville, TN Project: Develop a pollinator garden that will support the indigenous populations of honey bees, birds, bats and butterflies.
Sherri Blake 2000-01 Canadian Fulbright Scholar at the Pratt Institute Project Location: Winnipeg, MB Project: Provide a Green Art workshop for West Broadway youth in Winnipeg.
Yolanda Wiersma 2002-03 Canadian Fulbright Scholar at Duke UniversityProject Location: St. Johnâ€™s, NL Project: Expand the compost program and implement a pilot schoolyard garden program at a local elementary school.
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The Killam Fellowships Program The Killam Fellowships Program, supported by the American Killam Trusts, is designed to develop a cadre of young leaders committed to enhancing mutual understanding between Canada and the United States. The Killam Fellowships program provides exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States with the opportunity to spend either one semester or a full academic year in the other country during the third year of their undergraduate career. These awards are the first of their kind between Canada and the United States. In its inaugural year, the Killam Fellowships Program engaged 13 American and Canadian undergraduate students in educational exchange. In 2008–09, awards were granted to 30 students.
2008-2009 American Killam Fellows CHRISTOPHER ATTAWAY, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES From Clemson University to McGill University RACHEL CANNON, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES & LITERATURE From American University to Mount Allison University JENNIFER COUTURE, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & ART From Bridgewater State College to McMaster University ALISON DELOMBARD, FRENCH/SPANISH STUDIES, LITERATURE From American University to the Université de Montréal JOHN HANSON, PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY From University of Minnesota, Morris to the University of Toronto NATHAN HARRISON, FRENCH, HISTORY, ENGLISH From the University of Vermont to Cape Breton University JOHN HAYES, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS From Western Washington University to McGill University SARAH KAPLAN, CHEMISTRY, ARCHITECTURE From Smith College to the University of Toronto JULIA LAMOTTE, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, EARTH SCIENCE From Bridgewater State College to McMaster University LUISA LUCERO, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY BIOLOGY From Mansfield University to Thompson Rivers University KALEIGH MROWKA, SPANISH AND SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS From Ithaca College to the University of Ottawa LUCAS OLSON, MATHEMATICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, ECONOMICS From the University of Washington to the University of Victoria LAURA ORIOL, DRAMA From Ithaca College to the University of Toronto
“It has been fascinating to watch events in the United States unfold, almost with an ‘outsider’s’ perspective, and to discuss these events with Canadian friends. Discussing politics and other national and international issues with my Canadian friends has been extremely stimulating and has given me the impetus to consider my northerly neighbors more in regards to international matters.”
Reva Robinson University of Washington American Killam Fellow at Queen’s University
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MANSI PATEL, MICROBIOLOGY, BIOMEDICINE From Clemson University to Queen’s University REVA ROBINSON, LINGUISTICS From the University of Washington to the Queen’s University , MARIE ROCHAT, SOCIOLOGY, WOMEN’S STUDIES From Oregon State University to Simon Fraser University COLIN WINTZ, STUDIO ARTS From Evergreen State College to Concordia University
2008-2009 Canadian Killam Fellow, Calina Ellwand, from the University of Ottawa to American University
2008-2009 Canadian Killam Fellows BARRY DEWITT, ARTS AND SCIENCE From McMaster University to the University of Washington , CALINA ELLWAND, POLITICAL SCIENCE, WOMEN’S STUDIES From the University of Ottawa to American University KELVIN FONG, PHYSIOLOGY AND MUSIC, CHEMISTRY From the University of Toronto to the University of Washington JEAN-FRANCOIS FORTIER, POLITICAL SCIENCE , , From l’Université de Montréal to American University HOLLY GARNETT, POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY, FRENCH From Nipissing University to Cornell University SUSAN HUMPHREY, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, POLITICAL SCIENCE From Mount Allison University to Smith College DANIEL HERSCOVITCH, CIVIL ENGINEERING From McGill University to Clemson University MAX LIU, BIOCHEMISTRY From the University of British Columbia to the University of California, Berkeley AGNIESZKA MYSTEK, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS From the University of Calgary to Florida International University SEBASTIEN PICARD, PHYSICS, MATHEMATICS From the University of Victoria to Clemson University ALEXANDER POTTER, ECONOMICS From Dalhousie University to American University MARY WINTERS, MUSIC From The Memorial University of Newfoundland to Ithaca College VIDA YAO, PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY From the University of British Columbia to the University Of California, Berkeley
The Mobility Program The Killam enrichment activities, allowing for both professional and personal growth, while promoting fellowship among the participants, are an integral part of the Killam Fellowships program. Fulbright Canada, in conjunction with the American Killam Trusts, is pleased to provide current Killam Fellows with a number of specific enrichment opportunities, including Fall Orientation in Ottawa and the Spring Seminar in Washington, DC. The Cultural Awareness Program provides Killam Fellows with funds to undertake an academic and/or cultural activity in a city or region other than the location of their host university. While the activity does not have to be directly related the student’s program of study, its objective should be to broaden the student’s understanding of the host country and expand his or her horizons. It is through additional benefits, such as the mobility program, that Fulbright Canada differentiates itself from other scholarship-granting Foundations, allowing the Killam fellows to develop the requisite personal and ambassadorial skills.
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Western Hemisphere Fulbright Executive Directors’ Meeting
Group photo of participants at the Western Hemisphere Directors’ meeting hosted by Fulbright Canada in Vancouver in May 2009 On May 19-22, 2009, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program hosted the Western Hemisphere Fulbright Executive Directors’ meeting in Vancouver, “home of the 2010 Winter Olympics”. Meeting with the program executives from the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the United States Embassy in Ottawa, the Institute of International Education, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and LASPAU, the Executive Directors discussed all aspects of the Fulbright program, ranging from programming priorities to competition from other international scholarship programs.
USC Provost, Adam Clayton Powell III
Fulbright Executive Directors: Front Row (left to right): Ann Mason, Columbia; Norma Gonzalez, Argentina; Mercedez Jimenez de Avechaga, Uruguay; Susana Cabeza De Vaca, Ecuador; Henry Harmon, Peru; and Michael Hawes, Canada. Back Row (left to right): Arturo Borja, Mexico; Denise St. Jean, Chile; and Luiz Loureiro, Brazil.
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The three day meeting also featured remarks from Adam Clayton Powell III, Vice Provost (Global Engagement) at the University of Southern California, who delivered a very informative lecture entitled ‘Perspectives on U.S. Higher Education’. These discussions around international scholarship were enhanced by the presence of Fulbright alumni, who shared their inspiring stories and illustrated the long term multi-faceted impact of taking up a Fulbright award. The meeting was complimented by various cultural activities, including a guided tour of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, the University of British Columbia, and the Museum of Anthropology.
Network on North American Studies in Canada The Network on North American Studies in Canada (NNASC) is an initiative of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America, in partnership with leading Canadian universities, government agencies, think tanks, and civil society. The network addresses all aspects of scholarly research, along with the relevant policy implications, that matter to the citizens of North America. In connecting leading-edge researchers from universities and think tanks across North America with key policy makers, practitioners, and other consumers of knowledge and information, the network is committed to the promotion of multi-disciplinary research, to supporting and identifying the next generation of scholars, and to promoting the interests and the output of the research community in Canada. Over the past year, the NNASC has engaged in a number of very successful events. On September 30, the NNASC David Mendell, speaking at l’université co-hosted a lecture and reception at the de Montréal in October, 2008 University of Prince Edward Island. This event featured Dr. Stephen Casper, an associate professor at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, California and the (inaugural) 2008-2009 Fulbright Visiting Chair at UPEI, and Dr. Harold Bathelt, a professor and Canada Research Chair from the University of Toronto. Dr. Casper and Dr. Bathelt addressed questions relating to technology clusters and networking within the business community. With the pivotal U.S. presidential election taking place during the fall of 2008, the NNASC used the opportunity to address the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship and the impact of politics in the United States on policy in North America. On October 24, Paulette Tremblay, CEO, NAHO signing MOU with 2008, the NNASC co-hosted the ACSUS Enders symposium on ‘Canada-U.S. Relations in Fulbright Canada Transition: The U.S. Election and Future Prospects’ at Carleton University. This one-day event featured local and international scholars exploring the potential implications of an election on policy issues such as the environment, the economy, the borders, and race relations. Conference presenters and participants continued their interesting discussions at a reception kindly hosted by Ambassador Wilkins at his home. The NNASC co-hosted a second election related conference at the Université de Montréal on October 30-31, 2008. Entitled “Choices for the New President: issues and implications”, this event also brought together an extensive group of scholars to address policy questions in post-November 4 North America. A highlight of the event was remarks Speakers, Provincial Government Representatives, UPEI Administration given by David Mendell, author of ‘Obama, from Promise to Power’, following NNASC Public Lecture at UPEI on the potential next president of the United States. During the spring, the NNASC began developing two separate partnerships relating to Canadian and American health policy. The NNASC signed an MOU with the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) with the intention of working together to promote research relating to aboriginal health policy from both sides of the border. The NNASC also signed an agreement with the McMaster Health Forum to partner with McMaster University to host a day-and-a-half high profile event on comparative Canadian and American health policy that will feature renowned speakers from both countries.
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“I keep thinking about what it means to be a Fulbrighter. I guess the analogy that speaks best to me is an extended family. Here we have a somewhat cohesive group of individuals whose interests and academic backgrounds run together in many ways, but whose view of the world and life stories vary significantly. And rather than fight, worry, or argue, we discuss the future and the roles that we have to play. So perhaps a highly aware and socially active extended family would be the best analogy. In any event, I am simply happy to have had the chance to experience it.”
Sean Clouston McGill University Canadian Fulbright Student at Columbia University
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â€œTo be perfectly honest there is a lot of anti-U.S. sentiment in Canada. This American-bashing comes from our media, our education, and our culture. I had internalized much of this thinking. I now realize this is both completely unfair and completely wrong. My opinion of the United States has been renewed and based on my observations and experiences from the amazing people who I have met and worked with. When I return to Canada I hope to dispel many of the myths that circulate in my country about the people and culture of the United States.â€?
Paul Jackson University of Toronto Canadian Fulbright Student at the City University of New York
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