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Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America

Annual Report 2011


Messages from the Board Chair and the Chief Executive Officer


Fulbright Canada Board of Directors


The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program


2010-2011 Canadian Fulbright Award Recipients


2010-2011 American Fulbright Award Recipients


Fulbright Canada Community Programs


The Killam Fellowships Program


10 Years of the Killam Fellowships Program


Summarized Statement of Financial Position


Fulbright Canada Supporters


Fulbright Canada Secretariat

Brittany Flaherty (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), 2010-2011 Fulbright Student at the University of British Columbia.

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program

The Killam Fellowships Program

Foundation for Educationcal Exchange between Canada and the United States of America 350 Albert Street, Suite 2015, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1R 1A4

telephone: 613.688.5540 facsimile: 613.237.2029

COVER Patricia Latendresse (McGill University), Canadian Killam Fellow at Clemson University

Messages from the Board Chair and the Chief Executive Officer The Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States gives haven to those scholars who will forge relationships that will ensure that the world changes for the better. For a score and two years, Fulbright Canada has supported those scholars and future leaders, helping both countries. The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America stands at the ready to provide the opportunities for Fulbright Scholars to affect these changes. Fulbright Canada remains committed to having these world-class scholars and researchers recognized as the next generation of leaders. The generous and continuing support of our private sector partners, along with the governments of Canada and the United States, allows us to state with conviction that our best years are yet to come. It is with immeasurable pride and gratitude that I welcome to our Board Roseann Runte and Roxanne Dubé. At the same time, we bid adieu to John Ettling who has earned our deepest gratitude and sincere appreciation for the work he has done. John’s considerable talents and lasting contributions are in no small part responsible for making the Foundation’s first 22 years so remarkable. And, it can never be forgotten and should always be recognized that we have exceptional staff. Saying thank you does not come close to capturing the appreciation the Board and The Foundation have for the world class staff assembled at the Foundation. They make all things seem possible, and their unfailing enthusiasm and herculean efforts allow the Board to imagine and plan without limitations. On behalf of the Board of Directors to the finest staff assembled, we give you our sincere and heartfelt thanks for making the Foundation the success it is today.

Mr. Roscoe C. Howard Jr. 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. The Foundation’s story is one of pride, purpose, and commitment: to a 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 between Canada and the United States of America. The Foundation experienced considerable growth and much success in 2011. 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, and our support networks at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Embassy of the United States in Canada, and the United States State Department. I would also like to offer a special thank you to the dedicated members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Their leadership and their vision are the engines that drive Fulbright Canada’s success.

Dr. Michael K. Hawes Chief Executive Officer

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Board of Directors American Directors

Ambassador David Jacobson United States Ambassador to Canada

Ron Covais Senior Partner Détente Group

Susan Crystal Minister Counselor for Public Affairs U.S. Embassy, Ottawa

Jack Curtin Chief Executive Officer Goldman Sachs Canada

John Ettling President SUNY Plattsburgh

Ambassador Gordon Giffin Partner McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Roscoe Howard (Board Chair) Partner Andrews Kurth LLP

Penelope Kyle President Radford University

Gloria Larson President Bentley University

Michael Parham Area Vice-President RealNetworks, Inc.

“Living in the United States has greatly deepened my knowledge and understanding of Canada’s neighbour to the south in a way that only immersion can. My new American friends have exposed me to new perspectives and broadened my views. Going with them to see President Obama speak at the Library Mall at the University of Wisconsin was an experience I will remember for a long time.” Martina Kunovic

McGill University Canadian Fulbright Student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Canadian Directors

Ambassador Gary Doer Canadian Ambassador to the United States

Peter George Past-President McMaster University

Carl Amrhein Provost and VicePresident, Academic University of Alberta

Joanne Cuthbertson Chancellor Emerita University of Calgary

Hélène Desmarais Chairman and CEO Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal

Roxanne Dubé Director General, Intergovernmental Relations and Public Outreach DFAIT

Kevin Kelly (Past Chair) Past President Fidelity Investments Inc.

Daniel McCarthy (Treasurer) Managing Director Credit Suisse Securities (Canada) Inc.

Roseann Runte President Carleton University

Frank Sobey Chairman Crombie REIT

“Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication to the humanizing of international relations.” Luc Vinet (Secretary) Past-Recteur Université de Montréal

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, over one thousand and one hundred 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. More than 70 individuals received scholarships or fellowships in 2010–11. Of this group, most were traditional Fulbright student grantees or Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs.

2010-2011 American Fulbright Student, Victor Albert (right), with the United States Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson.

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.

“Very rarely does a person get an opportunity that will change the course of his/her life the way this program does. It sets you off on a trajectory academically, professionally, and personally that otherwise would not be possible. It opens up circles, venues, and paths that can help propel one’s personal growth just by the very fact of being exposed to a new setting and being surrounded by great minds. The cultural and academic exchange between Canada and the United States, and by extension, all other people who come to the United States to study, is enhanced by the Fulbright Program. And as such it helps build future leaders and sustains, strengthens, and broadens the already strong relations between the two nations.”

Fadi Masoud University of Toronto Canadian Fulbright Student at Harvard University

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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 2010–11, 31 Chairs were appointed, and agreements were concluded for additional Chairs in 2011–12.

The Fulbright Specialist Program The goal of the Fulbright Specialists Program is to promote exchanges that go beyond the traditional Fulbright activities of lecturing and research. This program is designed to provide American academics and experienced professionals with opportunities to collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning, and a variety of other activities at Canadian institutions. Interested applicants may register to be added to a roster of American candidates. Canadian academic institutions may then request a Fulbright Specialist for a short term visit of two to six weeks.

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program

“The Fulbright program gives an unparalleled opportunity to pursue research and to deepen academic experience in the intellectually rich environment that abounds in universities across the United States, as well as in non-academic institutions in Washington and New York.”

Roy Culpepper Canadian Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Fulbright NEXUS Program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from States in the Western Hemisphere for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright residential exchange experience. Up to 15 Fulbright NEXUS Scholars will conduct individual and team-based research projects designed to generate knowledge-based, policyoriented solutions with practical implementation potential at the local, national, or regional levels. The Program will be hosted in Canada and Columbia and will focus on the three inter-connected themes: 1) Science, Technology, and Innovation, 2) Entrepreneurship, & 3) Sustainable Energy. 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 2010-2011 cohort at Orientation 2010 in Ottawa

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2010-2011 Canadian Fulbright Award Recipients Canadian Fulbright Scholar Award Recipients Catherine Laura Carstairs (University of Guelph) Fulbright Scholar University of California, Davis “Healthy Eating across the Border: MidTwentieth Century Health Reform” Roy Culpeper (North-South Institute) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars “Financial Sector Policy and Development in the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis” Trevor Harrison (University of Lethbridge) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Kennesaw State University “Militarism and Political Culture: Canada and the United States Since 9/11” Alison Howell (University of Manchester) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at SUNY-Plattsburgh “The Politics of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mental Health Policy in the Canadian and U.S. Militaries” Lynda Lee Jessup (Queen’s University) Fulbright Scholar at The Rockefeller Archive Center “Soft Power and the State: Art Exhibitions and Canada-U.S. Foreign Policy, 19361974” Tsvi Kahana (Queen’s University) Fulbright Scholar at New York University “The Notwithstanding Mechanism American Theory, Canadian Practice” Mark Kristmanson (National Capital Commission) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California “Public Diplomacy and the City: Capital Cities and Nation Branding”

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P. Whitney Lackenbauer (University of Waterloo) Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins University “Sovereignties, Security and Stewardship: Canadian-American Relations and the Arctic” James Daniel McNiven (Dalhousie University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Michigan State University “The Yankee Road” Jeremy Mouat (University of Alberta) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Transborder Studies at Arizona State University “The Columbia Exchange: Re-examining the Columbia River Treaty of 1961/1964” Charmaine Andrea Nelson (McGill University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara “Sugar Cane, Slaves, and Ships: Race, Geography and Power in 19th century Marine Landscapes” Marcia Mary Ostashewski (McMaster University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of Washington “Mixed musics: Aboriginal-European expressive culture and identity in Canada and the United States” Guillaume St-Onge (Université de Québec à Rimouski) Fulbright Scholar at Oregon State University “Geomagnetic field dynamics and climate changes in the Arctic” Karis Shearer (McGill University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt University “Radical Pedagogy: Modernist Writers’ Interventions in the Development of Canadian Literature”

Fulbright New Century Scholars Ian McCarthy (Simon Fraser University) Michigan State University “How Do University Research Parks Help Their Firms?”

Special Fulbright Canada Fellows Joel Thibert (Quartier International de Montréal) Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University “Sustainability Policy as if Cities Mattered: Steps to More Effective Urban Environmental Policy Implementation in the North American Context”

Canadian Fulbright International Science and Technology Award Recipients Heather Buckley (University of British Columbia) University of California, Berkeley Chemistry Thane Kubik (University of Calgary) Rockefeller University Synthetic Biology

Robert MacNeil (University of Ottawa) University of California, Davis “The Political Economy of North American Climate Policy”

Fadi Masoud (University of Toronto) Harvard University “A Post-Professional Master of Landscape Architecture” Mathieu Maheu-Giroux (McGill University) Harvard University Epidemiology Vijay Narasimham (University of Ottawa) Stanford University Material Science and Engineering John Zhang (University of Calgary) Columbia University Computer Science Joel Zylberberg (Simon Fraser University) University of California, Berkeley Physics

Canadian Fulbright Students and Young Professional Award Recipients Cori Bender (University of Calgary) University of Alaska, Fairbanks “Inuit Political Identity and Transnational Processes”

Alexandre Cooper-Roy (University of Tokyo) Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Design of Advanced Radiation Shielding Materials for Space Applications” Cameron Jefferies (Field LLP) University of Virginia “Masters of Laws with Focus on International Environmental Law” Alanna Krolikowski (University of Toronto) George Washington University “United States-China Relations in the Aircraft and Space Sectors” Martina Kunovic (McGill University) University of Wisconsin, Madison “The Meat of the Matter: The Role of Public Policy, Regulation and Ideology in Industrial Meat Production in Canada and America”

Ian McGrath (York University) Georgetown University “Building Durable Solutions: The Influence of Canadian and U.S. Development Assistance in Northern Ecuador on Columbian Refugees” Leslie Meier (University of Western Ontario) New York University “Promotional Ubiquitous Music: New Identities and Emerging Markets in the Music Industry” Ju Hee Oh (University of Saskatchewan) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago “Investigating the Complexities of Inter-Racial Human Relations through Photographic Narrative” Karnmaninder Saroya (Donnelly Management Advisory Services Ltd) Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Masters of Finance (Energy, and Environmental Policy)”

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2010-2011 American Fulbright Award Recipients

Prosper Maurice Bernard Jr. (City University of New York) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa “The Role of Middle Powers in the International Criminal Court: A Comparative Study of Canada and South Korea” G. Scott Erickson (Ithaca College) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Knowledge-Based Enterprises at Queen’s University “Strategic Insights into Balancing Knowledge Development and Protection” Patrick Nicholas Forrest (George Washington University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies at the University of Alberta “Protracted Refugee Situations: Improving the U.S. and Canadian Response to an Ongoing Crisis” Hugo A. Freund (Union College) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at Dalhousie University “Culture and Identity: A Transnational Study of Communities Living in the Appalachian Mountains of Canada and the United States”

American Fulbright Scholar Award Recipients David Fadum Andersen (SUNY-Albany) Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies at the centre francophone d’informatisation des organisations (CEFRIO) “Full Information Product Pricing in the NAFTA Region: Technologies and Policies to Increase the Market Share of Fair Labor and Environmentally-Friendly Products” Deborah Lines Andersen (SUNY-Albany) Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies at the CEFRIO “Digital Government Initiatives in the NAFTA Region: Full Information Product Pricing and Library Systems”

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Eileen Marie Angelini (Canisius College) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University “Le Tour de l’Amerique du Nord: Following the French in North America” Bruce Eric Barnes (University of Hawaii) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies at the University of Saskatchewan “Culture and Conflict Resolution in Asia/Pacific: US/Canadian Universities Collaborate”

Robert Thomas Granfield (SUNY-Buffalo) Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Politics and Society at the University of Ottawa “The Rise of Canadian Pro Bono: Implications for Human Rights in Canada and Beyond” Bradford Taylor Hudson (Boston University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Sustainable Commerce at the University of Guelph “Brand Heritage, Architectural History and Corporate Social Responsibility at Fairmont Hotels” Khalil R. Iskarous (Haskins laboratories) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Language, Mind and Brain at McGill University “Speech Production and Perception Dynamics in Parkinson’s Disease”

Russell Matthew Lawson (Bacone College ) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University “Like a Stream of Living Water: Missionary Accounts of Indigenous Religious Change in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Upper Canada” Michael Robert Luthy (Bellarmine University) Fulbright Enders Visiting Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations at the University of Ottawa “Entrepreneurial Marketing and the Role of Modern Embassies” Roger Henri Morin (U.S. Geological Survey) Fulbright Scholar at the Geological Survey of Canada “Characterizing the hydrogeologic properties of a U.S.-Canada transboundary aquifer through the analysis of geophysical well logs” Suzanne Elizabeth Morrissey (Whitman College) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and the Environment at McMaster University “‘Symptoms of Canada’: Cultural identity, distinction, and the uses of complementary and alternative medicine in Canada”

John A Soares, Jr. (University of Notre Dame) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies at Carleton University “Canada and International Ice Hockey, 194787” Brent LaBoiteaux Sohngen (Ohio State University) Fulbright Visiting Chair in Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics at the University of Alberta “Climate, Carbon Sequestration, and the Competitiveness of the Canadian Forest Sector in a Global Economy” Noël A. Sturgeon (Washington State University) Fulbright Distinguished Lecturing Chair at York University “Defining Environmental Justice Cultural Studies” Yuefeng Franklin Xie (Pennsylvania State University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Water and the Environment at the University of Lethbridge “Impacts of new regulations and climate change on small water systems”

Naomi Bartz (University of Chicago) University of British Columbia “A Comparative Study of Mixed-Income Developments: Canada and the United States” Brittany Flaherty (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) University of British Columbia “Linking Land Use, Water Quality, and Disease Outbreaks in British Columbia” Alexander Ginsburg (University of Oregon ) McGill University “Climate Change and Culture Change in Salluit, Québec” Jane Harbison (Denison University) McGill University “History, Memory, and Slavery in the French Atlantic” Toni Holland (University of Texas Arlington) University of Alberta “U.S. and Canadian Poets Laureate: Raising National Consciousness of Poetry” Tamera Jenkins (Park University) Simon Fraser University “Using Restorative Justice in Federal Correctional Institutions”

Lawrence M. Zbikowski (University of Chicago) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Cognitive Music Theory at McGill University “Foundations of Musical Grammar”

Andrew Levinson (Independent, NY) York University “Success or Failure: Ontario and New York State Disability and Health Policy”

Andrew Rehfeld (Washington University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Theory and Practice of Federalism at McGill University “Making Voters Smarter: Federalism, political judgment and the cognitive problems of democratic self rule”

Fulbright Specialist Award Recipient

Nora Mapp (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Nova Scotia College of Art and Design “Tidal Pull”

Yumna Siddiqi (Middlebury College) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies at Concordia University “It’s a Question of My Dignity: Narratives of Immigrant Garment Workers in Montreal”

Jeff Licht (Plants Across Communities Inc.) Fulbright Specialist at the University of Toronto “Environmental Science”

Susanna Neuhaus-Schuck (SUNY-New Paltz) Fulbright Scholar at Memorial University “Current Shift / Icebergs in Flux”

Lahra Smith (Georgetown University) Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship at Queen’s University “Citizen Education in Multiethnic States: the Ethiopian Experience”

Vivian Gallman-DeRienzo (FlorenceDarlington Technical College) Fulbright Specialist at Algoma University “Education”

American Fulbright Students and Young Professional Award Recipients Victor Albert (University of Florida) University of Toronto “Experimental and Theoretical Research into Novel Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”

Hudson McFann (Ohio State University Columbus) University of Toronto “Spatial Equity and Scale: Toronto’s International and Intra-Provincial Waste Exports” Marc Schutzbank (University of Pittsburgh) University of British Columbia “Green Roof Urban Agriculture: Master of Science in Integrated Studies in Land Food Systems” David Walsh (Arizona State University) University of Ottawa “Dene Traditional Knowledge and Scientific Research: The Forefront of Intercultural Dialog”

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2010-11 Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leader, Mark Shutzbank (left), with his partners from the Loutet Park Urban Farm in Vancouver

Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program 2010-2011 Eco-Leaders Colin Anderson (Clearwater, MB) Jack Corbett (Oaxaca, Mexico) James Grijalva (Grand Forks, ND) Keith James (Portland, OR) Martina Kunovic (Madison, WI) Ruby Lam (Toronto, ON) Stephen Litvin (Charleston, SC) Thomas Nail (Eugene, OR) Mark Shutzbank (Vancouver, BC) Victoria Shaw (Duluth, MN) Steven Steinberg (Arcata, CA) David Tabachnick (North Bay, ON) John Ziker (Boise, ID)

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The Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program provides small grants (between $2000US and $4000US) to current Fulbright Canada grantees and alumni of the program, to engage in environmental action in their communities. In 2010-11, Fulbright Canada supported 13 outstanding projects across Canada and the United States. The program serves as an excellent example that Fulbright students, scholars, and alumni, are truly motivated to make a difference in their communities. Fulbrighters are natural leaders, and this program provides additional financial resources to enable them to make a significant positive environmental impact. The mandate of the Fulbright Program, to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the people of both Canada and the people of the United States, is achieved primarily through student and scholar mobility programs. As awareness around the environmental impact of travel grows, more students and scholars are looking to off-set this impact in some way. The Fulbright Canada-RBC 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.

The Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program is made possible through the generous support of:

“We planted corn. Mine was the giantest.” - Kayden, 6 Kayden and children from a downtown Toronto daycare centre helped Eco-Leader Ruby Lam to build an organic urban garden at the centre.

Fulbright Canada-U.S. Embassy in Ottawa Community Leadership Program Given the success of the Eco-Leadership Program, the next step was to develop a second program to include community-based initiatives beyond the environmental sector. In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, the Community Leadership Program (CLP) was launched in the late fall of 2010. CLP grants support a fixed number of initiatives in Canada on a regional basis, and encourage collaboration between Fulbright grantees and alumni (as well as past and present recipients of other U.S. Government awards). Applicants were asked to identify projects in their community (with a maximum budget of $8000CAD) and seek the support of at least two other regional alumni. In it’s first year, two projects were supported that epitomized the outstanding character and leadership qualities inherent in Fulbrighters. Team leader Ailsa Craig received a CLP award to work with her fellow Newfoundland Fulbright alumni Yolanda Wiersma, Jennifer Selby and Angela V. Carter. Ailsa’s project, entitled “Make it Better on the Rock,” is an outreach and education initiative to connect local, national and American resources for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) youth in Newfoundland and Labrador. Team leader Kevin Chin wanted to inspire leadership skills amongst young people from disadvantaged communities using human rights education tools. Together with the NGO Equitas and his fellow Montreal-based Fulbright alumni Andrée-Anne Cormier, Jenny Montgomery, and Karis Shearer, Kevin organized and ran leadership workshops throughout the year that engaged both community educators and youth in issues relating to human rights.

“The 2010-11 Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Project “Science Institute for Educators: teacher training in current water issues” was a great success. We distributed 121 kits, created a library, led 8 workshops, reached teachers in various grades, occupational stages and several states, and created a network between local organizations, scientists and teachers that will continue into the future.”

Victoria Shaw 2010-11 Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leader

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The Killam Fellowships Program The Killam Fellowships Program, which is supported by the American Killam Trusts and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, 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 their host country. 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 2010–11, awards were granted to 32 students.

2010-11 American Killam Fellows VICTORIA BANAS, BIOLOGY, MUSIC From SUNY-Plattsburgh to Mount Allison University ROBERT BRADLEY, ECONOMICS, ENGLISH From Bridgewater State University to York University KRISTIN BROWN, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION From the University of Maine at Orono to UPEI NATALIE BUCHINSKI, FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE STUDIES, RELIGIOUS STUDIES From Ithaca College to the University of Ottawa CHRISTOPHER CHEVALLIER, POLITICAL SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES From American University to Mount Allison University STEPHANIE FIRTH, ENGLISH, FRENCH , From Clemson University to l’Université de Montréal THOMAS FRIEDENBACH, HISTORY, CHINESE From Whitman College to the University of British Columbia ALIA GANT, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, COMMUNICATION From American University to Carleton University BRIDGETTE GILLILAND, ANTHROPOLOGY From Arizona State University to UPEI IVY GOOCH, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FRENCH From the University of Washington to McGill University GREGORY JOHNSEN, ECONOMICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES From the University of Washington to McGill University

“Beyond familiarizing myself with Canada, I also discovered Vancouver was a truly international city. I returned to the U.S. with friends from Norway, China, Japan and Slovenia. Though I still have never left North America, I have never felt so close to the emerging global community ... My experience in Canada truly broadened my horizons and exposed me to a range of new perspectives which I will take with me for a long time.”

Thomas Friedenbach Whitman College American Killam Fellow at the University of British Columbia

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KRISTIN KIROUAC, POLITICAL SCIENCE, FRENCH, CANADIAN STUDIES , From the University of Maine at Orono to l’Université Laval MALLORY LAVOIE, JOURNALISM, FRENCH , From the University of Maine at Orono to l’Université Laval SELENA LILLY, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY , From SUNY-Plattsburgh to Queen’s University EMILY PHILLIPS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, ECONOMICS From American University to Mount Allison University JEFFREY THOMPSON, PSYCHOLOGY, MANAGEMENT From Clemson University to the University of Victoria MARTIN ZIECH, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, GERMAN From American University to Dalhousie University

2010-2011 Canadian Killam Fellow, Rebecca Dixon from Mount Allison University to American University, and 2012 Rhodes Scholar

2010-11 Canadian Killam Fellows GABRIELLE ABRAHAMS, ENGLISH From Dalhousie University to Smith College CATHERINE CHIABAUT, FRENCH LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY From McGill University to New York University REBECCA DIXON, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SPANISH From Mount Allison University to American University ELIZABETH DUBOIS, COMMUNICATION From the University of Ottawa to American University CHIHAB EL KHACHAB, SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY From the University of Ottawa to the University of Washington RITESH GUPTA, HEALTH SCIENCES From McMaster University to Clemson University CATHERINE KENNY, ENGLISH, SOCIOLOGY From Memorial University to Ithaca College HIAM KOGIASHVILI-AMAR, LAW AND SOCIETY From York University to Arizona State University PATRICIA LATENDRESSE, AMERICAN HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY From McGill University to Clemson University ALEX LEOPOLD, POLITICAL SCIENCE From Concordia University to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill CARL MILLER, CIVIL ENGINEERING From the University of Calgary to California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo NICOLE MURRELL, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHEMISTRY From the University of Alberta to the University of Maine at Orono CONSTANCE NAUD-ARCAND, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE , From l’Université de Montréal to Bridgewater State University ANDRIY TOVSTIUK, MARKETING, BUSINESS, ECONOMICS From the University of Alberta to American University JEAN-LUC XAVIER, BUSINESS, ACCOUNTING From York University to SUNY-Plattsburgh

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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10 Years of the Killam Fellowships Program

Group photo of Killam Fellows at the Killam Spring Seminar in Washington, DC in 2009 In the fall of 2002, Fulbright Canada and the American Killam Trusts, motivated by their passion for educational excellence and their vision of an enduring Canada-U.S. relationship, founded the Killam Fellowships Program. Together, they created a unique, high-profile scholarship program that would allow undergraduate students from the United States and Canada to participate in a formal, structured program of academic cultural exchange. The Killam Fellowships Program is an enduring legacy to Constance Killam and Elizabeth Killam Rodgers, two women who were born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, but spent the majority of their lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts. They were sisters of Sir Izaak Walton Killam, a Canadian financier who, during the first half of the 20th century, emerged as one of Canada’s greatest philanthropists. Like their brother, Elizabeth and Constance Killam were committed to the advancement of education and to the promotion of international understanding. Throughout its 10 years, the Killam Fellowships Program has grown immensely. In its first year, 13 students from 20 partner institutions participated in the program. Ten years later, the program will be offering nearly 40 awards to students in 2012, and will involve 42 institutions, representing all regions of North America. The program has truly grown into a continental exchange program. The Open Competition

Killam Fellows at the Annual Fulbright Canada Hockey Game

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Initially, the program was exclusively for official partner institutions. Students from a select group of Canadian partner institutions could participate in a reciprocal exchange with students from a select group of institutions in the United States. In 2007, in the program’s 5th year, the open competition was introduced, allowing students from any degreegranting institution in either country to attend classes at any degreegranting institution in their host country, opening the door to thousands of exceptional undergraduate students.

The Killam Experience The Killam Fellowships Program offers undergraduate students an exchange experience that is unique to North America. All Killam Fellows, both Canadian and American, travel to Ottawa in September for the Annual Fall Orientation Program. While in Ottawa, Killam Fellows have the opportunity to meet and interact with the American Fulbright students and scholars, while they participate in a series of cultural and academic activities, culminating in the Annual Fulbright Canada Hockey Game. Each student will then travel to their host institution, where they will have an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the culture of their host community, while earning credits towards their undergraduate degree. While on exchange, students also have an opportunity to visit another part of their host country to experience more of the rich cultural tapestry of the United States and Canada. Many students, having forged strong bonds of fellowship at the Fall Orientation Program, take this opportunity to visit other Killam Fellows in another part of the country. Then, in the spring, after their exchange is complete, all Killam Fellows will again convene in Washington, DC for the Killam Spring Seminar; three days of academic and cultural activities in America’s capital. By the end of their time on exchange, Killam Fellows have a deep-seeded understanding of their host country and have forged strong relationships with colleagues from across the continent that will benefit them throughout their lives.

“During this exchange, the knowledge or presumptions that I had of the United States gave way to a gradual understanding of its culture. It’s so different to know about something from afar than to experience it firsthand. If the United States used to be like a noticeable stranger whose going-ons are much talked about, it now seems to me more like a friend; close and warmly familiar. That is the true significance of my Killam experience.” Keran Xu 2007-08 Canadian Killam Fellow at Wellesley College

To build on the strong connection between Killam Fellows, Fulbright Canada introduced the Killam Community Action Initiative (KCAI) in 2011. This program, which is based on the model of the highly successful Fulbright Canada Community Leadership Program, offers teams of Killam Fellows and alumni small grants that may be used to support a project, event or activity that will have a beneficial impact on their home or host community. In its first year, two excellent projects have received KCAI grants. Anne Larkin will be leading a group in Vancouver that will host a “Passport to Permaculture” summer camp for children. While Mallory Lavoie will be leading a team of Killam alumni to host a French Immersion Summer program for youth in the State of Maine. The Annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam Public Lecture Each September, coincident with the Fall Orientation Program, Fulbright Canada hosts the Annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam Public Lecture. This lecture offers the public in Ottawa an opportunity to hear from speakers of renown on topics of shared importance to Canada and the United States. Notable speakers include historian and journalist Andrew Cohen, blogger, activist and Fulbright alumnus Cory Doctorow, and Dr. Ruth Simmons, Fulbright alumna and President of Brown University. Ruth Simmons

Cory Doctorow

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AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS The accompanying summary financial statements of the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), which comprise the summary statement of financial position as at August 31, 2011, the summary statement of operations for the year then ended, and related notes, are derived from the audited financial statements prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles, of Fulbright Canada as at and for the year ended August 31, 2011. We expressed an unmodified audit opinion on those financial statements in our report dated November 18, 2011. The summary financial statements do not contain all the disclosures required by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles applied in the preparation of the audited financial statements of Fullbright Canada. Reading the summary financial statements, therefore, is not a substitute for reading the audited financial statements of Fulbright Canada. Management’s Responsibility for the Summary Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation of a summary of the audited financial statements on the basis described in note 1. Auditors’ Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the summary financial statements based on our procedures, which were conducted in accordance with Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) 810, “Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements”. Opinion In our opinion, the summary financial statements derived from the audited financial statements of Fulbright Canada as at and for the year ended August 31, 2011 are a fair summary of those financial statements, in accordance with the basis described in note 1.

Chartered Accountants, Licensed Public Accountants November 18, 2011 Ottawa, Canada

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Summary Statement of Financial Position

August 31, 2011, with comparative figures for 2010 Assets Current assets: Cash Amounts receivable Prepaid expenses Investments Capital assets Restricted cash - funds held in trust Liabilities and Net Assets Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Deferred revenue Funds held in trust Employee future benefits Net assets: Unrestricted Internally restricted Invested in capital assets Killam endowment Endowment

Summary Statement of Operations

Year ended August 31, 2011, with comparative figures for 2010

Revenue: Grants Donations and contributions Other Expenses: Awards: Scholarship Fellowship American Killam fellowship Eco-leadership/community leadership Mobility program Program I - development Program II - delivery Administration Other



$732,278 36,178 8,581 777,037 955,439 45,572 200,000 $1,978,048

$827,260 24,958 11,087 863,305 1,023,233 44,920 200,000 $2,131,458

$46,799 799,809 846,608 200,000 136,657

$43,330 1,030,807 1,074,137 200,000 100,950

335,833 50,000 45,572 50,000 313,378 794,783 $1,978,048

348,073 50,000 44,920 0 313,378 756,371 $2,131,458



$1,440,141 1,408,652 106,396 2,955,189

$1,643,680 1,248,797 6,813 2,899,290

387,796 838,582 193,414 57,268 194,318 99,936 173,313 864,294 141,333 2,950,254

671,949 637,695 201,194 0 188,533 154,859 178,223 885,924 171,214 3,089,591

Excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenses from operations



Foreign exchange loss on investments



Deficiency of revenue over expenses



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Thank You Fulbright Government of Canada

Government of the United States

Embassy of the United States of America, Ottawa United States Department of Education

Canadian University Partners Acadia University, Brock University, Carleton University, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Concordia University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, McMaster University, Memorial University, Mount Allison University, Queen’s University, Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Guelph, Université Laval, University of Lethbridge, University of Manitoba, Université de Montréal, University of Ottawa, Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Prince Edward Island, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, University of Winnipeg, Wilfrid Laurier University, York University

American University Partners American University, Arizona State University, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State College, Clemson University, Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard University, Ithaca College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, New York University, State University of New York—Plattsburgh, Portland State University, Smith College, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Georgia (Kennesaw State University), University of Maine, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Wellesley College

“The cultural exchange I experienced was defined not only by music and theatre, but also by my immersion in those cultural activities embedded in the rhythms of everyday life. Attending local festivals, flea markets, and parades, spending time in public parks and at local diners, and talking baseball with locals and watching games at Yankee Stadium--these, too, offered occasion to learn about American culture and to develop a great affection for this city and this country. While on my Fulbright exchange, I made a concerted effort to engage in conversation with both fellow academics and with New York residents whose backgrounds and careers vary greatly from my own. I am the better for it.”

Leslie Meier

University of Western Ontario Canadian Fulbright Student at New York University

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Canada Supporters! Private Sector Partners

The John and Judy Bragg Foundation

“Two Sallumiut friends who had shown me extraordinary generosity took a trip to Montreal. I was able to treat them to some of my favorite places in the city and repay some of their kindness. Spending two days with them, I realized that the relationships I built in the Canadian Arctic are not primarily about my research. Instead, they were born out of the shared curiosity that we experience when we meet people from different places and backgrounds. I learned a great deal about Inuit culture and a great deal more about what it means to relate to others.�

Alex Ginsburg

University of Oregon American Fulbright Student at McGill University

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Fulbright Canada Secretariat Secretariat Staff


Michael K. Hawes, PhD

Lucas Dixon

Chief Executive Officer

Graeme Cunningham

External Relations Officer

Nesreen El-Onsi

Administrative Assistant Maternity Replacement, Jade McInnis

Michelle Emond

Program Officer (Students)

Brad Hector

Program Officer (Scholars)

Ava Kovats

Senior Finance Officer

Jennifer Regan

Chief Program Officer

Jesse Schell

Executive Assistant/Alumni Coordinator

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YIIP Summer Intern York International Internship Program

Shannon Rosset

NPSIA Intern Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Carleton University

Fulbright Canada Annual Report 2011  

Fulbright Canada Annual Report 2011

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