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Annual Report 2013

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


Messages from the Board Chair and the Chief Executive Officer Board of Directors Our Partners The Fulbright Program 2012-13 Canadian Fulbright Award Recipients 2012-13 American Fulbright Award Recipients Fulbright Canada in the Community The NEXUS Program in Canada The Killam Fellowships Program Auditors’ Report Fulbright Canada Secretariat

“The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Innovation provided a tremendous opportunity to conduct high value academic research and have an impact in the public policy and business arenas. I had access to decision-makers at key public institutions related to my topic, met various leading academics, and gave roughly 25 interviews to various media outlets - enabling me to shape the public discourse around these issues “

Dr. Yan Cimon

Université Laval Visiting Research Chair in Innovation at the University of Washington

Front Cover: Zainabu Rumala Fulbright Student, Harvard University

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It is with renewed pride that I write this foreword to the 2013 Annual Report of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America. Fulbright Canada generally aims to contribute to the enrichment of the relations between Canada and the United States through academic exchanges. Every year it seems that the quality of the students and scholars taking part in the Foundation’s programs exceeds that of the year before and this was certainly felt again in 2013. We thus owe many thanks to those remarkable people who became outstanding ambassadors by giving the Foundation the opportunity to support them and who make the objectives of Fulbright Canada become reality. As my term as Chairman of the Board concludes, I wish to stress that the resounding success of Fulbright Canada is largely due to the inspiring leadership that Dr. Michael Hawes exerts and the dedication of the staff he has assembled. It has been a privilege to serve on the Board of the Foundation and I express my deep gratitude to all the fellow members who have so graciously extended their support and friendship; they much contribute to making Fulbright Canada a golden standard for academic exchanges. None of this would be possible however without the unfailing support of the two governments and the generous contributions of our benefactors which are very gratefully acknowledged.

Dr. Luc Vinet Board Chair

1 It is with considerable personal satisfaction and continued enthusiasm that I present the annual report for 2013 of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America. We at the Foundation, along with our Board of Directors, our grantees, and our various partners, believe profoundly in the value of education, the importance of academic exchange, and the role that we play in growing productivity, rewarding excellence, identifying future leaders, and promoting mutual understanding. The Fulbright program continues to be a global leader in educational exchange and, at the same time, a key advocate and partner for new scholarship, economic growth, and social justice in local communities. The Canada – US Fulbright Program is dedicated to playing its role in ensuring that the Canada – US relationship, which is a model to the world of what a strong, stable, predictable, and productive partnership looks like, continues to be characterized by a deep appreciation of one another and by strong personal and professional ties. The Foundation had another excellent year. I would like to take this opportunity 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 colleagues at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, and the United States State Department. I would also like to offer a special word of thanks to the dedicated members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Their leadership and their vision are the engine that drives Fulbright Canada’s success.

Dr. Michael Hawes

Chief Executive Officer

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Board ofDirectors Canadian Directors

American Directors

His Excellency Gary Doer

Canadian Ambassador to the United States

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Ambassador David C. Jacobson

Ambassador of the United States to Canada

Ron Covais

Carl Amrhein

Senior Partner Détente Group

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) University of Alberta

Hélène Desmarais

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal

Roxanne Dubé

Director General Geographic Strategy and Services Bureau Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Kevin Kelly

Jack Curtin

Chief Executive Officer Goldman Sachs Canada

Ambassador Gordon Giffin Partner McKenna, Long & Aldridge

Past President Fidelity Investments Inc.

Daniel McCarthy (Treasurer)

Managing Director Credit Suisse Securities (Canada) Inc.

Roseann Runte

President and Vice-Chancellor Carleton University

Frank Sobey

Roscoe Howard (Past Chair) Partner Andrews Kurth LLP

Penelope Kyle

President Radford University

Gloria Larson

President Bentley University

Chairman Crombie REIT

Luc Vinet (Board Chair) Rector Emeritus Université de Montréal

Susan Crystal

Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Embassy of the United States, Ottawa

Michael Parham (Secretary) General Counsel RealNetworks, Inc.

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OurSuporters

The American Killam Trusts

The John and Judy Bragg Foundation

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, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, North-South Institute, 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 Northern British Columbia, 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, Western University, University of Winnipeg, Wilfrid Laurier University, York University

American University Partners American University, Arizona State University, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, California NanoSystems Institute, Clemson University, Duke University, Harvard University, Ithaca College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, New York University, State University of New York— Plattsburgh, Norwich University, Smith College, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Texas at Austin, University of Georgia (Kennesaw State University), University of Maine, University of Miami, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Wellesley College

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the 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. The first cohort of Canada-U.S. Fulbright award recipients was named in 1991. Since that time, some thirteen hundred distinguished students, scholars, and professionals have participated in this educational exchange program. CanadaU.S. Fulbright students and scholars conduct research, teach, or study in their host country for either one semester or a full academic year. In 2012-13, the CanadaU.S. Fulbright Program supported 32 outstanding Canadians and 43 exceptional American students and scholars.

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Traditional Fulbright Awards for students are intended for graduate students and junior professionals who wish to study and conduct research in the host country. In addition to the Traditional Fulbright awards, scholars in both countries are invited to take up one of the 45 Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs at 29 of North America’s best universities. These chairs are intended to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers, and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of activities for one semester or a full academic year at one of our partner universities. These chairs develop longterm partnerships between Fulbright Canada and the university and build the university’s capacity for excellence in research. Recently, in an effort to grow the scope of the program, Fulbright Canada has introduced a number of new programs and expanded existing programs for both graduate students and scholars, including the Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program, the Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program, and the Fulbright Specialists Program.

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“My sabbatical with Prof. Paul Weiss – Director of the California NanoSystems Insitute - and his colleagues installed me at the heart of the world’s leading institute in my field. It was a period of intense study, learning, and collaboration. Thanks to the Fulbright chair, we have gained a new and lasting Canadian-American partnerships for research in nanotechnology and its commercial translation: we have been able to raise our game further and compete and collaborate with the best in the world.”

Edward Sargent

University of Toronto Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in NanoTechnology at the California NanoSystems Institute at the Unviersity of California at Los Angeles

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Canadian Fulbright Scholar Award Recipients Yan Cimon, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Innovation at the University of Washington, from Université Laval, “The Changing Dynamics of Canada-USA Value Chain Integration” Arthur John Cockfield, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Policy Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, from Queen’s University, “Enhancing U.S.-Canada Tax Cooperation” Caitlin Fisher, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of California at Santa Barbara, from York University, “Emerging Forms of Cultural Expression: Data Visualization, Augmented Reality and New Media Storytelling and Tools for Artists and Humanists” Sari M. Graben, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of Washington, from Queen’s University, “Whereas we are in Environmental Agreement: Tracking Expertise in Northern Collaborative Governance”

Andreas Hamann, Fulbright NEXUS Scholar at the University of California - Berkeley, from the University of Alberta, “Matching the adaptive portfolio of tree populations to planting environments under changing climates”

Shana O. Kelley, Special Fulbright Canada Fellow at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA, from the

University of Toronto, “Applying Ultrasensitive Molecular Detectors to Biology and Medicine”

Daniel William Macfarlane, Traditional Fulbright Scholar at St. Lawrence University (Fall); Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Michigan State University (Winter), from Carleton University, “A Transnational Environmental, Cultural, and Social History of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project”

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Christopher A. MacLennan, Fulbright Government of Canada Mid-Career Professional Program Award at Stanford University, from the Canadian International Development Agency, “Development Policy on Democracy: Assessing US and Canadian Approaches” Bessma Momani, Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award at Georgetown University, from the University of Waterloo, “The IMFFSB Early Warning Exercise: Determining Organizational Challenges and Coordinated US-Canadian Policy Proposals”

David L. Monod, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt University, from Wilfred Laurier University, “Modernist Stages” Stéphane Paquin, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Quebec Studies at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, from

the École Nationale D’Administration Publique, “Bilateral Relations between Québec and the United States: the Perception of the “Attentive Public”

Edward Hartley Sargent, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA, from the University of Toronto, “Inorganic Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells”

Fazley Kader Siddiq, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, from Dalhousie University, “A Comparative Analysis of the Growth and Decline of Population across Subnational Jurisdictions in the United States and Canada”

Fulbright International Science and Technology Award Recipients Michael Beeler, University of Toronto to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)”

Michael Gaultois, University of Saskatchewan to the University of California at Santa Barbara, Chemistry and Biochemistry Alexandra Heeney, University of Toronto to Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering Thane Kubik, University of Calgary to Rockefeller University New York, Synthetic Biology Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, McGill University to Harvard University, Epidemiology

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Canadian Fulbright Students and Junior Professional Award Recipients Sean Anderson, Simon Fraser University to the University of Washington, “Portfolio Theory for Conservation Ecology” Keleigh Annau, Mount Allison University to the University of California at Berkeley, “Comparative Approaches to Studying Non-Governmental Influence in the Domestic Ratification of International Climate Change Agreements”

Marie-Renée B-Lajoie, McGill University to Harvard University, “Task Shifting in Primary Care: Exploring the Role of Community Health Workers in Canada and the USA” Danielle Fraser, Carleton University to the University of Wyoming, “The Impact of Global Warming on the American

Pronghorn”

Sean Gray, University of British Columbia to Harvard University, “Democracy and Silence: Rethinking Problems of Civic Disengagement in Canada and the United States”

Raphaël Guévin-Nicoloff, Carleton University to Johns Hopkins University, “Paradiplomacy and the Decentralization of Canadian Foreign Policy: the Impact on Canada-US Relations”

Patrick Lacroix, Bishop’s University to the University of New Hampshire, “Catholic Activism and Minority Rights in Canada and the United States: A Comparative Historical Study”

Zannah Matson, University of Toronto to Harvard University, “Landscape Architecture – Public Space Design in Post-Trauma Contexts”

Nicole Pelot, Dalhousie University to Duke University, “Mechanisms of Action Underlying Deep Brain Stimulation” Benjamin Perryman, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to Yale University, “You Can’t Eat the Constitution: The Role of Constitutional Rights in Poverty, Inequality, and International Development”

Malcolm Rogge, P. Michael Jerch Law Corporation to Harvard University, “LL.M. program (human rights concentration – intersections of public and private international law)”

Alicia Scocchia, Thunder Bay Hospital to Sarah Lawrence College, “The Genetic Inheritance and Dynamic Impact of Familial Cancers: A Direct Service Outreach Program for Clients of Northern and Isolated Communities”

Paisley Smith, Fulbright Student at the University of Southern California, “Master of Fine Arts, Cinematic Arts Film and Television Production” Elise Thorburn, Western University to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “New, Networked Economies: Digital Technologies, the Social Economy, and Canada-U.S. Trade”

Yichuan Wang, McCarthy Tetrault LLP to the University of California at Berkeley, “California and BC Roll: Toward Modernizing Water Laws for Sustainability - A Comparative Institutional Analysis”

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American Fulbright Scholar Award Recipients Katy Arnett, Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award at the University of New Brunswick, from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, “The intersections of Learner Diversity, Inclusion, and Second Language Development in K-12 classrooms” Eric R. Bittner, Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award at Université de Montréal, from the University of Houston, “Bose Einstein Condensation of Optical Quasi-particles in Organic Materials”

Stephen Blank, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa,

“Cross Border Regional Governance in North America: Learning from the Ontario-Michigan Experience”

Stephen Michael Charbonneau, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, from Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, “Other Americas: Injured Identities, Participatory Media, and the War on Poverty” Joseph Patrick Daniels, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Policy at McMaster University, from Marquette University, “Comparative Study of US and Canadian Residents’ Attitudes Toward Trade, Immigration, and FDI” Alma Davenport, Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award at Heritage - Lower St. Lawrence, from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, “Twenty-first Century Visual Investigation of the Seventeenth Century Seigneurial System of Land Division in Southeastern Quebec/Lower St. Lawrence”

Charles Arthur Emlet, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and the Environment at McMaster University, from the

University of Washington – Tacoma, “Understanding the Lived Experiences of Older Adults Living with HIV in Toronto, Ontario: An Examination of Strengths and Resilience in a Vulnerable Population”

James A. Gardner, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Theory and Practice of Constitutionalism and Federalism at McGill University, from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, “Intergovernmental Contestation in Federal Systems” Susan Elizabeth Gray, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University, from Arizona State University, “Border Stories Lived and Written: Francis Assikinack, Andrew J. Blackbird, and Odawa History”

Donald H. Holly, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Native Studies at the University of Alberta, from Eastern Illinois University,

“Rethinking Subarctic History”

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Jennifer Crum Hunt, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in U.S. Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, from Montclair State University, “Human Terrain Team Systems: Social Scientists and Counterinsurgency” Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Management, Public Policy, and International Trade at the University of Saskatchewan, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, “Developing Optimal Policies for the Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods in Global Markets” Shane Leverette, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in American Literature at McGill University, from the University of North Florida, “Unwinding Identity: Race Mixture, Genre, and the Limits of Identity Politics” Jeremy I. Levitt, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa, from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, “Law, Power-Sharing and Women’s Rights in Africa: Who will Safeguard Abeena and Afia” Barbara Ann McCaskill, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University, from the University of Georgia, “African American Literature from Slavery to Freedom; William and Ellen Craft’s Escape to Canada from Slavery” Colleen Claudia O’Brien, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in American Studies at Western University, from the University of South Carolina, “Metaphors of Heart’s Blood and Home: Black Revolutionaries and Agrarian Freedom in the Americas” Robert Rotberg, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in International Development at Carleton University/North-South Institute (Fall) - Fulbright Visiting Chair at CIGI/BSIA (Winter), from Harvard University, “Global Conflict Issues and Conflict Prevention” Jared Charles Sexton, Fulbright Distinguished Lecturing Chair at York University, from the University of California, Irvine, “Racial Justice Beyond Coalition”

Michael Raymond Stamm, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Policy at McGill University, from Michigan State University, “The Metropolitan Newspaper in a Global Economy, 1910-2010” Kim Stote, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Nutrisciences and Health at the University of Prince Edward Island, from the State University of New York - Empire State College, “The effect of berry consumption in human health”

Jill Strauss, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Society and Culture at Concordia University, from the City

University of New York, “The Art of Storytelling: Exploring the Intersections Between Oral History and Visual Art”

Richard Vengroff, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration at Carleton University, from Kennesaw State University, “Paradiplomacy and Immigration Policy: Canadian Provinces in Comparative Perspective”

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American Fulbright Specialist Award Recipients Roe W. Bubar, Fulbright Specialist at the University of Regina, from Colorado State University, “Indigenizing Education and the Social Services”

John Christopher Dobrian, Fulbright Specialist at McGill University, from the University of California at Irvine, “Musical Gesture: Cognition and Response” Laverne L. Gaskins, Fulbright Specialist at Nipissing University, from Valdosta State University, “Race, Gender, and the Law: An American Perspective” Arnold Slive, Fulbright Specialist at the University of Calgary, from Our Lady of the Lake University, “Enhancing partnerships between the university and community organizations in the provision of mental health services”

Bruce Allen Thyer, Fulbright Specialist at Western University, from Florida State University, “Social Work Education: Embracing Diversity and Accountability”

Donn J. Tilson, Fulbright Specialist at the University of Ottawa, from the University of Miami, “A United States - Canada Comparative Perspective”

Charles R. White, Fulbright Specialist at the University of Saskatchewan, from Portland State University, “Curriculum Renewal in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan”

Jack Wilkins, Fulbright Specialist at the University of Alberta, from the University of South Florida, “Pre-Service Music Teacher Jazz Education”

American Fulbright Students and Junior Professional Award Recipients

Karl Walter Barber, University of Buffalo, State University of New York to McGill University, “Developing Therapies for Human Retinal Degeneration”

Margaret Kemp Cease, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor to York University, “The Role of Stereotype Threat in International Tests of Education”

Anjali Jessica Cera, Pomona College (The Claremont Colleges) to Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, “Effects of Mental Illness Related Stigma on Caregivers and Children of Affected Individuals” Shannon Elyse Chiles, Howard University to the University of Toronto, “The Association between Perimenopausal Symptoms, Negative Mood, and Memory among Women”

Jennifer Ferris, Grove City College to the University of Ottawa, “Examining the Development of Entrepreneurship in Ontario” Christine Mary Helfrich, Florida State University to the University of Guelph, “Providing a Continuum of Care for Youth Placed in Residential Treatment Facilities” Anna Taylor January, Butler University to McGill University, “Through the Eyes of the Colonizer: Perceptions of Native

Americans”

Robert Aloysius Placek, Creighton University to the University of British Columbia, “The Effect of Nativism on Political and Voting Behavior in Canada” Zainabu Rumala, Harvard University to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, “Canada’s Law and Policy Concerning Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Education”

Ashley Rose Sabin, Fulbright Student at Concordia University, “MFA in Studio Arts (Film Production) at Concordia University” Roman Titov, Farmingdale State College in the State University of New York to the University of Calgary, “Implementing the LEED Movement as a North American Standard”

Eva Valenti, Scripps College (The Claremont Colleges) to Université de Montréal, “Code Switching and National Identity in Multilingual Quebec” Kathrinne Van Wagner Duffy, University of Delaware to Concordia University, “Ruins of Quebec: History, Memory, and Reclamation”

Patricia Sarah Ward, American University to York University, “Employment Integration Experiences of Highly Skilled Iraqi Refugees in Canada”

Miranda Yharitza, Rhode Island University to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, “Veterinary Medicine”

American Fulbright Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award Recipients Timothy Edward Muhich, Michigan State University to the University of Alberta, “Wildlife Energetics” Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds, Harvard Medical School to McGill University, “How Early Life Experiences Impact Reward

System Dysfunction in Adults”

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Award for outstanding public service

Dr. Elizabeth Canon

President, University of Calgary

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His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, was named the inaugural winner of the Fulbright Canada Award for Outstanding Public Service at a special celebration in Calgary on May 1, 2013. Fulbright Canada partnered with the University of Calgary to host members of the Calgary business community, senior administrators at the University of Calgary, Fulbright Canada alumni, and the Fulbright Canada Board of Directors. In honour of the recipient, Fulbright Canada awarded a special Fulbright Scholarship to John Devlin, an Alberta graduate student whose aspirations reflect the interests and accomplishments of Governor General Johnston. The award honours the Right Honourable David Johnston’s lifetime of tireless devotion and his commitment to excellence. He has promoted new ideas, encouraged open discussion, supported academic and intercultural exchange, and provided, through his words and deeds, a model for mutual understanding, increased prosperity, and social justice. His Excellency formally received the inaugural award on May 28, 2013 at a ceremony in the Library Room at the Faculty Club at Harvard University. A discussion amongst Fulbright Scholars followed the award ceremony. The Fulbright Canada Award for Outstanding Public Service, established in the fall of 2012, is awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the public good, whose ideas and actions reflect the values and priorities of the late Senator J. William Fulbright, and whose leadership and accomplishments have resulted in significant benefits for the citizens of Canada, the United States and beyond.

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One of the hallmarks of the Fulbright Program is community engagement. In the past few years, Fulbright Canada has introduced a suite of community-engagement programs for alumni to take action and develop new relationships in their communities. The programs include the Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program, the Community Leadership Program, and the Killam Community Action Initiative. Fulbright Canada award recipients are expected to excel academically, but they are also expected to serve as ambassadors for their country. They are encouraged to engage their host community, get involved whenever and wherever possible, and expand their experience beyond the classroom, laboratory, and library. With our community engagement programs, Fulbright Canada has further enriched a unique and enlightening academic and cultural experience. Fulbright Canada’s objective was to provide a conduit between a finite source of government funding and an infinite capacity amongst a unique group of academics to envision and build a cleaner, safer, and more just world. Clearly the outcome of these projects is both tangible and long-term. We look forward to building on the success of this program in the years ahead.

2012 - 13 Community Leaders Victor Armony, Jean-Francois Coté, & Jill Strauss All Our Stories Begin and End with… (Montreal, QC) Bernard Duhaime, Karl Barber, Anjali Cera, Anna January, & Amélie Quesnel-Vallée Breaking Down Barriers: Accessibility Issues for Persons with Physical Disabilities in Montreal (Montreal, QC) Sandy Ng, Sonia Lawrence, & Angela Loder Voices of the City (Toronto, ON) Tobias Nussbaum, Elizabeth Muggah, & Deborah Chatsis Building a Main Street Gateway – A Neighbourhood Project to Revitalize our Main Street and Build Community Engagement (Ottawa, ON)

2012 - 13 Eco-Leaders Emilie Boone (Evanston, IL) Victoria Chraibi (Duluth, MN) Monica Cojocaru (Guelph, ON)

Holly Cronin (White Head Island, NB)

Caroline Tait, Bettina Schneider, & Charles Coffey Canadian-American Community Building Through Grassroots Entrepreneurship (Saskatoon, SK)

Patrick Feng (Calgary, AB) David Holben (Athens, OH) Donald Munton (Vancouver, BC) Toddi Steelman (Saskatoon, SK) Peter Stoett (Montreal, QC)

2012 - 13 Killam Leaders Brendan Cook MUN Debate Camp (St. John’s, NL)

David Tabachnick (North Bay, ON) Sarah Robert, Charu Jaiswal, & Jenny Miller Young Alaskan Hunters and Gatherers (Documentary) (Alaska, USA)

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2012 - 13 Fulbright NEXUS Program Traveling from 13 different countries in the Western Hemisphere region, Fulbright NEXUS Scholars gathered in snowy Banff, Alberta on November 8, 2012 for a four-day meeting and orientation. The meeting, hosted by Fulbright Canada, included participants from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, the U.S. Consulate in Calgary and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Ann Stock, ECA’s Assistant Secretary of State gave opening remarks via video and commended scholars on their innovative research projects which focused on climate change and adaptation strategies. A series of speeches and discussion followed the welcome remarks. Guided by Fulbright NEXUS Lead Scholar Daniel Kammen of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, scholars traveled to Canada to build on their individual experiences and organize into research teams to produce efforts to address critical climate, water and energy issues in the Americas. Teams were organized by the following key research issues: Information Communication Technologies for Early Warning Systems; Low Carbon Sustainable Communities; Ecosystems Services and Mapping; Returns on Research and Development; and Compilation of Data Metrics for the Americas. Each team was supported by research liaisons at the Energy and Resources Group at UC-Berkeley. The Fulbright NEXUS Program offers a collaborative model for regional scholarly exchange that moves beyond theory. Program participants will spend up to two years engaged in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multidisciplinary research convened around a theme of transnational relevance: “Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies”

Left: 2012-13 Fulbright Nexus Scholar Mauricio Lopez (Chile) on a short hike around Lake Louise

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The Killam Fellowships Program, supported by an endowment from 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 2012-13, the program has grown to include 250 Killam alumni.

2012 - 13 Canadian Killam Fellows

2012 - 13 American Killam Fellows

Robin Bessemer, Biochemistry

Jay Barlow, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Eve Bourbeau-Allard, History, Political Science

McGill University to the College of William and Mary

Mark Beal, Finance, Supply Chain Management Arizona State University to the University of Ottawa

Sarah Bryson, Biochemistry, International Development Dalhousie University to Wellesley College

Reed Bennett, Political Science Clemson University to the University of Alberta

Avery Campbell, Public Policy, Policy Management Carleton University to Clemson University

Emma Cooke, Physics, Applied Math Smith College to McMaster University

David Chouinard, Computer Science

Concordia University to the University of Massachusetts – Boston

Benjamin Ebert, Business Management, Horticulture Clemson University to Memorial University

Rebecca Cohn, Physiology, Jewish Studies McGill University to the University of Washington

Amanda Elder, Child Studies, Women’s Studies, & Spanish Portland State University to the University of Alberta

Alexandra Conway, Sociology, Social Anthropology Dalhousie University to Clemson University

Quentin Gunn, Economics Arizona State University to McGill University

Brendan Cook, Physics, Applied Math

Joshua Halpren, Communications, Law, and Economics

Mount Allison University to Smith College

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Whitman College to the University of Alberta

Memorial University of Newfoundland to University of Miami

American University to Carleton University

Breanne Crisp, Kinesiology

Christal Jerez, Audio Production American University to York University

Marina Dallongeville, Film Studies

Université de Montréal to Arizona State University

Tricia Kennelly, Economics, Business, and Psychology Clemson University to the University of Victoria

Layla Farhat, Public Policy, International Studies & Economics

Kewmars Keyvani, Biological Sciences and Psychology

University of Victoria to Clemson University

Carleton University to American University

Arizona State University to Queen’s University

Nicole Gallop, International Studies, Drama

University of Alberta to Vanderbilt University

of Washington to Western University

Charu Jaiswal, Biology

York University to Arizona State University

Eliza Killam, French Immersion, Elementary Education University of Alberta to Ithaca College

Brittney Morgan, Chemistry and Mathematics Bridgewater State University to Dalhousie University Alexandra Olson, Psychology and Spanish

American University to Université de Montréal

Lindsey McDonald, Biological Sciences

University of Calgary to California State University at Monterey Bay

Anne-Marie Paradis, Communications Université de Sherbrooke to California State University- San Bernardino Marjun Parcasio, History, Political Science

Christina Pierpaoli, Psychology, Art History, & European Studies American University to the University of Toronto Allison Priole, New Media and Elementary Education University of Maine to the University of Ottawa José Ramirez Rivera, International and Area Studies, Languages American University to Mount Allison University

University of Ottawa to American University

Sarah Robert, Film, Media, & English

Queen’s University to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Baljiwan Uppal, Health Sciences

Brian Rizzo, Philosophy, Psychology, and English Vanderbilt University to McGill University Misha Tanha, Near Eastern Studies and Religious Studies

University of California at Berkeley to the University of British Columbia

Western University to American University

Hedyeh Ziai, Health Sciences

McMaster University to the University of Washington

Stephanie Zingeler, English

Jenny Miller, Photomedia, and American Indian Studies University

Clara Tsao, Biology and Sociology

University of California at Los Angeles to the University of British Columbia

University of Prince Edward Island to Bridgewater State University

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“Being a Killam fellow was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. My exchange went well, but it is the community and opportunities that arose as a part of the exchange that were truly memorable. I made life-long connections with other people from my cohort, and they lead to me and two other Killam fellows getting to travel to Alaska with a Killam Community Action Initiative grant, in addition to a grant from National Geographic, to film a documentary about fo od security.�

Sarah Robert

2012-13 Killam Fellow

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Report of the Independent Auditors on the Summary Financial Statements To the Directors of the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America. 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 statements of financial position as at August 31, 2013, August 31, 2012, and September 1, 2011, the summary statement of operations for the years ended August 31, 2013 and August 31, 2012, and related notes, are derived from the audited financial statements prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, of Fulbright Canada as at August 31, 2013, August 31, 2012 and September 1, 2011 and for the years ended August 31, 2013 and August 31, 2012. We expressed an unmodified audit opinion on those financial statements in our report dated November 15, 2013. The summary financial statements do not contain all the disclosures required by Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations 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.

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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 August 31, 2013, August 31, 2012 and September 1, 2011 and for the years ended August 31, 2013 and August 31, 2012 are a fair summary of those financial statements, in accordance with the basis described in note 1.

Chartered Accountants, Licensed Public Accountants November 15, 2013 Ottawa, Canada

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Summary Statement of Financial Position

August 31, 2013, August 31, 2012 and September 1, 2011 August 31, August 31, 2012 2013 Assets Current assets: Cash $702,033 $388,711 Amounts receivable 114,711 46,481 Prepaid expenses 29,072 10,808 845,816 446,000

September 1, 2011

Investments 8,871,036 9,509,707 Tangible capital assets 38,715 32,519 Restricted cash - funds held in trust 200,000 165,000 $10,153,226 $9,955,567

955,439 45,572 200,000 $1,978,048

$41,563 934,952 976,515

$46,799 799,809 846,608

Funds held in trust 200,000 165,000 Employee future benefits 173,490 211,490 Net assets: Unrestricted 360,842 447,622 Internally restricted Invested in tangible capital assets 38,715 32,519 Killam endowment 7,892,627 8,767,086 Endowment 313,378 313,378 8,605,562 9,560,605 $10,153,226 $9,955,567

200,000 136,657

Liabilities and Net Assets Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $36,948 Deferred revenue 179,183 216,131

Summary Statement of Operations

Years ended August 31, 2013 and 2012

$732,278 36,178 8,581 777,037

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

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2012 2013 Revenue: $1,290,064 Grants $1,470,387 1,388,251 1,704,504 Donations and contributions 2,678,315 3,174,891 Expenses: Awards: 433,993 475,351 Scholarship 637,500 888,500 Fellowship 197,000 225,500 American Killam fellowship 63,970 67,407 Eco-leadership/community leadership 130,201 179,821 Mobility program 108,036 92,420 Program I - development 165,619 228,494 Program II - delivery 870,271 922,922 Administration 129,173 127,083 Other 3,207,498 2,735,763

Deficiency of revenue over expenses from operations

(32,607)

(57,448)

5,421 Net realized gain (loss) on foreign exchange and investments 107,770 Unrealized gains on cash and investments

7,611 17,989

$80,584 Excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenses

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$(31,848)


Fulbright Canada Secretariat Michael K. Hawes, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Latendresse Executive Assistant to the CEO

Nesreen El-Onsi Executive Assistant to the CEO (on leave)

Finance : Ava Kovats Manager, Finance and Administration

Lucas Dixon

Administrative Assistant, Finance

Program : Graeme Cunningham

Manager, Strategic Development and Partnerships

18 Kaitlyn Innes

Michelle Emond

Program Officer, Recruitment, Outreach, and Alumni Relations

Program Officer (Students)

Michael O’Shea

Brad Hector

Education USA Officer

Program Officer (Scholars)

Interns : Nikita Mistry

YIIP Summer Intern York International Internship Program

Netta Ussyshkin

YIIP Summer Intern York International Internship Program

Gwendolyn Echlin

NPSIA Intern Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Carleton University

Ching Hadley

Fulbright Canada Summer Intern

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