25th Anniversary of Fulbright

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman gives his remarks at the Fulbright Reception
U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman gives his remarks at the Fulbright Reception

On Thursday, May 7th, 2015, Consul General Jim Dickmeyer held the Fulbright Reception in his residence to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Fulbright Canada, championing its recent achievements. At the reception, U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, made opening remarks highlighting the importance of the Fulbright program globally. Fulbright Board Chair Ronald T. Covais and Director Michael Hawes then concluded with their commentary on the success of the program.

Sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is the international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and foreign citizens around the world. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide and has continued to enhance cultural, educational, and scientific knowledge, simultaneously improving interstate relations. Since the launching of the exchange program over sixty years ago, more than 360,000 participants obtained the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each other’s’ countries. In addition, the Fulbright program annually awarded approximately 8,000 grants.

The Fulbright reception was attended by Fulbright Board Members, current Fulbright scholars and professors, alumni, and Consulate and Fulbright staff. The reception encouraged Fulbright alumni to become  active members of the alumni association, in order to remain an integral component of the thriving program.

More photos from the event are in our Flickr gallery.