Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Health Surveillance in the Arctic

May 15, 2018 For Immediate Release   OTTAWA – Canadian professionals in the fields of public health and veterinary medicine will visit Minneapolis, MN, and Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK, from May 15 to 25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants will explore emerging methods and programs for surveilling human, animal, ...
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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada WINNIPEG — To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg is presenting two exhibitions that emphasize the depth and importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship. The exhibits are on display at the Manitoba Museum until October 15, 2017. ...
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Quebec City U.S. Consul General Areias Vogel leads Alaskan Delegation at the Nunavut Trade Show

The U.S. Consul General in Quebec City, Allison Areias Vogel, recently traveled to Iqaluit to lead the first Alaskan delegation participating in the Nunavut Trade Show.  The show brings together government, Inuit organizations, Nunavut and Southern businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs. The U.S. Consulate in Quebec City also hosted a booth at the trade show to ...
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Students on Ice Participants Return from Arctic Expedition

U.S. Embassy Ottawa was pleased to welcome participants of the 2017 Students on Ice expedition back to Ottawa on August 23, 2017. Public Affairs staff caught up with the Embassy’s sponsored students and educator over breakfast. The conversation was engaging and inspiring. Also, there was bacon. Students on Ice gives youth a well-rounded and formative ...
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Arctic Speaker Dr. Michael Sfraga Meets his Canadian Counterparts in Toronto and Waterloo

On July 25-26, 2017, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted Dr. Michael Sfraga, Director of the Polar Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program. During his visit, Dr. Sfraga met with Canadian counterparts to discuss a variety of issues related to the Arctic and to ...
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United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement

President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau are proud to launch actions ensuring a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem.
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The United States and Canada: The Strength of Partnership

"Our exceptional and unique ties are rooted in a common border that stretches for 5,525 miles, over 200 years of closely interwoven history and culture, our largest economic relationship worldwide, our similar values."
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NASA studies details of a greening Arctic

The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada. In a changing climate, almost a third of the land cover -- much of it Arctic tundra -- is looking more like landscapes found in warmer ecosystems.
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Ambassador Underscores Importance of Marine Conservation in Advance of Our Ocean Conference

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman underscored the importance of the responsible management of the marine environment when he spoke at a May 9 panel discussion on marine planning, co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and World Wildlife Fund-Canada.
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U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau share a common vision of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy, and the opportunities afforded by advancing clean growth.
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Matuto in Iqaluit

Nothing bridges cultural differences like a good beat. New York-based musical group Matuto, a band that blends Brazilian, Afro and bluegrass music into their own unique sound, put that belief into action when they spent a week in Canada’s northernmost capital city, Iqaluit. They were in the Canadian Arctic to play Nunavut’s 11th annual Alianait ...
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International Ice Patrol Opens Annual Ice Season

The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol opened the annual ice season February 3 to detect and track icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP deployed its first Ice Reconnaissance Detachment (IRD) to Newfoundland, Canada, to meet with Canadian partners and to conduct the initial aerial patrols of the season. The IIP conducts iceberg ...
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The Polar Sea

Yesterday the Embassy co-hosted a pair of screenings of The Polar Sea, a documentary offering a panoramic view of the Arctic and its numerous aspects. The morning screening was presented at the University of Ottawa, alongside the University’s Environment, Society and Policy Group. The event featured a condensed version of the film, and was followed ...
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