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Protecting the North American Electric Grid

Just as we are all finding ourselves spending more time online during this global pandemic, the North American electric grid has seen increased digitalization, making it more susceptible than ever to attack. Utility companies are now reporting over three million cyber attacks each and every day. The security of our electric grid — upon which […]

August 24, 2020

The Canadian Connection: What is our Honorary Consul up to in North Carolina?

Greetings y’all from North Carolina. For the past two years I have had the honor of serving as Canada’s Honorary Consul where I work to advance and strengthen ties between Canada and the Tar Heel State. This is in addition to my day job as the executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. Ties […]

August 21, 2020

Operation NANOOK – Allies Training Together

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their partners from the United States, Denmark, and France are conducting a series of training activities in the Arctic. Operation NANOOK is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature northern operation, which is designed to enhance security in the region. During this year’s operation, participants also maintain a maritime presence, […]

August 14, 2020

Telling Their Story: Indigenous Art from Canada on Display at the National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is one the world’s largest collections of Native art and artifacts. The NMAI aims to educate visitors about Native cultures — past and present — through its exhibits on display in Washington, D.C., New York City and Suitland, Maryland.  With approximately 266,000 catalog records spanning over […]

August 10, 2020

The Masked Man of Saskatchewan: A Signage Company Retools to Fight COVID-19 in Boston & Beyond

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention. Living through a global pandemic brings new meaning to this time-honored truth, and few express it better than Brad Hertz, co-owner of Sleek Signs in Regina, Saskatchewan. When COVID-19 hit, Hertz reconfigured his company’s signage and production facilities to manufacture innovative protective plastic shields for […]

August 3, 2020

A Canadian microbiologist’s love for virology, and hope for a COVID-19 treatment

His Twitter name says it all: @VirusNinja. Dr. Benjamin tenOever’s interest in virology goes back to his days at McGill University, but his interest in science stems from his early childhood. His parents immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands following a wave of Dutch farmers recruited by the Canadian government to settle in Smithville, Ontario and […]

July 24, 2020

Stocked Shelves During COVID-19? Thank A Trucker

The next time you pass a semi-trailer on the interstate, notice the license plates. Chances are it’s a Canadian trucker delivering food products and toilet paper to your local grocery store or needed manufacturing inputs to a plant in your area (because the U.S. and Canada have always made things together).  Or maybe it’s a […]

July 10, 2020

Canadian Company Donates Vital Personal Protective Equipment to Kentucky

Throughout the pandemic, Canadian and U.S. businesses have been working together to ensure a steady supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) across the border. Some companies with Canadian and U.S. operations have generously contributed PPE to medical facilities and health care workers. One such example is Solutions 2 Go, a firm based in Brampton, Ontario […]

June 25, 2020

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