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B(Is)On Voyage !

Millions of bison once ranged across the continent from Alaska to Mexico. They were an important resource for Indigenous peoples and were symbolic of life on the plains. But at the turn of the 20th century, North America’s largest land mammal was on the brink of extinction. Some subspecies, like the wood bison, were thought […]

May 4, 2022

Q and A with outgoing Canadian Defence Attaché, Major-General Paul Ormsby

Major-General Paul Ormsby recently completed his assignment as the Canadian Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Canada after nearly three years in the position and 38 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces. Prior to his retirement, we were able to obtain some of his perspectives from his time in the CDA position. To […]

April 19, 2022

Waterloo Greenway: A Welcoming Rest Stop for Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly Migration Spurs Canadian Support for Pollinator Garden at Austin’s Waterloo Greenway Twice a year, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies make a stunning migratory journey across North America. From breeding grounds in southern Canada and the eastern United States to overwintering sites in central Mexico, the annual cycle is considered the longest and […]

April 19, 2022

Traveling While Black – A Virtual Reality View of Overcoming Adversity

Back in 2010, a play titled “The Green Book” told the story of what it was like to travel across the United States as an African American. The play was based off of the “Negro Motorist Green Book” which informed African Americans where it was safe for them to travel to and through, and where […]

February 24, 2022

The Detroit River Project: Seeking International Recognition for the Path to Freedom

A passionate and dedicated group of American and Canadian activists, educators, and community members are advocating for the designation of the Detroit River between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significance in the Underground Railroad. While the Detroit River was the lifeblood for the creation of a world-renowned […]

February 16, 2022

Canada and the United States: Partners on Global Health Issues

No matter where you live in the world, no matter the language you speak, COVID-19 has become a household name.  From mask-wearing and vaccines to hand washing and virtual classrooms, the way we live and travel has been significantly altered.  What gives us hope in these unprecedented times, is the way in which countries have […]

January 21, 2022

O-H…Canada! Meet Ohio’s Honorary Consul, Daniel D. Ujczo

“O-H!” opens every major activity here in the Buckeye state, with the resounding “I-O” in response. It is my privilege to be appointed by the Government of Canada as the Honorary Consul to Ohio and work with the team at the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit. An Honorary Consul serves as a liaison in […]

January 18, 2022

2021 Climate and Clean Energy Milestones [on the Road to Net Zero]

January: As part of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, the U.S. joined Canada in committing to conserve 30% of our lands and waters by 2030. February:  Canada and the U.S. launched a high-level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate, as part of the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership.  Through the dialogue, Canada and the […]

December 28, 2021

Canada and the U.S. Working Together to Keep North America Safe

As 2021 comes to a close and we take stock of the Canada-U.S. relationship, we are reminded that our friendship, partnership, and alliance remain grounded in the people to people connections and our shared experiences.  We have each other’s backs in the darkest of times.  We listen and have frank conversations about complicated issues, always […]

December 27, 2021

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