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Catching up with Dr. Leslie Bottrell

When the pandemic descended on New York last spring, Canadian doctor Leslie Bottrell found herself in the epicenter of the epicenter— an ICU unit at a hospital in Westchester County, New York, one of the country’s first major COVID-19 hotspots. She experienced what so many healthcare workers continue to confront ten months later— a deluge […]

January 7, 2021

2020 in Review: COVID-19, Silver Linings, & Renewed Hope

  How does one even begin to reflect on 2020? The unforgettable year we have just experienced is hard to capture in words. The world has run the 2020 gamut together. Through it, we have seen the vulnerability and resilience of the human spirit, our adaptability in the face of an unprecedented global health crisis, […]

January 3, 2021

Facemask Diplomacy in the Age of COVID

Let’s face it: as we continue to fight COVID-19 together, masks have become an essential facet of everyday life. And in these trying times, they are also an art form; the latest instance of human ingenuity; an expression of self, of values, and of the search for beauty and meaning in the midst of a […]

December 17, 2020

Zapping Covid-19: A Canada-U.S.-Mexico Collaboration Takes The Fight Indoors

  COVID-19 doesn’t care about borders, but Canada-U.S. collaboration may go a long way toward stopping the virus in its tracks. Harnessing North America’s leading technologies, brainpower, and manufacturing capabilities in the fight against COVID just makes sense. So when a Texas company announced a Transcontinental Manufacturing Partnership involving a Canadian company and start of […]

December 15, 2020

Canada-U.S. Space Cooperation: A Visit from NASA Astronaut Colonel Raja Chari

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Roscosmos (Russia), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) participate jointly in the International Space Station (ISS), a research laboratory that orbits the Earth. Canadian space robotics, including Canadarm2 and Dextre, were used to assemble […]

December 10, 2020

Canada Curated: Seasonal Sweets and Savories by Small Batch Canadian Makers

The American market, especially the metropolitan areas that border Canada such as Detroit, is an important first export destination for many Canadian food and beverage companies. With similar cultural and linguistic backgrounds and large consumer bases, these areas allow growing companies to gain exporting skills while offering significant market expansion opportunities. However, despite being a […]

December 9, 2020

Holiday Cheer From Canada: Embassy of Canada’s Annual Holiday Tree

A highlight of every holiday season is the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Embassy of Canada’s Rotunda of the Provinces & Territories. As you may expect, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we won’t be hosting an in-person tree lighting event, instead inviting Canadians and friends of Canada to watch the lighting of […]

November 23, 2020

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

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