29th November 2013 Ottawa, Canada

Promoting UK development science in Canada

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Andrée Carter, Director of the UK Collaboration for Development Science (UKCDS) to Canada. She came at our invitation, to participate in a panel entitled: The world in 2020: Three questions for internationalised science, at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), held in Toronto.  She preceded her visit with a  short […]

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2nd April 2013 Ottawa, Canada

Women in science: Dr. Brenda Milner

As promised, in celebration of International Women’s Day, SIN Canada would like to celebrate one of our GREAT Science participants, a pioneering women in science, Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC). If you haven’t already guessed (from our previous clues, found in this post), our post today […]

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5th March 2013 Ottawa, Canada

Women in Science – roundtable recap video!

As you may remember, on January 24th, 2013, the Montreal Consulate General (@UKinCanada and @BritsAuCanada), in collaboration with McGill (@McGillU), the Royal Society (@royalsociety) and the Royal Society of Canada (@RSCTheAcademies), hosted a round table on women in Science. Well, the Footage is in and edited and now we can offer you a quick video recap of our Women in Science event: […]

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7th January 2013 Ottawa, Canada

2012: SIN Canada, a Year in Review

So it’s 2013 already! My how time flies when you’re having fun! It’s about this time of year when I like to take a step back and look at what we’ve accomplished over the last 365 days, and to start looking forward to the adventures the coming year will bring. Well, what did last year […]

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12th July 2012 Ottawa, Canada

Getting outside is GREAT


In celebration of summer and getting outside, another guest blog posting by our British High Commission Ottawa, Climate and Prosperity Advisor, Adrienne Yuen:  Last week, I came across this eye-popping infographic on nature and us.  Apparently, nature is good for you.  It can make you healthier, smarter, fitter, and nicer.  Just two minutes outside can […]

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19th June 2012 Ottawa, Canada

Startup Canada – Another Startup Nation (#StartUpNations) Launches!

You may have recently heard about a grass roots startup movement, by entrepreneurs and for entrepreneurs, called Startup Canada (@Startup_Canada). Sister organisation to Startup Britain (@StartupBritain), Startup Canada is an effort that’s been gaining momentum for a little over a year (the first mention of them on this blog would have been in relation to […]

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14th May 2012 Ottawa, Canada

Signing of the Canada/UK Joint Innovation Statement!

On Tuesday of last week (May 8, 2012) the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment met in Montreal and signed the Canada/UK Joint Innovation Statement. The ceremony was attended by a small audience, and in case you were following our twitterfeed: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/UKinCanada/status/199954199398727681″] The signing happened in […]

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26th April 2012 Ottawa, Canada

World IP Day – A Canada/UK Perspective

A guest blog in honour of World Intellectual Property Day by the British High Commission’s Trade and Economic Advisor Mark Agnew: April 26 marks World Intellectual Property Day, and a chance to recognize the importance of IP in fostering innovation and growth. Although not particularly a dinner table subject of discussion, intellectual property and the […]

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25th April 2012 Ottawa, Canada

Spaceship Earth

A guest blog posting in honour of Earth Day (April 22nd), from our British High Commission Ottawa, Climate and Prosperity Advisor, Adrienne Yuen: “There are no passengers on spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” – Herbert “Marshall” McLuhan This past Sunday marked the world’s 42nd Earth Day. It’s a great way to refocus our attention […]

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17th April 2012 Ottawa, Canada

Science diplomacy – the FCO`s CSA, Prof. David Clary visits Ottawa

Prof. David Clary (his blog), Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently visited Ottawa, on the invitation of the Office of the Auditor General(@OAG_BVG) to participate in a Science Forum, looking at how science can be used to better inform policy, in times of austerity. Part of this involved discussions of how science advice to government […]

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About Nicole Arbour

Based in the National Capital, I cover the federal S&T sector, national S&T organisations, as well as local industry and academic partners. I manage the UK’s Science & Innovation Network in Canada, and our contribution towards the wider Canada-UK relationship. This year my focus will be working towards the delivery of the Canada-UK Joint Declaration and the Canada-UK Joint Innovation Statement. In my spare time I like to cook and spend quality time with my family. Find me on Twitter @narbour

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