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4th August 2016 Montreal, Canada

Nick Baker

by Nick Baker

Consul General, Montreal

Electrify your drive

I took my initial spin in an exhaustless car whilst visiting the Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Québec (IREQ), where Quebec’s power utility is doing ground-breaking research into batteries for electric vehicles.

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4th July 2016 Ottawa, Canada

Edward Evans

by Edward Evans

Political Officer

From Mogadishu to Ottawa

A diplomatic life is often one of contrasts. One year you can be working on climate change, another you’re promoting human rights in North Africa. That’s what makes this career so varied and challenging.

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11th May 2016 Vancouver, Canada

Rupert Potter

by Rupert Potter

British Consul General, Vancouver

New Planes and New Opportunities

British Airways A380 lands at Vancouver International Airport.

It defies logic. Every sensible instinct tells me it should be impossible. At almost 73 metres it’s longer than an ice hockey rink, it’s four times the height of my house (and I don’t live in a bungalow) and it carries over 500 passengers (plus luggage). Staring at it through the window of Vancouver International […]

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22nd April 2016 Vancouver, Canada

Rupert Potter

by Rupert Potter

British Consul General, Vancouver

What Shakespeare Taught Me (400 years later)

April 23rd is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Few of us would dispute that he was a great playwright, few except perhaps Grade 8 students all over the world being forced to study symbolism in Macbeth or how to write iambic pentameter. But why is it Shakespeare we still celebrate? Why him and not […]

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22nd December 2015 Calgary, Canada

Jennifer Winter

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy Area at The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

My Experience at the Week of Women UK

I was very excited and honoured to be nominated by the British Consulate-General in Calgary to represent Canada at the Week of Women in London.

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11th December 2015 Montreal, Canada

Nick Baker

by Nick Baker

Consul General, Montreal

Climate Change Gets Personal

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The climate change conference in Paris wrapped up today. Over the past two weeks there has been an array of commitments by governments around the World, including the UK’s, to tackle the climate change phenomenon and reduce the emissions that contribute to it. But what action are we all going to take as individuals?

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23rd November 2015 Vancouver, Canada

Rupert Potter

by Rupert Potter

British Consul General, Vancouver

Climate 2050 – Why Paris is the Next Beginning

You may remember the 1970s and ‘80s like they were yesterday. Or perhaps they seem like ancient history, an era long before you were born. It was a time of Punk and New Romantics, the Marlboro man and heavy glass ash trays, big hair and bad cars (or bad hair and big cars). Vehicles drank […]

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