Fulbright Canada Fall Orientation, September 13-15, 2012
The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (aka Fulbright Canada) hosts an annual orientation for the incoming class of American Fulbright students and scholars and the entire incoming cohort of Killam Fellows. Orientation 2012, which enjoys the support of the United States Department of State, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and the American Killam Trusts, is designed to provide an introduction to Canada and an opportunity to meet with management and staff at the Foundation and friends of the Fulbright Program in Canada. It is a critical element in the overall exchange experience.
Orientation 2012 begins with 10th annual Constance Killam and Elizabeth Killam Rodgers Distinguished Public Lecture. The Killam Distinguished Lecturer for 2012 is Dr. Robert Barsky, who will discuss the role and relevance of public intellectuals in a complex and changing society. A distinguished member of the humanities division of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University, Professor Barsky teaches literature and works in immigration studies, linguistics, and radicalism in American Jewish life. While best known for his work as the biographer of famed linguist and activist Noam Chomsky, Professor Barsky is an important public intellectual in his own right. He is author of “The Chomsky Effect: A Radical Works Beyond the Ivory Tower”, and Chomsky’s biography “Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent”. He is also founder and editor of AmeriQuests, a peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to writing and research about real and metaphorical quests toward “America.” The lecture will take place on September 13th at 5:00pm in the Salon room of the National Arts Centre. There is no charge for this event, we would encourage everyone to register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613.688.5521. Everyone is welcome.
Orientation 2012 is coincident with the 10th Anniversary of the Killam Fellowships Program. In 2002, Fulbright Canada joined forces with the American Killam Trusts to create the Killam Fellowships Program, a unique, high-profile scholarship program that allows undergraduate students from the United States and Canada to participate in a formal, structured program of academic and cultural exchange. To commemorate the success of the program and its two hundred and fifty alumni, Fulbright Canada is hosting a gala dinner at the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Guests include government partners, private sector partners, university partners, and Killam alumni. This event will take place on September 13th at 6:30pm in the Adam Room at the Chateau Laurier.
Orientation 2012 includes a full program of academic and cultural experiences, culminating in the now-famous Fulbright Canada pick-up hockey game.