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A warm welcome to Prof. Dr. Jean Grondin, the new Humboldt Ambassador Scientist in Canada!

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has appointed Prof. Dr. Jean Grondin (Université de Montréal) as Humboldt Ambassador Scientist in Canada in addition to Professor Jennifer Decker (National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa) and Professor Christopher Orvig (University of British Columbia, Vancouver). Professor Grondin will support the Foundation as one of currently 49 Ambassador Scientists worldwide. …

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Professor André Laliberté receives the 2019 Konrad Adenauer Research Award

The Konrad Adenauer Research Award for 2019 has been awarded to and accepted by Professor André Laliberté from the University of Ottawa. For more information as well as for a press release regarding the extension of the Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Alberta, please click here.  Congratulations Prof. Laliberté!

UAlberta renews MOU with Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The University of Alberta and Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding that promises ongoing collaborations between the partners. A UAlberta release states that the AvH enables researchers to tap into a global network that engages more than 27,000 scientists from more than 140 countries.  The story can be viewed here.   …

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Share your best photos in celebration of Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday!

Be a part of the celebration! This year will mark Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday and to celebrate, we are collecting the best and most exciting shots for a vibrant photo exhibition that will be presented to at the May Kolleg in Ottawa. If you have a great photo from your Humboldt experience, we want …

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Deadline for submission to the ‘Transitions’ Kolleg extended to October 15, 2018

The Humboldt Association of Canada has extended the deadline for the submission of abstracts to the Kolleg themed ‘Transitions’ to October 15, 2018.  The details of the Kolleg, which will be held at the University of Ottawa from May 9 to May 11, 2019,  can be found here.  Abstracts may be submitted here.

Humboldt Association of Canada Kolleg on ‘Transitions’: Call for papers

The Humboldt Association of Canada is now accepting abstracts for a Kolleg themed ‘Transitions’, to be held in the University of Ottawa from May 9 to May 11, 2019.  The details of the Kolleg can be found here.  The abstract submission deadline is September 15, 2018.  Abstracts may be submitted here.

Prof. Colin Chapman to receive the Konrad Adenauer Research Award

The zoologist, biologist, primate researcher and Canada Research Chair Prof. Colin A. Chapman of Mcgill University has been chosen to receive the Konrad Adenauer Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Read the news article on the Humboldt Foundation website by clicking here. Congratulations, Prof. Chapman!

DAAD alumni reception on April 23, 2018

DAAD Alumni Reception, Toronto April 23, 2018 “Taking Stock of Academic Cooperation Between Germany and Canada” The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) cordially invites DAAD alumni, current grantees, partners and friends to a reception on Monday, April 23rd from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Campbell Conference Facility, South House, The Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place, Toronto).   This event …

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Prof. Alice Kuzniar at University of Waterloo awarded the Hans-Walz prize

Prof. Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German and English at University of Waterloo was awarded the Hans-Walz Research prize by the Robert Bosch Foundation in recognition of her work on the history of homeopathy and her book, The Birth of Homeopathy Out of the Spirit of Romanticsm. Link to news article

A new book by Prof. Frank W. Stahnisch and Prof. Gül A. Russell

Prof. Frank W. Stahnisch has published a new book with Prof. Gül. A. Russell on the forced migration of neuroscientists during and after the Second World War: Stahnisch, F.W. and Russell, G.A. (eds.): “Forced Migration in the History of 20th-Century Neuroscience and Psychiatry – New Perspectives”. London, England: Routledge 2017. Description The forced migration of …

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