Professor Robert Schloegl is the Humboldt Foundation’s new president

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has a new president – Prof. Robert Schloegl. A chemist and an expert of energy systems, Prof. Schloegl emphasised at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities that the Humboldt Network plays an important role as a driver of innovation and a bridge-builder across cultures and nations. Please read the full news here.

2023 Konrad Adenauer Research Award goes to Jennifer Evans

The Humboldt Foundation’s Konrad Adenauer Research Award winner for 2023 is Prof. Jennifer Evans from Carlton University, Ottawa. The press excerpt is here.

Prof. Evans has been a Full Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa since 2017. She examines the relationships between queer and transgender persons, the state and societal notions of community, on the basis of cultural and social theories. Prof. Evans’ webpage is here.

Congratulations, Prof. Evans!

Canadian Chemist to receive 2022 Konrad Adenauer Research Award

Professor Andrei K. Yudin, professor of chemistry and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto,  is the recipient of the Konrad Adenauer Research Award 2022!
Congratulations, Prof. Andrei Yudin!
Also discussed are German-Canadian scientific relations that are to be further strengthened through the partnership between the Humboldt Foundation, the Humboldt Association of Canada and the University of Alberta. Take a look!

Prof. Frank Stahnisch receives the Jason A. Hannah medal!

Prof. Frank. W. Stahnisch at the University of Calgary has been awarded the Jason A. Hannah Medal in the  History of Medicine by the Royal Society of Canada for his recent book “A New Field in Mind”.  Please see the news item here:
Congratulations, Prof. Stahnisch!

Launch of the German-Canadian Herzberg network and talk by Prof. Dr. Markus Rex

Celebrating the 50 years anniversary of #Canada & #Germany’s scientific partnership, the German Embassy is extending its commitment to furthering innovation through the Herzberg Network.  

Join the network on LinkedIn at the following Group Link.

The Herzberg Network is an online community and resource hub for researchers, academics, research institutions, industry members, and innovators in Canada & Germany. By facilitating German and Canadian networking opportunities and providing a platform for sharing critical information & resources, we aim to support members’ development within their fields of study and industries across disciplines.

The Herzberg Network is named after the German-Canadian Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Gerhard Herzberg, a physicist and chemist, renowned also for his impact on science policy, education and collaborative exchange.
The group will allow you to:
– promote events among a target network of professionals with interest & expertise in German-Canadian research and innovation
– share your research news and other information on bilateral opportunities including job postings, funding, and news
– connect with the German-Canadian researchers, academics, research institutions, industry members, and innovators

To learn more about the Herzberg network, please reach out at the following email address:

Marking the launch of the German-Canadian Herzberg network is a talk by Prof. Dr. Markus Rex, titled ‘Frozen into the Arctic:  the MOSAiC Mission 2020 and first results‘.  Prof. Dr. Rex will report on the experiences and scientific findings during the largest Arctic expedition to date.  Gavin Fitch, President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society  and Sabine Sparwasser, German Ambassador to Canada, will give the opening remarks.  

The webinar will happen on Monday, September 13th, 2021 at 11:00 am ET (5:00 pm CET).

Register for the webinar here.

The flyer for the talk can be found here.


Invitation to Alumni Event with Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser / Invitation à l’événement des anciens élèves avec l’ambassadrice Sabine Sparwasser



 “Way to Go: 50 Years of German-Canadian Cooperation in Science and Technology”

with German Ambassador to Canada, Sabine Sparwasser

The DAAD Alumni Association Canada and the Humboldt Association of Canada are pleased to invite their alumni to taken part in an online event with Her Excellency Sabine Sparwasser, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada, on Tuesday, September 14th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm EST.

Join us to reflect with Ambassador Sparwasser on the 50th anniversary of the German-Canadian Science and Technology Agreement, the relationship between our two countries in these areas, what has been achieved and how this collaboration is evolving. After words from Ambassador Sparwasser, she will take part in a discussion of the event theme with attendees.

This event will take place in English.

To receive the event link, we ask you to register online clicking here.

We look forward to having you with us for what promises to be an engaging and memorable event.


DAAD Alumni Association Canada


Humboldt Association of Canada


«50 ans de coopération germano-canadienne en science et technologie»

avec l’ambassadrice d’Allemagne au Canada, Sabine Sparwasser

L’Association des anciens élèves du DAAD du Canada et l’Association Humboldt du Canada ont le plaisir d’inviter leurs anciens élèves à participer à un événement en ligne avec Son Excellence Sabine Sparwasser, ambassadrice de la République fédérale d’Allemagne au Canada, le mardi 14 septembre de 17 h 30 à 18 h 30 HNE.

Joignez-vous à nous pour réfléchir avec l’ambassadrice Sparwasser au 50e anniversaire de l’accord germano-canadien sur la science et la technologie, à la relation entre nos deux pays dans ces domaines, à ce qui a été réalisé et à l’évolution de cette collaboration. Après son discours, l’ambassadrice Sparwasser participera à une discussion sur le thème de l’événement avec les participants. 

Cet événement se déroulera en anglais.

Pour recevoir le lien de l’événement, nous vous demandons de vous inscrire ici.

Nous nous réjouissons de vous compter parmi nous pour cet événement qui promet d’être passionnant et mémorable.


Association des anciens du DAAD Canada


Association Humboldt du Canada


Photo © Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany

2021 Konrad Adenauer Research Award to Prof. Adele Reinhartz!

Congratulations to Adele Reinhartz who is professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa on being selected for this prestigious award!   Please see the full announcement here.




Prof. Misak appointed interim director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

We are happy to learn that fellow Humboldtian Prof. Cheryl Misak, University Professor, Professor in the department of Philosophy,  is now the interim director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.  Check out the news here.

Congratulations, Prof. Misak!

Congratulations to Prof. Frank Stahnisch for publishing a new book!

We  are glad to share that Prof. Frank Stahnisch of University of Calgary has recently published another book titled ‘Psychiatry and the Legacies of Eugenics Historical Studies of Alberta and Beyond’.  Please click the picture below to get a link to the  book.

[book cover] Psychiatry and the Legacy of Eugenics

Congratulations, Prof. Stahnisch!

Congratulations to Prof. Frank Stahnisch for publishing two books!

We are happy to convey that Prof. Frank Stahnisch of University of Calgary has recently published two new books.  The links to the two books can be found by clicking the images below.

In the first book, titled ‘In A New Field’, Prof. Stahnisch documents and analyzes the antecedents of the modern neurosciences as an interdisciplinary field. Through case studies and collective biographies, Stahnisch investigates how the evolving relationships between various medical disciplines created new epistemological and social contexts for brain research. He also shows how changing political conditions in Central Europe affected the development of the neurosciences, ultimately leading to the expulsion of many physicians and researchers under the Nazi regime and their migration to North America.

Prof. Stahnisch’s second book, ‘Bedside and Community’, is the inside story of fifty years of health care and health research at the University of Calgary. Drawing on the first-person accounts of researchers, administrators, faculty, and students along with archival research, and faculty histories, this collection celebrates the many significant contributions the University of Calgary has made to the health of Albertans.

Prof. Stahnisch currently holds the AMF/Hannah  Professorship  in  the  History  of  Medicine  and  Health  Care  in  the  rank  of  a Full Professor, with  joint  appointment  in  the  Department  of  Community  Health  Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, and the Department of History, Faculty of Arts.  The URL for his webpage is

Congratulations, Prof. Stahnisch!