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Nutrition is something that’s intimately connected to the stability of our world

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Nutrition is something that’s intimately connected to the stability of our world

Joel Spicer is a global health leader who has led initiatives and partnerships in nutrition, maternal and child health, TB, HIV, innovative finance and resource mobilization. Over his career, he has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency, UNICEF, the WHO, Stop TB Partnership and the World Bank. He attended the Harvard School of Public […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2020

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2020

                                           

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New Arrivals – Fall 2020

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2020

Larbi El Hadj Ali Ambassador of Algeria Ambassador El Hadj Ali is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry in 1983 Prior to arriving in Canada, he held several senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Since 2013, he has been adviser tp the foreign minister. From 2008 to 2013, he was deputy […]

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COVID disrupts fight against TB

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID disrupts fight against TB

6.3 million people will develop TB by 2025 due to COVID-related diversions of health-care services; another 1.4 million will die. Editor’s note: The TB/COVID-19 Civil Society Organizations working group wrote a report titled The Impact of COVID-19 on the TB epidemic: A community perspective. We excerpt the executive summary and key findings here. Tuberculosis is […]

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Addressing a problem head-on

| October 31, 2020 | 1 Comment
Addressing a problem head-on

Two diplomatic spouses in Ottawa have been busy making masks since COVID-19 hit in March. “I was doing some research and the more I read, the scarier it was,” says Inara Eihenbauma, wife of Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums, about the pandemic. “Then I started asking what one could do. I decided I could make face […]

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Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

Before joining the Business Council of Canada in 2018, Goldy Hyder was president and CEO of Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada, a communications firm. Prior to that, he was director of policy for former prime minister Joe Clark. A regular commentator in the Canadian media, he hosts the Speaking of Business podcast, which invites innovators, […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2020

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2020

                                                                  CORRECTION In the April issue, an editing error caused a mistake in a name. On page 87, photo No. 1 included Arian […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2020

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2020

Chang Keung Ryong Ambassador of Korea Ambassador Chang comes to diplomacy from academia — and this is not his first stint in Canada. He studied political science and diplomacy at Kyunghee University in Seoul and then did a master’s in international relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey before coming to McGill University in […]

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Europeans do a good turn during COVID lockdown

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Europeans do a good turn during COVID lockdown

In an effort to highlight their unity and solidarity with European values, several of the embassies from EU member states, along with the EU delegation, volunteered for Food for Thought on Europe Day. “Europe Day is on May 9,” Brice de Schietere said in a statement about the event. “It had to be different this […]

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COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

Mona Nemer is the chief science adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as to the minister of science and cabinet. She’s charged with ensuring that science factors into policy decisions and that government science is available to the public. Prior to taking on this role in 2017, after Canada had been without a […]

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