Twenty reporters from prestigious media outlets across the U.S., Canada and Germany are the newest participants in an influential exchange program for young journalists, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship. Currently an Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Berlin: Tomas Urbina, producer with CBC Radio, "free range journalist" and writer.
Arthur F. Burns Fellow Tomas Urbina
On Friday, September 26 at 3:00 pm, representatives of the DAAD Information Centre and the Goethe-Institut Montreal will give an information session for Montreal-area university students at the Goethe-Institut's offices.The DAAD Information Centre will also be in attendance at the popular Go Global Expos in both Toronto and Montreal this September.
Some words in the German language may surprise, delight or just plain perplex native English speakers. Among them: "Geisterbahnhof" – meaning "ghost train station."
CETA today, energy partners tomorrow: A chat with Germany’s ambassador
Global News reporter Leslie Young met up with Germany’s ambassador to Canada, Werner Wnendt, on August 26 in Berlin to talk about foreign affairs, CETA, trade, and energy.
The first German-UK-French Climate Diplomacy Day will be held on September 9, 2014. Events held that day in German, British and French missions in over 20 countries will highlight the importance of our climate diplomacy partnership, showcase successful climate projects, and emphasise the need for ongoing climate action.
Climate Diplomacy Day
In its first project ever in Canada, the German collective raumlaborberlin, at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut and in collaboration with the Quartier des spectacles, has created a unique public installation, the Fountain House, to take place in the heart of Montréal. Sponsored by the German Embassy and Consulates General as part of #ClimateDiploDay.
As always, the Venice and Toronto fall film festivals coincide with the first Oscar buzz: Dominik Graf’s feature film Beloved Sisters will represent Germany as the official submission for the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Beloved Sisters tells the true but little known story of a ménage-à-trois between Friedrich Schiller and the von Lengefeld sisters, a utopia on the eve of the French Revolution.
The multimedia campaign for the documentary “Liberty Train” was launched on September 1. The magazine deutschland.de is running a special blog and using social media to accompany the docu-drama about the dramatic journey of East German embassy refugees from Prague.
Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon, a Canadian-born U.S. soldier who was accidentally buried with enemy German soldiers at the close of World War II, was finally laid to rest in his hometown of Eastend, Saskatchewan on August 13, 2014.
Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon's long journey home