General Secretary of German political party CDU on visit to Ottawa
The General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU, which currently holds power in Germany) Peter Tauber, is visiting Ottawa from March 31 to April 2, 2015. Mr. Tauber is examining Canada's immigration system to determine if some of its elements could be applied to Germany. He is also taking stock of the negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU.
The Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal will only accept passport applications until June 30, 2015. After this date, applications will have to be submitted at the Consulate General in Toronto.
Mark Benkelmann is a pioneer at heart and one of his great challenges is to come up with different ways of how to provide good schooling. This mindset will serve him well as the new principal of the German International School in Toronto when it is up to him to give the directions of where the school will turn.
The Goethe-Institut Toronto travelled all over Canada and asked educators, students, employers and professionals one big question: Why should German be taught in Canadian schools? Hear their answers and share!
Stefanie Fritzenkötter, PhD student in Romance Philology (French Linguistics) at Trier University (Germany), receives the ICCS (International Council for Canadian Studies) Award “Best Doctoral Thesis in Canadian Studies” for her PhD thesis on the Acadian French variety spoken at Baie Sainte-Marie in southwestern Nova Scotia.
The German Embassy in Ottawa currently has an open position in its culture/press department starting May 1, 2015. Candidates need to be fluent in German, English and French and be authorized to work in Canada.
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