German Consulate General Vancouver
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Welcome to the official representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in Western Canada.
Our consular district covers British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, as well as Northwest Territories and Yukon.
The Vancouver Bach Festival ended last Friday, August 11 with a magnificent performance of Bach’s St. John Passion. Around 1200 spectators followed the concert by the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and the Vancouver Cantata Singers at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The Orchestra and Choir, as well as a cast of international solo singers were led by the award-winning German conductor Alexander Weimann.
St. John Passion
Between mid-March and End of July, the Consulate General Vancouver was supported by the intern Josephine Neumann. We are very thankful for her active support and the interview she gave us at the end of her internship.
The Province of British Columbia is facing one of the worst wildfire seasons in more than a decade. B.C. has declared a provincial state of emergency to ensure a co-ordinated response to the current wildfire situation and to ensure public safety.
In September 2016, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Canadian University of British Columbia (UBC) launched the collaboration initiative DLR@UBC. Started with 10 researchers, today more than 30 German and Canadian scientists work on innovations all around materials and structures for sustainable mobility, especially for aeronautics and ground transportation.
The German Consul General Josef Beck as well as the employees of the German Consulate General of Vancouver received with heavy hearts the news of the passing of the Honorable Grace McCarthy.
On May 10 crime fiction writer Bernadette Calonego read from her new mystery novel “Die Fremde auf dem Eis” at the Alpen Club, Vancouver.
From May 25 to 27 about 250 singers from 8 German choirs coming from British Columbia, Washington State and from Oregon gathered in Kelowna in the beautiful Okanagan Valley for the 41. North Pacific Song Festival.
On May 2 the German company K+S celebrated production start of the Legacy Mine close to Saskatchewan’s capital city Regina. The Legacy Mine is with 4.1 billion CAD the biggest German investment in Canada. Germany was represented by Ambassador Werner Wnendt and Consul General Josef Beck.
On Sunday, April 9 Max Raabe and his 12-piece big band known as the Palast Orchester brought the sounds of the ‘20s and ‘30s to UBC’s Chan Centre and impressed their Vancouver audience comprised of over 1200 people.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and The University of British Columbia (UBC) started on September 2016 an important cooperation on Materials and structures for global mobility.
DLR @ UBC
On Thursday, March 30 LUMAS Gallery and the German Consulate General partnered in a well-attended exhibition opening with many different German photographers on display.
The German Consul General to western Canada, Josef Beck, introduced at a reception in Saskatoon on March 8 the new Honorary Consul of Germany to Saskatchewan Dr. Michael Oelck. Mr. Oelck will have his office running around mid-April.
New Honorary Consul
On February 20 UBC Okanagan in Kelowna hosted a lecture on “The respective Roles of the Supreme Courts of Canada and the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany”.
Roles of the Supreme Courts
On February 16 Dominic LeBlanc, Federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the establishment of the new Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area to safeguard the globally unique and important aquatic environment that provides key habitats for marine wildlife.
New Marine Protected Area
On November 16, 2016 in Vancouver a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the German Technical University Darmstadt and Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics TRIUMF.
Cooperation between TU Darmstadt and TRIUMF
On April 8 the German-Canadian Benevolent Society of BC presented its new redevelopment project to build a larger German-Canadian Care Home on the existing premises at 2010 Harrison Drive (Expected Opening 2020/21).
German-Canadian Care Home
On November 14 and 15, 2016 the first Canadian German Conference on Smart Cities took place in Vancouver with the participation of eight German SME from the fields of renewable energies and green technologies, energy efficiency and green building, and transport and transport logistics. The particular importance of cities stems from the fact that they contribute about 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions.
First Canadian German Conference on Smart Cities
The UBC Institute for European Studies and the German Consulate General presented the conference "Managing Decarbonization: The Cases of Canada and Germany” on October 27th and 28th. Among the main speakers were Fazil Mihlar, Deputy Minister of BC's Ministry of Environment, the Member of the German Parliament and former Federal Minister for the Environment, Jürgen Trittin and Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation.
On September 19, 2016, the University of British Columbia celebrated its first partnership milestone with DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, with the opening of the DLR@UBC office on the University’s Point Grey Campus. The office will provide a physical base for the partnership and enhance the experience of visiting academics and exchange students from DLR, as they participate in joint projects with UBC researchers and industrial collaborators in Western Canada.
Launch of DLR@UBC