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Canadian Expat Network NewsMay 1st, 2012
2 Million Participate at Terry Fox Runs in Cuba
Terry Fox Run in Cuba

                         Photo credit: The Havana Times 

It's amazing to see how the Terry Fox legacy continues to have an impact on multiple generations as well as multiple countries around the world. One of the great supporters of the Terry Run Fox is Cuba. In March, Cuba had it's 15th Terry Fox Run and the tally for the number was recently released by the Terry Fox Foundation. The numbers are incredible, 2,226,883 participants at 6,031 run sites across the country.

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36th All Canadian University Event in Washington, DC Hosted by the University of Toronto
A great event with representation from Canadian Universities across Canada. Next year's event will be hosted by Concordia University. 

The High Point Market has 10 Million Square Feet of Showspace, more than 2,000 exhibitors and 80,000 attendees each year. 

I remember exactly where I was during the last game of the Canada-Russia series in 1972. I was attending University of Guelph as an undergrad at the time. One of my professors (definitely not a hockey fan) insisted on the completion of a science lab the afternoon of the game.

Featured Event: 2012 SEUS-CP Event in Myrtle Beach, SC 

The 5th Annual SEUS-CP conference will take place in Myrtle Beach on May 20-22, 2012 for over 300 Canadian and U.S. business and government leaders. These conferences are a great opportunity to build linkages with key international leaders.

Why Work With an Investment Advisor in Lieu of a Broker-Dealer? 

Hiring the right personnel and firm is one of the most important financial decisions that one can make. The difference between a broker-dealer and a registered investment advisor (RIA) is often discussed but frequently misunderstood. What services are provided and how is compensation structured?

The Politics of Gas Prices 
History has shown us that US presidential election cycles too often become fixated on a single issue or phrase that defines the election. In the 1980 election it was Reagan's "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" and in 1992 the Clinton campaign was able to define the election around the phrase "It's the economy stupid." In the current election, one of the hot button issues seems to be the price of gasoline.

UVIC President Part of Unprecedented Mission to Brazil
University of Victoria President David Turpin joins 30 other Canadian university presidents along with Canada's Governor General David Johnston on an unprecedented higher education mission to Brazil, April 25-May 2, 2012.

University of Regina signs agreement with North China Electric Power University
The University of Regina today announced a new agreement with North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) in Beijing, China, to establish the China-Canada Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability Research (China-Canada IEESR). Through this partnership, the two Universities will work together to establish joint research programs, faculty and student exchanges in the fields of energy, environment, climate change and social adaptation, and pollution reduction for power industries

SFU Pipe Band ready to roll into New York City
The six-time world champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band is primed to play at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts this week (May 4)


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