Last October, when Montreal-based ERA Environmental Consulting (www.era-environmental.com) won its contract to supply environmental management software to Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Operations’ new factory facility, it was a real breakthrough for the company with a North Carolina branch.
On May 2nd and 3rd, the Québec government, together with the government of Ontario, presented the first Canada-EU Innovation Forum. This high-profile event took place in Montréal at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and served as a catalyst for greater co-operation between Canada and the European Union in the matters of research and innovation.
Québec and hydroelectricity as a renewable energy were both in the spotlight during the recent conference on the Canada/U.S. energy relationship, held at Duke University (NC), April 12th and 13th. Ginette Chenard, the Québec Government delegate in Atlanta, participated in the conference along with Thierry Vandal, CEO of Hydro-Québec, who was among the guest speakers.
On April the 7th, Québec Premier Jean Charest, accompanied by Nathalie Normandeau, Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife; Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Pierre Arcand, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks; and Sam Hamad, Minister of Transport, unveiled Québec's first Action Plan for Electric Vehicles.
Spring is here, so now is the perfect time to make your summer plans. Québec’s universities offer many summer programs, in French or English, which cover a variety of topics. This is a great opportunity to spend the summer exploring a new culture and learning about something that you enjoy. Below is an overview of summer programs being offered at Québec universities. To find out more about each program, follow the links found here.
Christine Saint-Pierre, Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, visited Austin, Texas on March 18 and 19 in order to support the delegation from Québec that participated in the South by Southwest festival.
Firm order for 50 Global jets and options for an additional 70 aircraft.
Order encompasses all members of the Global aircraft family, including the Global 5000, Global Express XRS, Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets.
Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels company, was named one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2011 by Fast Company Magazine, in a list that includes Apple, Twitter and Google.
“To create the Most Innovative Companies list, Fast Company’s editorial team analyzed information on thousands of businesses across the globe,” said Robert Safian, Fast Company’s Editor. “The result is a package unlike that of any other business media. It’s not just about revenue growth and profit margins. We strive to identify creative models and progressive cultures in order to define the many forms of innovation that exist across the business landscape.”
From March 11 to 20, 2011, Québec will send its musicians, filmmakers and interactive multimedia artists into orbit at the 25th South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. This is a first for Québec. The Québec Government Office in Atlanta is spearheading this initiative together with the Québec Ministry of Culture, the Ministry if International relations and other partners.