We hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful summer, which after some much needed rain will hopefully continue to grace us a little bit longer!
In September, we look forward to the arrival of a distinguished delegation from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Vancouver. DLR has long-standing excellent collaborations with research institutions across Canada, including here at UBC, where German and Canadian scientists work together on exciting cutting-edge research projects. Germany and Canada are strong partners in science, business and diplomacy, and the extension of the Global Innovation Clusters until 2028 offers great potential for further cooperation between our two countries.
In the spirit of collaboration and innovation, we are pleased to highlight the Telus Pollinator Fund's investment in Germany's Dryad Networks. Their pioneering work in deploying large-scale IoT networks and sensors has led to ultra-early wildfire detection. By identifying fires at their smoldering phase, these advancements significantly mitigate the risk of fires spiraling out of control. This contribution is becoming increasingly important in view of the challenges we are facing more and more frequently.
We are also looking forward to the upcoming concert of the talented young German singer-songwriter Ami Warning organized by the Goethe Institute. Her concert will take place after German Day at UBC, where high school students and graduates can find out about studying German, scholarships and many other German topics.
We hope to see you there, and in the meantime, we wish you a wonderful Indian summer!
With warm regards,