Future Swiss Leaders Visit with Garaventa Lift in Surrey

Garaventa (Canada) Ltd, winner of the Surrey International Trade Award 2010, welcomed 19 business students from Switzerland and Canada to talk about leadership in the context of globalization.

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Swiss Artist John Armleder Exhibits at Emily Carr University

The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present John Armleder and Ecart, curated by Lionel Bovier. The exhibition focuses on Swiss artist John Armleder’s early Fluxus-related works with Ecart, a group Armleder founded in the late 1960s.

When: September 15 to October 21, 2012
Where: Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver

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Immigrant Postsecondary Education: A Comparison of Canada and Switzerland

The article in the Economic Insights series examines differences in postsecondary-participation rates between students with and without immigrant backgrounds in Canada and Switzerland.

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Simulcast, August 11, 2012: How Swiss Train Invention Propelled Travel, Commerce and Freedom

Join this celebration of Swiss Train Technology in the USA, Switzerland or at any of the listed word wide train museums and see a simultaneous virtual tour of 20 full size and model trains.

Event Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Time:  9 AM Eastern Time (USA/CAN) – 3 PM Swiss Time

To get more background information on Swiss Train Technology and about the event, please copy the following link into your browser, WAIT, open, and read:

Solar Plane Completes Maiden Intercontinental Trip

Bertrand Piccard’s solar energy plane landed in Morocco on Tuesday, completing the world’s first intercontinental flight powered by the sun to show the potential for pollution-free air travel.

For more information about the Swiss pilot, known for being the first to complete a non-stop balloon flight around the globe, click here

May 26, 2012: EuroFest BC Society, Swangard Stadium

The EuroFest BC is an excellent occasion for European-Canadians to preserve and showcase their unique customs, traditions, cuisine and heritage.

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Excellent Canada-Switzerland Relations

Canada and Switzerland enjoy excellent bilateral relations and have much in common including federalism and plurilingualism.
More than 35,000 Swiss citizens live in Canada today, 24,000 of whom also hold Canadian citizenship; they make up the fifth-largest Swiss community abroad.

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Swiss Success at the WorldMUN in Vancouver

In March 2012, a group of students of the ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, University of Zurich, University of St.Gallen and the University of Bern attended the 21st session of the World Model United Nations in Vancouver, Canada. The Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce (BC & AB) had the pleasure to invite a delegation to the SWISS Pavilion during GLOBE 2012.

We would like to congratulate the following students who were rewarded for their remarkable achievements:

  • ETH MUN:
    • Edouard de Watteville, Special Summit on Water
    • Julian Diederichs and Nicolas Posé, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Vince Moens and Samuel Siegfried, Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)
  • MUN Team University of Zurich:
    • Nicolas Zahn, World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • St Gallen MUN:
    • Davide Maggiano, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    • Océane Dayer, Special Summit on Water

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Fraser Valley Business Showcase

This is not a SCCC event but it might be something for you.


Tickets for Fraser Valley Business Showcase


Date: April 11, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Event Description: You are invited to attend The Fraser Valley’s most inclusive networking event of the year! (Twitter tag: #FVBizShow)

  • Meet hundreds of people from all over the Valley for the opportunity to expand your network.
  • 200 booths and more than 1,000 people attending.
  • Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

No cost to attend, just register for your complimentary tickets and bring $5 for parking.
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March 13, 2012: Organic Waste-to-Energy Discussion Event

In conjunction with GLOBE 2012, we’re organizing an interesting discussion event on Organic Waste-to-Energy with three Swiss experts.

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2011• 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where: Deloitte Learning Centre, 26th Floor, 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

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