Québec’s educational institutions have carved out an enviable position in the worldwide rankings. In all, there are 17 universities – 14 French and 3 English – which provide over 1,400 different masters and doctoral programs, in addition to undergraduate programs.
The Government of Québec has announced last week the adoption of the Regulation Amending the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission (GHG) allowances. The amendment is aimed at harmonizing Québec’s system with California’s as well as with those of future partners. Its adoption now makes it possible to link the Québec and California systems.
The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles hosted an evening "Diplomacy and Cirque du Soleil" with more than 60 representatives of the Los Angeles Consular Press Organization on Friday, December 7. All participants had the opportunity to see IRIS, a “Journey through the World of Cinema”, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Taking place in San Francisco January 20-22, 2013, the Winter Fancy Food Show is the West Coast's largest specialty food and beverage event. This year 9 Quebec companies will be present with products from chocolate to aged vinegar to fresh and frozen pasta. Let’s hope to see more Quebec products on the shelf soon in the western U.S!
Quebec has shone in Los Angeles during the American Film Market (AFM) and the American Film Institute Festival (AFI FEST), which both took place in the World capital of cinema, from October 31, to November 8, 2012.
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology comes to Discovery Science Center October 12, 2012 through April 21, 2013! It is a production of X3 Production, a Québec company, in partnership with Lucas Film and National Geographic.
Téléfilm Canada, which chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection, has announced that the feature film War Witch, directed by Quebec Filmmaker Kim Nguyen, has been selected to represent Canada in the nomination race for the category of Best foreign Language Film, as part of the 85th edition of the annual Academy Awards ceremony, which will take place in Hollywood on February 24, 2013.
With nearly 50 exhibiting vendors and hundreds of senior company representatives in attendance, Québec boasted one of the largest international delegations at MINExpo 2012. The world’s largest mining trade show, held every four years, took place in Las Vegas September 24 – 26.
H2O Innovation announced that it was recently awarded $6.5 million in new contracts. These new contracts will see H2O Innovation provide custom-built water treatment systems to industrial and municipal end-users in the United States and Canada.
Québec will be well represented at the American Film Market, which runs from November 1 to 8, in Santa Monica, California. Many Quebec companies in the industry will accompany the Québec Film and Television Council, which organizes an annual trade mission during this event.
The Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles will partner a networking event to mark the relaunch of the Canadian Studies Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on November 7. On this occasion, Andrew Weaver from the University of Victoria will give a lecture on global warming.
Ivanhoé Cambridge has reached a milestone in its growth in Silicon Valley, California, with new investments of C$234 million that have propelled its total rental housing inventory owned in that market to nearly 2,300 units. Jointly with Shea Properties, the Quebec-based company is poised to build a high-end complex in the Valley. Ivanhoé Cambridge has also recently acquired Kimberly Woods, another multiresidential complex.
Did you know that today some 33 million francophones and francophiles are living in the Americas? To celebrate these communities, the 4th edition of "@nime ta francophonie" contest has been launched and it is for all teachers and professors who wish to implement an educational project in French!
The Parti québécois headed by Pauline Marois will form the next Government of Québec after receiving 31.94% of the popular vote. Ms. Marois will be the first woman Premier of Québec. Her party will form a minority government after winning in 54 of Québec’s 125 ridings.