News From the Consulate

06 Feb 2013 9:05 PM | Deleted user
Here's some news from  the Consulate....

The Consulate General of Canada in Sydney is pleased to announce the arrival of their new Senior Trade Commissioner, Marie-Louise Hannan. Marie-Louise has worked as a trade commissioner in a variety of international assignments, including duty in Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi and Mumbai, and postings to Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States.

BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be available in Australia from March. New features include a predictive virtual keyboard, a best in class browser, a Hub which combines all messages and social media status updates in one place, and the ability to segregate personal and business communications on the one device with complete security. A fleet of new apps to be released for BlackBerry 10 include new Australian apps for Quickflix, Foxsports and Event Cinemas, providing users access to 70,000 apps in total. 

Canada Down Under is an initiative of the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney to highlight Canadian achievers in Australia. The channel on YouTube gives access to successful stories of Canadian-Australian cooperation in the areas of the arts, trade and investment, and programs such as International Experience Canada. Click here to see the latest interviews!

Canadian and Tasmanian researchers have taken a leading role in tagging and monitoring the movements of White Pointers swimming off the East Coast of Tasmania. The tracking allows researchers to pick up their movements, directions swimming, depth and the timing of their migration. Click on the arrow below to see the map of their movements. To see a great photo of this venture, click here.

According to the Paris-based OECD, Canada is predicted to be one of the world's leading economic lights over the next half a century. With an expected real GDP growth rate to average at 2.2 per cent over 50 years, Canada will lead the G7 countries on a per capita basis. Similarly, Australia is expected to experience even stronger growth rates. Both countries are rich in natural resources, have well-educated labour forces and robust financial institutions which have contributed to these predictions.

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