38 episodes

Welcome to the podcast "From the Alps to the Rockies". The broadcasts will feature speakers from Switzerland and Canada, who will discuss various aspects of collaboration from the Swiss Alps to the Canadian Rockies. Episodes will focus on immigration stories, innovation, diplomacy and scientific collaboration. The podcast is presented by the Swiss Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulates General in Montreal and Vancouver.

From the Alps to the Rockies Swiss Representations in Canada

    • Society & Culture
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Welcome to the podcast "From the Alps to the Rockies". The broadcasts will feature speakers from Switzerland and Canada, who will discuss various aspects of collaboration from the Swiss Alps to the Canadian Rockies. Episodes will focus on immigration stories, innovation, diplomacy and scientific collaboration. The podcast is presented by the Swiss Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulates General in Montreal and Vancouver.

    Dr. Elena Baranova - Electrochemical engineer

    Dr. Elena Baranova - Electrochemical engineer

    SPECIAL SERIES: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS FOR WOMEN IN STEM
     On the occasion of Women's history month, we asked ourselves: how can we break down barriers for women in STEM? For the second episode of the special series, we met with Dr. Elena Baranova, Electrochemical engineer and Professor at the University of Ottawa. Discussing her time studying and working in Switzerland and Canada, Dr. Baranova shares what led her to choose the field of electrochemical engineering, great initiatives she encountered as well as what in her view, is needed to further break down barriers for women in STEM.

    • 19 min
    Dr. Maria Oreshenko - Astrophysicist

    Dr. Maria Oreshenko - Astrophysicist

    SPECIAL SERIES: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS FOR WOMEN IN STEM
    On the occasion of Women's history month, we asked ourselves: how can we break down barriers for women in STEM? For the first episode of the special series, we are joined by Dr. Maria Oreshenko, astrophysicist at the ETH Zurich. From mentorship programs to shifts in societal attitudes, we discuss positive strategies and the essential societal changes needed to achieve greater representation for women in STEM.

    • 20 min
    Bernadette Calonego - Correspondent & Writer

    Bernadette Calonego - Correspondent & Writer

    Join us on an adventurous journey with international correspondent and crime writer Bernadette Calonego. On duty as a correspondent, Bernadette has visited places that very few Canadians have seen, including a diamond mine or a trip to the Arctic on an icebreaker. Today, she devotes most of her time to writing thrilling murder mysteries that will send a chill down your spine!   
    BOOK DRAW
    Bernadette is giving away a copy of her new novel "Missing in the Dark". In order to enter the draw, send us an email to vancouver.facebook@eda.admin.ch by March 17. Only the winner will be contacted.

    Find out more about the author here: www.BernadetteCalonego.com

    • 21 min
    Thomas Puschmann - The Future of Fintech

    Thomas Puschmann - The Future of Fintech

    Let’s take a look into the future! The one where robo-advisors negotiate your mortgage or insurance, to get you the best possible financial product and save you a trip to the bank.

    Join Professor Thomas Puschmann, the founder of one of the world's first fintech innovation research labs at the University of Zurich, and the Adjunct Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, for a conversation about financial industry trends.

    In this podcast, he will give you the scoop on sustainable finance, key technological innovations impacting financial institutions, and provide you with a personal recommendation on simple ways to reduce your daily carbon footprint.

    • 25 min
    Sonja Müller & Teresa Hunkeler - TourBird a walking adventure in the city

    Sonja Müller & Teresa Hunkeler - TourBird a walking adventure in the city

    Join Teresa Hunkeler and Sonja Müller, co-founders of TourBird, a company which, through their website, offers self-guided digital audio tours online or offline, accessible on cell phones, without having to download an app.
    In this 15 minutes podcast, they'll let you in on the secrets behind their innovative, multilingual tours. They'll also give you the scoop on upcoming tours, and show you that even in winter, getting out and about can be a source of discovery, while remaining invigorating and good for your health!
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    TourBird, une aventure citadine à pied!
    Retrouvez Teresa Hunkeler et Sonja Müller, cofondatrices de TourBird, une entreprise qui, par le biais de leur site internet, propose des visites numériques autoguidées sonores en ligne ou hors ligne, accessibles sur téléphone portable, sans avoir à télécharger d’application.
    Dans ce podcast de 15 minutes en anglais, elles vous livreront les secrets de leur entreprise qui propose des tours novateurs et multilingues. Elles vous offriront également, en primeur, les détails des promenades à venir et vous feront découvrir que même en hiver les sorties peuvent s’avérer source de découvertes, tout en restant revigorantes et bonne pour la santé!
     
    #FromtheAlpstotheRockies

    • 14 min
    Janyce Michellod - Dance Improvisation

    Janyce Michellod - Dance Improvisation

    "The new generation of dancers wants something else. They don't want these power games anymore," says Janyce Michellod, Swiss dancer and choreographer. Janyce is a pioneer in the area of ethics in improvisational dance. She has introduced a collective approach, where everyone contributes equally to the creative process instead of following a leader.  We have interviewed Janyce Michellod during her research and teaching visit in Vancouver in September 2023.

    Curious to see what her dance style looks like? Visit Janyce Michellod on Instagram. 

    • 23 min

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