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.
Sandra Phillips - The Future of Shared Mobility
Do you prefer to drive your own car, ride your bike or are you an avid public transport user? Has your mode of transportation changed since the pandemic started?
In today’s episode, Sandra Phillips, founder of movmi, an agency specialized in Shared Mobility Architecture, talks about how she set up car sharing services in Vancouver, Calgary and the Middle East, how the use of transport has changed during the pandemic and the future of mobility.
Swiss Guides in the Rocky Mountains
If you are an avid climber, skier or mountain enthusiast in Canada, you have probably followed in the footprints of the Swiss Mountain Guides! In today’s episode, Dr. Ilona Shulman Spaar will take us back to 130 years ago, when the first Swiss Guides arrived in the Rocky Mountains. Hear how they shaped Canada’s mountain culture that is so famous today.
If you wish to receive access to the documentary film "Swiss Guides in the Canadian Rockies - Beyond Adventure" or the catalogue by Dr. Ilona Shulman Spaar, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pascal Prinz - Switzerland Tourism
In today’s episode, hear from tourism expert Pascal Prinz what Canadian travelers are looking for when they go to Switzerland and how you can discover the country by way of “Swisstainable Travel” now that pandemic-related travel restrictions have been lifted.
Please note that the travel requirements mentioned in the podcast can change, so we urge you to consult the most up-to-date entry requirements to Switzerland on our
In French: https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/canada/fr/home/representations/ambassade-a-ottawa.html
Dr. Martin Raillard - Arctic adventurer
Science and Adventures in Canada’s North
Our new podcast episode with Dr. Martin Raillard, the Scientific Director for the Arctic at Parks Canada, presents fascinating adventure stories, a dramatic encounter with a muskox and lessons for successful research in the Canadian Arctic. The conversation with the Swiss scientist delineates his fascination with Canada’s North and puts a spotlight on trends in Arctic research.
Nathalie Richard - Rally co-driver
For the next 20 minutes, listen to the story of Nathalie Richard, one of the most successful Canadian rally competitors in history! Inducted to the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame, Nathalie Richard has had an amazing career. Discover her exceptional path and follow her into her passion!
Virginie Egger - Illustratrice suisse au Canada
Au cours des 20 prochaines minutes, vous entendrez le fabuleux récit de Virginie Egger, illustratrice suisse au Canada !
Avec sa technique unique de collage de photos découpées fusionnées à la peinture et à l'encre, Virginie Egger, illustratrice de renom fascinée par la diversité humaine, a fait sa place au Canada. A travers ses dessin, elle exprime la multiplicité des cultures, des formes et des couleurs. Elle aborde les sujets les plus divers avec des idées originales et des compositions fortes, assaisonnées d'humour ! À la fin de votre écoute vous vous surprendrez sans doute même à voir l’illustration sous un angle nouveau.
Great podcast. Wish there were more episodes !