Photo: Arild Lyssand  .Photo: Arild Lyssand

Canada will host the 9th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting on April 24 and 25 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities on common Arctic issues.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende and UN Special Envoy for Education, Gordon Brown at a meeting on Global Education April, 2014 . 
Photo: Ragna Fjeld/UD.

Norway invites government leaders from 40 countries to a global high-level conference for education on 6-7 July. The Oslo Summit on Education for Development is organized by the Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the UN special envoy for education, Gordon Brown.

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The ultra-modern Student Learning Centre at Ryerson University in Toronto officially opened on March 31 2015. This the second of three major projects by Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta in Canada. Last September, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queens University opened in Kingston, and the construction of Calgary’s state-of-the art public library is underway and will open in...

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The Norwegian Embassy and the Museum of Nature successfully hosted a free public talk at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa Wednesday, March 25th.

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Norway, Sweden and Finland came together at PDAC’s annual mining convention March 1-4 in Toronto this year. The embassies, trade offices and geological surveys from all three countries hosted a “Nordic Mining Day” together.

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The Nordic Council of Ministers, the Government of Quebec and the University of Laval together organized the International Symposium on Northern Development in Quebec City on 25 – 27 February. The Symposium was opened by Secretary General Dagfinn Høybråten, Premier of Quebec Phillipe Couillard and the Rector of the University of Laval, Denis Briere.

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World-renowned percussionist and ice-musician Terje Isungset creates music on instruments carved from ice. He has toured extensively with his breathtaking show, bringing the cool sound of the North to all corners of the world.

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Photo: Fram Museum.

The exhibition "Cold Recall - Roald Amundsen’s reflections from the Northwest Passage" is currently on display at the MacOudrum Library - Main Floor, Carleton University. Due to popular demand, it has been extened until Sunday April 12th 2015 - Don't miss it!

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2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the UN Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The Norwegian government as a result launched a new National Action Plan for the period 2015-18 on February 16th to promote the mandate to incorporate women into conflict prevention and peacebuilding processes.

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The Norwegian government announced on February 4th new ambitious goals for climate emission cuts. Norway will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent compared by 2030 to the 1990 level, and will align itself with the EU’s new climate policy framework.

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