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30th October 2020 Belgrade, Serbia

Sian MacLeod

by Sian MacLeod

UK Ambassador to Serbia

A House in Dedinje

Diplomats move house more than most people. We move between countries every two, three or four years.  We move backwards and forwards to and from our own countries. Even within our home countries jobs in our foreign ministries may be spread across more than one city.      I have lived in six countries outside the UK.  Some of my colleagues will have […]

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21st September 2020 Belgrade, Serbia

Sian MacLeod

by Sian MacLeod

UK Ambassador to Serbia

The Online Diplomat

Sian MacLeod

I was recently asked to open a conference on communications. Because of the public health situation the conference was held virtually, that is  to say, online. It’s a dangerous thing to be an amateur opening a conference of professionals. To do so using their own medium was, to use typically British irony, ‘courageous’. I realised […]

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3rd January 2013 Toronto, Canada

The Raspberry Pi comes to Toronto

If you aren’t familiar with the Raspberry Pi, it’s a $35 computer about the size of a credit card. Designed and assembled in the UK, the RPi was conceived as an educational tool to bring “real” computer science back into schools. Rather than simply learning how to be an end-user of computer programs, students would […]

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31st May 2012 Toronto, Canada

UK Creative Industries KTN visits Toronto

SIN Canada in Toronto recently had the pleasure of a visit by Jeremy Davenport of the UK Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CI-KTN). The CI-KTN is part of the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), and represents around 6,000 companies/institutions involved in the creative sector. Jeremy was in Toronto to make connections with the creative types located […]

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15th December 2011 Toronto, Canada

SIN podcast: Dr. Paul Dyce on reproductive medicine

This is a (slightly late) report on SIN Canada’s involvement with the 15th International Conference on the Development and Function of Reproductive Organs (DFRO), held at the University of Edinburgh in September 2011. We supported the participation of Dr. Paul Dyce (University of Western Ontario) as part of our broader work in promoting UK-Canada links […]

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7th December 2011 Ottawa, Canada

SIN podcast: Dr. Adrian Bird on epigenetics

The Gairdner Awards are Canada’s foremost international awards, given to outstanding medical researchers who have made a significant contribution to the quality of human life. The 2011 recipients include Dr. Michael Hayden, Dr. Jules Hoffmann (who also won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) and Dr. Adrian Bird of the University of Edinburgh. […]

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18th November 2011 Toronto, Canada

SIN podcast: Prof. Sir David King

The recent Arthur J. Carty lecture at the University of Waterloo featured Prof. Sir David King (Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government from 2000 to 2008 and current Director of the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment; pictured left). Prof. King gave an unchallengeable talk on the importance of good science advice in government, […]

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14th June 2011 Ottawa, Canada

SIN podcast: Paolo Marcazzan talks fuel cells with Gregory Offer

Our Science and Innovation Officer at the British Consulate-General in Vancouver, Paolo Marcazzan, recently attended the 2011 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells International Conference, coordinated a research visit and interviewed Dr. Gregory Offer of Imperial College London. You can listen to the podcast below, and click [Read More] to read what Paolo had to say about […]

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