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Letter from the President

 

Welcome to CIC Winnipeg Branch, Manitoba’s forum to discuss international issues and Canada’s place in the world. We are an active and energetic organization that brings together Manitobans from the academic, business, media, diplomatic and political communities who have an interest in global events and want to contribute to the discussion of Canada’s foreign policy.

Since Manitoba’s earliest days, our province has attracted immigrants from around the world who maintain an interest in their countries of origin while identifying as Canadians and Manitobans. This rich diversity has resulted in a strong tradition of discussing important events of the day with our fellow Manitobans, who bring a great deal of international expertise and experience to the conversation.  Our branch continues in this rich tradition of dialogue about world affairs and Canada’s role as a global citizen.

Led by our popular “Politics at the Pub” series, our branch hosts a series of events throughout the year. These events, led by subject experts, give Manitobans the opportunity to discuss important world events.  We encourage you to join us in the discussion of topics such as the security situation in the Middle East and the rise of ISIS, the situation in Ukraine, Canada’s record of promoting itself as a destination for foreign students, and much more. Stay tuned to this page for coming events, or email us at Winnipeg@opencanada.org to receive email notification of future events.  I look forward to seeing you at some of the exciting events that we have planned for the 2014-15 season.

Sincerely,
Brad Kirbyson
President, CIC-Winnipeg Branch

 

About

The Winnipeg Branch was originally formed as a Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) from three local groups known as the Canadian League. The Winnipeg Branch, the largest of the original 1928 branches, was one of the most active branches during the 1930s. In 1935 the Winnipeg Branch began sponsoring popular radio broadcasts on international affairs. John W. Dafoe, editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, contributed greatly to the growth and success of the Branch, first becoming vice-president and later president of the CIIA.

In 2008, a group of individuals associated with Winnipeg’s business, academic and military constituencies came together to reestablish the Winnipeg Branch. The Branch was formally reestablished at a General Meeting on November 19, 2008, becoming the first Branch created under the new Canadian International Council (CIC).

Branch Executive
                  

President 
Brad Kirbyson

Vice-President
Anna Maria Magnifico

Treasurer
Choloe Chapple

Members-at-Large
Joael Marion
Joanna Ksiazek
Shelley Faintuch
Sasha Osipova
Norbert Mibirung
Buzz Curie

Past President
Nick Hirst

Secretary
Cameron Derksen

Program Chair
Amalia Zurzolo

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