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Click here for the statement by Derek Johnson, chief executive officer of the international Global Zero movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, in response to President Joe Biden's offer to President Vladimir Putin of a full five-year extension of the last remaining nuclear arms control agreement between Russia and the United States. The New START treaty, which limits both countries to no more than 1,550 strategic offensively deployed nuclear weapons each, will expire February 5, 2021 without mutual agreement to extend.
A total of four awards of CAD $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic. Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters. Click here for more information and to apply before March 15, 2021.
Visit The Hill Times for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C., a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation, about the January 22nd Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), including NATO’s attitude toward the Treaty and the growing support for the Treaty in Canada.

The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share the following invitation to join Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) for their "Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency: Canada’s Responsibilities" online seminar series.  See the following for more information and to register. 

"The Arctic and World Order" is a Johns Hopkins University project which editors Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton describe as an exploration of the “…political, legal, social, economic, geostrategic and environmental challenges confronting the Arctic in the face of global warming and a shifting world order….” See the following link to view this contribution to "The Arctic and World Order" by Ernie Regehr, Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation Canada, and to access the complete publication.
Five UBC students have been selected by the Liu Institute for Global Issues in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs to receive the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security for 2020. The award is funded by an endowment provided by The Simons Foundation Canada.
See The Simons Foundation Canada's page on Canadian Defence Policy for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation Canada.
We are pleased to share the following two commentaries by Paul Meyer on how the "nuclear umbrella" allies are responding to the challenge to their policies represented by the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), including a possible route Canada might take to permit eventual accession to the ban treaty.
The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share the following invitation to join Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) for their "Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency: Canada’s Responsibilities" online seminar series.  See the following for more information and to register. 
We are pleased to congratulate the following 2019-2020 Graduate Research Award recipients who each received a cash award of CAD$5,000.00 from The Simons Foundation Canada and travel support to participate in a special seminar for the award winners hosted by Global Affairs Canada at GAC headquarters in Ottawa.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the GRA Award Winners Seminar has been postponed and the winning papers have been published at the link below.