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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.
Visit Inter Press Service News Agency at the link below for this commentary on the recent Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) by The Simons Foundation's Fellow, Dr. John Burroughs.
Please visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation Canada.
The Simons Foundation Canada congratulates participating States, the United Nations, ICAN, the International Red Cross and all fellow nuclear abolitionists for their success in achieving the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Entry into Force will occur in 90 days following the recent 50th ratification of the Treaty and be legally binding on all states that join the Treaty. This is an essential and long overdue first step to the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Simons Foundation Canada has supported the creation of The Bruce Blair Memorial Fund at Princeton University to support work at the Program on Science and Global Security (SGS) on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament. The Fund will support SGS efforts that in particular advance the work of Bruce Blair, who joined SGS in 2013 as a research scholar and passed away in July 2020.
Visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation Canada.
Visit Policy Options for this article authored by M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at The University of British Columbia, Sarah Froese and Nadja Kunz, which explains why small modular reactors are not an economical or viable solution to the energy needs for remote communities and mines in Canada. 
Please visit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for this tribute to Bruce G. Blair, Ph.D. and his work to realize the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Dr. Blair was Co-Founder of Global Zero, Research Scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, and a Peace Shaper with The Simons Foundation as the 2018 recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament. Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons is a Founding Partner of Global Zero and The Simons Foundation Canada is their principal sponsor.