Consul General of Canada in Boston Visits the Canadian-American Center

In October, Rodger Cuzner, Consul General of Canada in Boston, visited the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine and met with center director Frederic Rondeau. The two discussed future academic programs and how the Consul may support the Canadian-American Center’s endeavors to bridge gaps between US-Canada relations.

Rodger Cuzner, who served as an elected member of the Canadian Parliament representing Northern Nova Scotia and Cap de Breton, visited with UMaine students, faculty, and staff, observed classes, and toured campus facilities including the University’s state-of-the-art Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Mr. Cuzner was accompanied by Susan Morris, Honorary Consul of Canada in Maine, Erin Donahue, Trade Commissioner of Defense & Ocean Technologies, Dina Santos, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, and Marc-Antoine Dumas, Consul and Head of the Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Service.

During his 19 years in Ottawa, Cuzner served in multiple roles including Parliamentary Secretary to former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, Chief opposition whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. He started his role as Consul General in Boston in October 2020.

Cuzner and his associates came by invitation to learn more about the Canadian-American Center and its great expertise in Canadian Studies that The University of Maine has developed through the years.