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Welcome to - the website of the Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation. This site is dedicated to the Hungarian experience in a culturally diverse Canada.



     In conversation with …



... is a series of first-person encounters with Canadians and their links to Hungarian culture, things, and ideas. It presents an eclectic mix of conversations with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Each conversation is presented as a readable article that also contains audio clips.


Welcome to the new series In conversation with …
Oliver Botar - a child of ’56.
Ratna Omidvar – on immigration and refugees




Selected Highlights

Saying good-bye to George Jonas


Hungarian Studies Association of Canada 30th Anniversary Conference


Remembering Through Music


Robert Zend – remembered


Oliver Botar brings László Moholy-Nagy back to Berlin


Discussion about “The Notebook,” a film adaptation of Agota Kristof’s novel “Le grand cahier”


Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation board discusses upcoming programs


Montreal Hungarian community unveils WWI internment plaque


Tavi Weisz’s solo exhibition in Ottawa


Arrogance or Bias; a conversation with Andrew Griffith


The 2013 Hungarian intern in Canada


Natalie Feheregyhazi and Toronto’s Apuka Theatre rework a classic Strindberg play


@ the Edge. The 2013 conference of the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada

Translating Canada in Central Europe

Still looking for the other half - Tamas Dobozy on his literary life after Siege 13

"New Lives” – an exhibition of 50 portraits of Hungarian Canadians


The 2012 Hungarian intern in Canada


Tamàs Dobozy wins the 2012 Rogers Writers Trust Award


World Refugee Day 2012: An honour at a difficult time


Canadian documentary film on Roma


Picking up the threads: Anna Torma's Bagatelles


A Fiery Soul – The Life and Theatrical Times of John Hirsch


CHEF’s first Hungarian intern in Canada


Moncton's Teréz Rétfalvi has some unfinished business


Olympian Gabor Csepregi in his element


Dr John Bienenstock inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame


Hungarian Studies Association of Canada conference May 28-30th 2011 in Fredericton


Liszt bicentenary: Alan Walker and Valerie Tryon in Fredericton, May 28th 2011


Hungarian pianist Tamas Erdi at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory on May 24th 2011


Tibor Egervari’s latest theatrical exploration of how anti-Semitism starts, what it does, and how it works


Canada’s Alexander Seredenko and Hungary’s Adam Banda are pioneers in a new musical “exchange” program


Kati Agócs and Winnipeg’s New Music Festival


George Payerle in his own words


It’s all about the collaboration: Nina Czegledy’s boundary crossing approach to visual art


Leslie Dan receives Honorary Doctorate from York University


Anita Demény Reports on the "Thinking Canada Study Tour"

From the Archives

Government of Canada recognizes 1956 Hungarian refugees as part of Canada's national history


Governor GeneralGovernor General's State Visit to Hungary and Central Europe




Tibor Fekete, petroleum engineer and philanthropist


Oliver Botar’s book on Weininger wins award


Great performances by Canadian Hungarians in sports


Gabor Szilasi wins Governor General’s Award for Visual Arts


Joe Kertes’s latest book Gratitude wins award


The Sopron Division of Forestry in Canada”, new article by Professor Emeritus Antal Kozak


Recollections about coming to Canada


Essay and Video Competition on the Immigrant Experience


Gabor MatéRecognition for Dr Gabor Maté of Vancouver


Exclusive interview with Canada's Ambassador to Hungary


Hungary’s Ambassador on Canada-Hungary Relations Today


Alanis and other Canadian musicians in Budapest


Olympic champion Valerie Gyenge's books are work in progress


Professor Marlene Kadar's latest book


Jacqueline D’Amboise remembers George Faludy


Interview with Professor Imre Szeman, University of Alberta

Canada's Hungarians in the 2006 Census

John Colombo
John Robert Colombo’s Hungarian connection


Gabor FintaListen to Gabor Finta’s Sinfonietta Canadiana Montage

Interview with Judy Young-Drache


Vancouver Csárdás Hungarian Children’s Dance Group

Hungarians arriving in Winnipeg Read about the 1956 anniversary in Canada



From the Water Polo Pool to the Troubled Streets of Peshawar: The Canadian-Hungarian Connection


























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through its Canadian Culture Online program.



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