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In my third and last lecture I will try to compare the countries, Canada and Germany. I will focus on my personal experiences and concentrate on specific examples. Topics include random themes, such ...

In my third and last lecture I will try to compare the countries, Canada and Germany. I will focus on my personal experiences and concentrate on specific examples. Topics include random themes, such as trains, beer, and nature. I will conclude with a discussion about the question if you should visit Frankfurt in Germany.

From the Un-Distinguished Lecture Series (http://ws.cs.ubc.ca/~udls/). The talk was given Jul. 6, 2007.

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  • Un-distinguished Lecture Series (UDLS) Canada vs. Germany une réflection Marcus Rohrbach Computer Science Department University of British Columbia 1
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Front note: Don’t take it too serious Best to my knowledge - Several unequal comparisons - [estimated] what I heard/estimated Lots of fun photos Photos featuring people have partly been removed for privacy reasons. UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 2
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Outline Facts - University / Computer Science - Countries - Beer - Business & Co - Transport - German language Photos - Nature - Sports - Scouts Visit Frankfurt? UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 3 View slide
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Outline Facts - University / Computer Science - Countries - Beer - Business & Co - Transport - German language Photos - Nature - Sports - Scouts Visit Frankfurt? UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 4 View slide
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection University / Computer Science Entry - Height School - Abitur - Application - Registration (majority) Degree - Diplom (4.5 years), (old) Magister, Dr. (old) - Bachelor (4 years) - Bachelor (3 years) - Master (2 years) - Master (2 years) - PhD (5 years) - Doktor (5 years) UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 5
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection University / Computer Science Tuition (per year) - $ 4000 + - $ 1500 Support - Income: • Master: $ 15.000 ? •$0 • PhD: $ 20.000 ? • Similar ? - TA (per hour) • $ 27 • $ 12 - Other •? • BaFöG: up to $ 750 per Month depending on income, parents ½ has to be paid back UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 6
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection University / Computer Science First years (Bachelor) - Lots of easy stuff ? - Very theoretic - Very hard Master - Trying to get everyone - Starting at a high level General - One course contains - Different type of courses everything • Lectures • Practical courses/labs • Seminars UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 7
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Countries Area - 9,985,000 km² 357,000 km² (1/28) - 945,000 km² (BC) Population - 32 million 82 million - 3.2/km² 230/km² GDP - $ 1.1 trillion $ 2.6 trillion $ 35,000 per capita UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 8
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Beer Ingredients - Water - Water - Sugar - Barley - Flavor - Hops - Colour - Yeast - ;-) Price - expensive - Chepear than water or coke... UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 9
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Business Hours Groceries - Up to 24h/7day - 6 days, 8:00 – 20:00 Restaurants - To 21:00/22:00 - To 23:00/24:00 Other shops - 7 day, till 19:00 - 6 day, till 20:00 Holidays - In lieu of holidays - … don’t exist UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 10
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Grocery stores Very service ALDI & Co. oriented - Food discounter Uncountable - > Cheap food number of wasted - ALDI frequently wins tests plastic bags - ALDI brothers are both in top 20 richest men list - ALDI & Co. forced Walmart out of Germany - Optimization • Packaging • Till • Only one type of a product UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 11
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Money & Co Credit cards - Used everywhere - Not accepted always - is “public knowledge” - Hardly anyone would give their # over phone Banking - No cheques - Cheque based - FREE online banking and transfers • TAN based Money - People are more open - Don’t talk about money or income UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 12
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Public Transport type - Bus, bus, cap - U-Bahn, Straßenbahn, Bus, - Greyhound Taxi, - S-Bahn, Regionalbahn,... Out of cities - Difficult to find a place - Difficult to find a place where you can go. where you cannot go. Area - 3 zones (Vancouver) - Half of the province - 7 zones (RMV) - 1 million options... UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 13
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Passenger Trains - numbers [estimate] Vancouver: 50 per week Toronto: 50 per day 50 per hour Frankfurt UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 14
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Trains VERY long Short Slow Fast Lots of space between Lots of seats seats UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 15
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection German Language Intro Cell phone Handy Hand-Shoes Handschuhe 17 o’clock 17 Uhr 1,000.25 1.000,25 When you your Verbs to the End of your Sentence put All Nouns are in capital Letters written. Three form of “a” and “the” - Einer, eine, eines - Der, die, das UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 16
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection What I really like Free water Tax included in price Free food Mensa (Cafeteria) - reasonably good & cheap UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 17
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection What totally confused me How to open windows, doors, and locks How to use water taps - they are always different! Why your Brötchen have holes in them? [public domain] [www.domaene-fredeburg.de] UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 18
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Outline Facts - University / Computer Science - Countries - Beer - Business & Co - Transport - German language Photos - Nature - Sports - Scouts Visit Frankfurt? UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 19
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Nature - Waterfalls Rockies (Mt. Robson) Harz UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 20
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Nature – more Waterfalls Indian Arm: Granite Falls UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 21
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Nature - Trees Vancouver Island/ Hartz Light-House Park UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 22
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Nature - Snow 10 meters 10 feet UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 23
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Nature - Snow Vancouver Frankfurt UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 24
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Nature - Glaciers Rockies Austria UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 25
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Nature - Glaciers Rockies (Mt. Robson) UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 26
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Sports - Skiing Whistler Alps (Austria, Swizz, Italy) UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 27
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Sports - Skiing In Motion - Fun with snow… … and without UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 28
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Sports - Skiing In Summer UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 29
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Sports – Kayaking / canoeing Indian Arm Hungary UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 30
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Scouts - Camping Plastic tent Kothe/Jurte (cotton) UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 31
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Scouts – Role play Pirates Lord Of The Rings UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 32
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Scouts – Role play: Lord of the Rings UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 33
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Outline Facts - University / Computer Science - Countries - Beer - Business & Co - Transport - German language Photos - Nature - Sports - Scouts Visit Frankfurt? UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 34
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Visit Frankfurt? Same as Seattle… … but much further away UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 35
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Visit Frankfurt? Public Market Center vs. Kleinmarkthalle [www.frankfurt.de] UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 36
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Visit Frankfurt? Space Needle vs. Spargel (asparagus) -Europaturm [] [GNU Free Documentation License] UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 37
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Visit Frankfurt? Hammering Man (Jonathan Borofsky) - 14.6 m 25 m [public domain] UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 38
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Visit Frankfurt? In Seattle they even have UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 39
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Visit Frankfurt? YES, of course! - Find out the differences yourself! - Visit me :-) [Marcus Rohrbach] UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 40
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection “Differences exist, they make things interesting” Thank you for your attention! Questions? UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 41
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection Reverences - http://de.wikipedia.org/ - http://en.wikipedia.org/ - http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepos t.cfm?postaction=reply&catid=30&threadid=137 5233&messid=12068224&STARTPAGE=1&parenti d=0 UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 42
  • Canada vs. Germany - une réflection And now? I will have my last supper @ Café Katzenjammer Hope you all come! First drink is on me. And then? I am leaving tomorrow afternoon I had a great time. Thanks to all of you! UDLS - Marcus Rohrbach - 2007-07-06 43