I’m off to Canada on Sunday, for a brief canter round Ontario. On Monday I’m in the MaRS centre in Toronto, where I’m speaking about nanotechnology in the UK as part of a meeting aimed at promoting UK-Canada collaboration in nanotechnology. On Tuesday I’m going to the University of Guelph, where I’m giving the Winegard lecture in Soft Matter Physics. On Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be at the University of Waterloo, visiting Jamie Forrest, and McMaster University, to congratulate Kari Dalnoki-Veress on winning the American Physical Society’s Dillon Medal. My thanks to Guelph’s John Dutcher for inviting me.