Douglas Peers, Professor of History and Ishari Waduwara-Jayabahu, International Relations Manager met with Canada's High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel, while participating in a networking dinner in Delhi. The reception was organized by the Office of the High Commissioner, for delegations attending the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s VC Summit. Peers and Waduwara-Jayabahu are representing the University of Waterloo, on an outbound mission to India, aimed at strengthening academic collaborations and partnerships in that region.
An outbound delegation from the University of Waterloo, comprising Douglas Peers, Professor of History and former Dean at the Faculty of Arts, and Ishari Waduwara-Jayabahu, International Relations Manager, with responsibility for India, is in Delhi. They attended a two-day Vice Chancellor’s summit “Dynamics of Higher Education in India and Canada: Envisaging Greater Collaborations: Opportunities to Network” organized by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, aimed at providing key opportunities to create institutional linkages.
A Waterloo International delegation, led by Ian Rowlands, Associate Vice-President, International, is in China and met with Vice-President of Soochow University, Liu Biao and representatives from their international office. Both groups shared their vision on internationalization and providing global experiences and experiential learning to students, in a highly globalized world.
On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Waterloo International was pleased to host Thomas E. Schultze, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto and Lara Brödenfeld, Vice Consul; Cultural, Press and Economic Affairs; German Consulate General Toronto. The Consul General and Vice Consul were here to familiarize themselves with Waterloo’s extensive campus, our programs and faculties, to promote German language, and to deliver welcome remarks during the International Education Week (IEW) keynote by Alexandre Trudeau.
Hundreds of high school students attended the International Education Week Keynote presented by Alexandre Trudeau, who addressed the value of multilingualism and intercultural understanding in our globalized world today. Students and other attendees enjoyed Mr. Trudeau’s talk and engaged in the panel discussion, featuring the many different perspectives that followed.
A delegation of ICT companies, led by the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, visited the University of Waterloo on Thursday, November 14. Talks focused on industry-university research collaborations, in particular, identifying challenges industries face, that can be solved or identified by university engagement, in cost effective and efficient ways. Participants from Waterloo included representatives from Waterloo International, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, the Faculty of Engineering, Global Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Innovation (GEDI) and the Office of Research.
A representative from the National University of Singapore met with Waterloo International and the Student Success Office to discuss supporting existing collaborations on student exchanges between both institutions. Waterloo remains committed to educating students to succeed in a global economy.
Associate Provost, Institutional Data, Analysis, and Planning Allan Starr, and his team welcomed representatives from Japan's University of Tsukuba, to explore future collaborations on experience-rich education, co-op programmes and supporting student start-ups.
Supporting existing and potential research collaborations and co-op opportunities between the University of Waterloo, and universities and industries in China were among the topics discussed, as Waterloo International met delegates from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto on Thursday November 7.
Representatives from each of our six faculties, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and Renison College, recently met with the Executive Director of CALDO consortium, Rodrigo Delgado, to share goals, common strategic priorities, achievements, expectations, and future plans. For many Latin American students, CALDO acts as a gateway to connect with Canadian universities. We look forward to continued collaborations with this organization.