News archive - September 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023

IISMA Reception


On Thursday Sept. 28th, Waterloo International hosted a reception for the recipients of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA). In addition to the award recipients, several staff and faculty members who had been directly involved in the IISMA program were invited. The event was well attended with all 15 award recipients attending.

Students were welcomed to the event and the University of Waterloo by AVPI Dr. Ian Rowlands, and then had the opportunity to network with faculty members to connect and provide feedback on their experience thus far.

Monday, September 25, 2023

MOU Signing Ceremony between IPB and the University of Waterloo

IPB-UW Signing

Together with the FINCAPES Team at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo International hosted an MoU signing ceremony between the University of Waterloo and IPB University on 25th September 2023 to strengthen our existing relationship and explore institution-wide collaboration initiatives. IPB University was represented by Rector Arif Satria (President-adjacent), Vice-Rector Deni Noviana, Dean of Graduate School Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Dean of Faculty of Forestry & Environment Naresworo Nugroho, and Chair of Woman’s Association Retna Widayawati.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Statement from Associate Vice-President, International, Dr. Ian Rowlands, on recent Canada-India relations

We are aware that the recent diplomatic tensions between India and Canada have caused concern among many of our Indian students, faculty, staff and anyone with academic connections to India. We understand that these international matters can create a sense of uncertainty and apprehension, especially for those who are far from home.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Statement from Associate Vice-President, International, Dr. Ian Rowlands, on disasters in Morocco and Libya

Last week, an earthquake hit Morocco, and earlier this week, floods devastated Libya. Close to 10,000 people have reportedly been killed and hundreds of thousands have had their livelihoods and homes destroyed in an instant. 

On behalf of the University of Waterloo, I express my sadness at the loss of many lives and the catastrophic impacts for so many people following these natural disasters in North Africa.  I send my condolences to the families and communities devastated by these events.