Today, Vinitha Gengatharan began work as Director, Waterloo International. Vinitha joins the University of Waterloo from the University of Toronto, where she had a 17-year career in international education and student services.
University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to welcome delegates visiting from Seoul National University. Visiting Waterloo International, the visit contained discussions regarding continued initiatives and partnerships between the universities.
Delegates from Seoul National University
Byung Jin Kim, Manager, International Summer Institute
Jungjae Hong, Manager, Student Exchange Program (Outbound)
Hyun-Ji Lee, Manager, Student Exchange Program (Inbound)
Leaders from the University of Waterloo were delighted to host Sir Jim McDonald, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, as well as Andrew Goudie, Special Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde.
The visit included discussions on areas of collaborative activity such as student exchange as well as Sustainable Energy and Development Solutions.
Additionally, the visit included a tour of the Sedra Design Centre and the Velocity Garage.
University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to host the visit of the Korea Education Centre at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto as well as delegates from Korea University. Discussions explored partnerships opportunities between Korea University and the University of Waterloo.
Delegates from the Korean Education Centre and Korea University:
Byung Seung Lee, Director, Korean Education Centre in Canada (KEC) in Korean Consulate General Toronto
Leaders from the University of Waterloo were pleased to host a visit of presidents, vice-presidents, and faculty from 20 universities located in Central and Western China in addition to a senior official from the Ministry of Education.
The visit included discussions on Waterloo’s unique Cooperative Education Programs, policies surrounding transformational international research, extended learning, and student innovation and entrepreneurship.
Vice-Presidents from eight Japanese National Universities travelled to Waterloo to better understand Waterloo’s co-operative education program and strategies of governance. Leaders from the University of Waterloo were delighted to host this visit, and also examined issues of common interests such as international research and the financial environment.
In addition, the visit included a tour of the Accelerator Centre in order to better illustrate Waterloo’s approach toward entrepreneurship and technology transfer.
University of Waterloo leaders were delighted to host a delegation of faculty from the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics.
To strengthen the friendship between the two institutions, discussions were conducted to review existing collaborations while exploring the potential for additional partnerships in research and student exchange.