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Monday, April 23, 2018

Visit of Suranaree University of Technology

Leaders from the University of Waterloo were delighted to welcome a delegation of staff and faculty from the Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand. With discussions centring around the University of Waterloo's Co-operative Education and Entrepreneurship programs, the visit also included an overview of the Conrad Business Centre and a tour of the Accelerator Centre. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Visit of Nanyang Technological University

Leaders from the University of Waterloo were delighted to welcome delegates from Nanyang Technological Universty in Singapore. Points of discussion included the University of Waterloo's co-operative education system as well as the thriving start-up culture in the region. 

In addition, to better illustrate the co-operative education atmosphere, the visit included tours of numerous university-affiliated centres such as the Sedra Student Design Centre, Conrad Centre, Velocity Garage, and Communitech.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Visit of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Today, the University of Waterloo hosted a visit of Professor Tony Chan, President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Leaders from the University of Waterloo were delighted to welcome President Chan, whose visit included discussions of the University of Waterloo's innovative and entrepreneurship activities as well as its industry collaborations. 

To better illustrate these concepts, the visit also included tours of the Accelerator Centre, Sedra Student Design Centre, and the Velocity Garage. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Visit of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Austrade Delegation

Representatives from the University of Waterloo were delighted to meet with Mr. Ismail Farag, Director of Education at the Australia Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), during his visit to Waterloo. 

The visit included discussions about the University of Waterloo's internationalization strategy, and also explored potential collaborations with various Australian universities. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Delegates from the East China University of Science and Technology Visit the University of Waterloo

Delegates from the East China University of Science and Technology visited the University of Waterloo to discuss Waterloo's internationalization strategy and potential opportunities for research collaborations. As well, the delegates, along with leaders from the University of Waterloo, partook in the signing of a new 2+2 joint academic agreement with the department of Economics. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Visit of the University of Canterbury

University of Waterloo leaders were delighted to host Lynn McClelland, the Executive Director of Student Services and Communications at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Discussions included overviews on Cooperative Education, alumni relations, and development with a focus also on student related services. 

To better illustrate the latter, the visit also included a tour student residence, recreational facilities, and Health Services. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Visit of the Embassy of Canada in Chile

Leaders from the University of Waterloo were pleased to welcome Margot Edwards, Trade Commissioner of the Embassy of Canada in Chile. Topics of discussion included joint academic and student mobility opportunities as well as collaboration in solving environmental challenges. 

Delegates from Canadian Embassy in Chile:

Margot Edwards, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Chile

Participants from University of Waterloo:

Raymond Legge, Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Waterloo International Welcomes New Director


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. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Visit of the Canada-UK Foundation

Outside Velocity

Leaders from the University of Waterloo were pleased to host a visit of the Canada-UK Foundation so soon after representatives from both organizations met in London, UK at the end of January 2018.  

The visit included a tour of the Accelerator Centre and Velocity Garage in order to illustrate the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Waterloo. 

Delegates from Canada-UK Foundation:

Monday, February 5, 2018

London, UK: A Trip Report by the University of Waterloo's Associate Vice-President, International

With my arrival at London Heathrow on Sunday January 21, 2018, my trip to the United Kingdom had begun. 

After my flight, I kicked off my visit with a dinner with Waterloo students currently on cooperative work terms in London. Of the many co-op work terms embarked upon in the 2016/2017 academic year, 35 students travelled to the UK. This was an opportunity for me to support our international co-op students and to gain insight into their experiences.