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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Delegates from the Association of Commonwealth Universities visit Waterloo

Leaders from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) gathered in Waterloo today to discuss Waterloo’s challenges and interests in international education and how the ACU can help promote and support excellence in higher education, including mobility programs, and to connect with the Human Resources community.

The ACU is the world’s first international university network and U.K. registered charity, and has more than 500 member institutions in more than 50 countries.

The visit also included a tour of Velocity.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Staff International Experience Fund recipients named

Three University of Waterloo staff members have been awarded funds through the 2017 Staff International Experience Fund (SIEF) to travel to Australia and Europe.

They are:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

How studying abroad makes students more employable and successful

Going abroad programs foster global experiential learning outcomes for students and make them more employable and successful in a global economy.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Leaders from top Canadian research universities visit Waterloo

Leaders from 12 of the U15 Group of Canadian Research universities gathered in Waterloo recently to discuss issues of common interest related to internationalization in higher education and to explore areas for co-operation.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Trinity College Dublin leaders visit Waterloo

University of Waterloo leaders were delighted to host delegates from Trinity College Dublin, including President and Provost Patrick Prendergast.

The visit included discussions about existing ties between Trinity and Waterloo and ways to improve student mobility, as well as a tour of Velocity Garage.

Delegates from Trinity College Dublin

Patrick Prendergast, President and Provost

Simon Williams, Director of Global Engagement, Development & Enterprise

Jonny Johnston, Student Mobility Officer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Visit of the High Commission of Canada in India

University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to host the visit of the High Commission of Canada in India to better understand India-focused recruitment, partnership, and innovation priorities for Waterloo.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Visit of Chinese university presidents, vice-presidents, and senior officials

University of Waterloo leaders were delighted to host a visit of presidents and vice-presidents from 22 universities, two senior officials from the Ministry of Education, and the National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA) as part of an initiative from the NAEA in Beijing for 1,000 university presidents and vice-presidents in north-western China to gain insight and international perspective on overseas university management and operations.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong visits Waterloo

University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to host a visit from the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong to discuss development opportunities for Waterloo in Hong Kong and Macau.

Waterloo’s current connections with Hong Kong include research partnership agreements at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong, student mobility agreements for exchange opportunities with five universities, and co-op employers that provided opportunities to 74 students in 2015/16.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Delegates from the Graduate School at Shenzhen Tsinghua University visit Waterloo

University of Waterloo leaders were pleased to host delegates visiting from Shenzhen Tsinghua University’s Graduate School to discuss general dual degree graduate programs, graduate student exchange, graduate recruitment and management, and job opportunities for graduate students.

The visit also included discussions about specific 1+1+1 dual degree master’s programs with the dean and faculty members from Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment and potential research collaborations in biology focused on stem cell biology, tumour biology, and nano-immune detection technology.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Professor Jesse Hoey awarded funding from Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Professor Jesse Hoey, along with professor Mei Nagappan and international collaborators, have received a grant for more than $850,000 CAD from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities.