MOU signals enhanced relations with French partners

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Charmaine Dean, Sylvie Retailleau and Cecile Vigouroux

Waterloo welcomed members of a French delegation to campus on April 25th to sign a new MOU with the National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA). The MOU outlines a new framework for expanding research collaboration between the University of Waterloo and France.

The 22-person delegation consisted of His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France for Canada, Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Higher Education and Research (Government of France), Tudor Alexis, Consul-General of France in Toronto, Cécile Vigouroux, International Director for INRIA and senior representatives from various government departments and institutions. 

They were welcomed by Charmaine Dean, VP-Research and International and Ian Rowlands, AVP-International. After the signing, the delegation toured the Quantum Nano Centre and the Institute for Quantum Computing after a series of presentations by the IQC, Cheriton School of Computer Science, WCI and WIN. 

We look forward to this new pathway for collaboration on research with our French partners.

To read more about the new MOU, go to: Strengthening our Canada-France research collaboration | Waterloo News | University of Waterloo (