President of Croatia and President Hamdullahpur

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović will visit the University of Waterloo to find out about Canada’s most innovative university and to tour the Institute for Quantum Computing

President Grabar-Kitarović is making the campus stop as part of a four-day visit to Canada. Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, will welcome President Grabar-Kitarović and the Croatian delegation on the morning of Monday November 21.

President of Croatia shaking hands with students in iQC

 Martin Laforest, senior manager of scientific outreach for Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) will take the delegation on a tour of an IQC lab to showcase the research happening here.

Later, Professor Grit Liebscher, of Waterloo’s Germanic and Slavic Studies department, will lead a student discussion with President Grabar-Kitarović. Dana Kulić , a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will join the discussion through a Skype call from Germany.

President Grabar-Kitarović's visit to Canada began Saturday in Halifax with other stops in Toronto, Burlington and Norval, Ont. As part of her Waterloo Region innovation ecosystem stop in Kitchener, she will also tour the University’s Velocity Garage, the world’s largest free startup incubator.