Brazilian, Canadian universities reinforce ties

June 12, 2015
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Brazilian rectors touring Canadian universities over 13-day period

OTTAWA – Universities Canada is pleased to welcome 19 rectors and senior university administrators from Brazil for a 13-day tour of Canadian universities. From June 14-26, participants will meet with Canadian counterparts across the country, with the goal of forging new institutional partnerships for academic exchange and collaborative research.

Led by the Association of Brazilian Rectors of State and Municipal Universities, delegates will visit Montreal, Ottawa, the greater Toronto area, Vancouver and Calgary, and participate in sessions designed to showcase the excellence of Canadian higher education. Highlights will include roundtable discussions on international experiential learning and mobility, and university-industry partnerships.

This mission is the first official return visit to Canada following the Canadian university presidents’ mission to Brazil in April 2012, coordinated by Universities Canada and led by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Canada’s universities look forward to sharing best practices in research, innovation, and experiential learning, and to strengthening Canada’s position as a preferred partner for Brazil in higher education.


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