“U of S Students’ Experience in Uganda" May to August, 2015
In 2012 Canada celebrated the 60th anniversary of accession to the Throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Support was rallied from the Government, private and public sectors to fund an inspiring new scholarship initiative in her honour: the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program.
Professor Adil Nazarali from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition received a QEII Scholarship award and was able to fund seven students for a three month community placement internship in Uganda. As a follow up, three of the students, Anthony Mark, Christine Casavant and Janaya Little prepared a presentation on their experience. Full presentation.
U of S Students Visit the Andes
During the February break, Drs. Randy Kutcher (Plant Sciences) and Hugo Cota-Sanchez (Biology) led a student tour to Ecuador to visit and interact with students and faculty at ESPE in Quito and ESPOCH in Riobamba. Students of both countries presented their undergraduate research at a conference at each university. Visits were made to agricultural and horticultural enterprises and to indigenous farms to learn of rose production and the flower industry, quinoa production and processing and cereal crop production. Both the Ecuadorian students and the U of S students enjoyed working together. We look forward to many more collaborations in the future.
Xi'an Jiaotong University Celebrates 120 Year Anniversary
U of S partner institution, Xi'an Jiaotong University is celebrating its 120 year anniversary! To mark the occasion, Dr. Karen Chad (Vice-President Research) and Dr. Darcy Marciniuk (Special Advisor, International Research and Partnerships) will lead a U of S delegation to China to help celebrate this momentous event. The delegation will bring a gift and card of congratulations from U of S President Peter Stoicheff to present to XJTU President, Shuguo Wang.
“The Pluses of Pulses” Global Affairs Canada Event
Pulse crops such as lentil, pea, chickpea and bean are a major Western Canadian success story as Canada is the world’s largest exporter of lentil and pea, bolstering Canadian prosperity and international trade. Backed by a 100-year history of agricultural innovation, University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers, in collaboration with its international partners, are helping farmers in Ethiopia build wealth and prosperity in their country.
Dr. Carol Henry, CIFSRF Principal Investigator (Canada), Assistant Dean, College of Pharmacy & Nutrition, Dr. Bruce Coulman, Professor, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Sheleme Beyene, CIFSRF Principal Investigator (Ethiopia), Associate Professor, Hawassa University will present on “Pulses Production and Consumption: An Ethiopia Success Story”.
Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Global Affairs Canada, Cadieux Auditorium-Conference Room, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
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