Diplomats came to RS to discuss partnership opportunities
Canadian Ambassador Jennifer May and Canadian Consul-General in São Paulo Heather Cameron came to PUCRS on Thursday, Mar 5. The President of PUCRS, Br. Dr. Evilázio Teixeira, and Senior Vice President, Dr Jaderson Costa da Costa, welcomed the diplomats at the Great Hall. The Canadian representatives were in the company of the Head of the Canadian Government Commercial Office in Porto Alegre, Mr Paulo Orlandi.
For the first time in Rio Grande do Sul, the Ambassador is on a mission in the state to look into partnership opportunities between Brazil and Canada. At the meeting, Dr Teixeira stressed the important cooperation activities between the University and Canada. As of now, PUCRS has 21 research projects in collaboration with Canadian institutions, as well as academic mobility agreements with 9 universities. Canada is also one of the strategic countries of the Institutional Project of Internationalization (PUCRS-PrInt).
The Executive Coordinator of the Office of International Cooperation Mrs. Carla Cassol reinforced the University’s interest in opening the institution’s doors to Canadian students for academic mobility programs. At the time, Jennifer May spoke about Canadian government’s academic mobility projects for both Canadian and international students.
After the reception, the visitors took a tour of the Campus and visited the Science and Technology Park of PUCRS (Tecnopuc), in the company of Tecnopuc executive Cíntia Becker. During the visit, the ambassador spoke about the interest in establishing partnerships between Brazilian and Canadian companies. The visit has served to strengthen the ties between PUCRS and the Embassy of Canada.