The team of the Office of the Vice-President, Research is collaborating with decision-makers and representatives of foreign governments. The section below summarizes our activities.
Visit of Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
In September 2015, Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited the University of Ottawa to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the partnership between our two institutions. On this occasion, four new collaboration agreements were signed, two of which established joint laboratories, and the University of Ottawa conferred an honorary doctorate on President Bai.
Renewal of the MoU with National Cheng Kung University
In May 2015, presidents Allan Rock and Huey-Jen Su renewed the existing Memorandum of Understanding between uOttawa and the National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) during a ceremony witnessed by H.E. Representative Bruce Linghu.
Women Leaders in Higher Education Conference
In November 2014, Associate Vice-President Ruby Heap welcomed participants to the annual conference of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education. Dr. Heap and the 20 university presidents from across North and South America discussed academic and research cooperation.
President Hollande’s Visit to Canada
In November 2014, Chancellor Michaëlle Jean and Vice-President Nemer met, at Rideau Hall, with President Hollande while on his official visit to Canada. The topic of the meeting was the strong ties that uOttawa has with renowned research establishments in France.
Ottawa–Shanghai Joint School of Medicine
In October 2014, University of Ottawa President Allan Rock, Vice-President Mona Nemer and Dean Jacques Bradwejn took part in a signing ceremony marking the creation of a joint medical training program with the School of Medicine of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
President of Germany's Official Visit to Canada
In September 2014, the President of Germany Joachim Gauck led a business delegation to Canada and spent part of his visit on campus. He met with researchers at the Advanced Research Complex and discussed how the world-class research being conducted at the University of Ottawa could have industrial applications. Meanwhile, journalist Gerhild Radtke, who accompanied him, met with professors from the Faculty of Social Sciences and discussed immigration.
Joint Lab with France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
In April 2014, uOttawa concluded an international joint laboratory agreement in the area of fundamental catalysis for green chemistry between uOttawa’s Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation, the CNRS, and École normale supérieure de Lyon.