The Chancellor of Dalhousie University, Canada, Dr. Carolyn Watters in the company of Dr. Jorge Allende, Brent Herbert-Copley and Kevin Fitzgibbons met with the Postgraduate Advisory Commission of the Council of Rectors.
The visit of this academic delegation from Canada takes place within the framework of the sessions of the Science and Technology Implementation Committee between Chile and Canada, chaired by Dr. Allende and Herbert-Copley. The visit also included the participation of Kevin Fitzgibbons, Director of Innovation, Science and Technology of the Embassy of Canada.
This meeting in the Council of Rectors analyzed the possibilities of expanding cooperation between institutions from both countries, especially around postgraduate training and the exchange of researchers. Along these lines, Dr. Watters emphasized the need for academic collaboration to be focused on institutions and not on individual efforts; In this sense, he explained that it should be the universities that promote bilateral relations and research and exchange of graduate students. The participants recognized the broad potential for collaboration, considering issues of mutual interest and the existing ties between scientific communities.
It was resolved to advance in the design of a program between CALDO (Consortium of Canadian Universities) and CRUCh universities around doctoral training in areas of common interest, which allows the mobility of doctoral, postdoctoral and academic students; It would be a program with a clear institutional character that would make it possible to strengthen internationalization, exchange between universities and the achievement of new areas of development.
Dalhousie University belongs to the consortium called CALDO, which brings together the universities of Alberta, Ottawa and LAVAL University.