We Welcome the World Reception March 2014

We Welcome the World Reception March 2014

On March 18, 2014, Brock International formally recognized and welcomed into the Brock community 24 new Visiting International Scholars and University Mentorship participants from around the world at this term’s We Welcome the World Reception. The event is organized each term to formally recognize new participants in the Visiting International Professor, Visiting International Scholar, and University Mentorship programs at Brock.

There are currently 25 participating scholars hailing from 24 top-quality academic and research institutions in 10 countries, including: Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and Sweden.

Dr. Neil McCartney, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, and Sheila Young, Director, Brock International, addressed the guests with warm words of welcome and encouragement. Both expressed continued interest in internationalization as one of Brock’s key strategic priorities and international collaboration as essential to today’s society.

Dr. McCartney said, “We are excited about the knowledge and expertise you bring from your home institutions and are keen to share with you our work at Brock.  We expect that there will be many opportunities for you and our researchers, scholars and students to collaborate as you collectively pursue excellence in education, research and scholarship.”

Awards were presented by Dr. McCartney, Dr. Greg Finn, Associate Vice-President, Research, and Sheila Young, to formally recognize the valued participation and contribution of scholars and their Brock hosts.

The tri-annual reception is a great occasion for scholars to network and collaborate on ideas with Brock faculty, staff, students, and fellow international participants.

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Dr. McCartney welcomes visiting scholars

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 Dr. Neil McCartney with Mr. Antonio Martinez Garcia (UM)

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. David Shimmelpenninck, Dr. Neil McCartney with Dr. Victor Avdeev (VIP)

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Dr. Neil McCartney with Dr. Asma Rashid Butt (VIS)

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 Dr. Neil McCartney with Dr. Jie Chen (VIS)

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. Thomson Ogwang, Dr. Neil McCartney with Dr. Xiaohua Feng (VIS)

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Dr. Neil McCartney with Joao Pedro Fonseca (UM)

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. Dawn Prentice, Dr. Neil McCartney with Ms. Katrin Himmelfreundpointer (UM)

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Dr. Neil McCartney with Pavlina Horakova (UM) 

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 Dr. Neil McCartney with Rabia Khan (VIS)

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 Dr. Neil McCartney with Camila Costa Moreira (UM)

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. David Shimmelpennick Dr. Neil McCartney and Dr. Olga Porshneva (VIS)

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Dr. Neil McCartney with Michal Semian (VIS)

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. Atsuko Hashimoto, Dr. Neil McCartney with Venessa Cavalcante Vasconcelos (UM)

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 Dr. Greg Finn,  Dr. Chunlei Lu, Dr. Neil McCartney, and Dr. Cheng Wang (VIS)

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. Atsuko Hashimoto, Dr. Neil McCartney with Dan Wu

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Dr. Greg Finn, Dr. Yuanlin Li, Dr. Neil McCartney and Jujuan Zhuang (VIS)

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All VIP/VIS/UM participants and guests