Brock International introduced the newest visiting international professors, scholars and university mentorship participants, including Science without Borders students from around the world, at this term’s We Welcome the World Reception.
The event, which was held July 16, is organized each term to formally recognize new participants in the VIP, VIS, and UM programs at Brock. Participants in those programs currently represent 60 academic institutions from 13 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Tunisia.
The visiting scholar programs began more than a decade ago, and Brock International recognized the 500th participant with a special presentation.
Abdul Rehman Ashraf, a PhD candidate from the University of New South Wales, Australia, was recognized as the 500th scholar. Ashraf is also a Brock alumnus (MSc ‘10) was has returned to Brock as a visiting international scholar to work with Tek Thongpapanl in the Department of Marketing, International Business and Strategy.
They will be collaborating on a research project in the area of online shopping decision-making for the next three months.