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On Monday, October 29, the President of the University of the Azores, Dr. Jorge M. R. Medeiros, visited Brock in order to discuss areas for collaboration and the possibility of partnership.
The Azores is an Autonomous Region of Portugal, and is comprised of 9 islands that were formed by volcanic activity. The University of the Azores was established as a public university in 1976 and has campuses on three Azorean islands.
Throughout the day’s meetings, Dr. Medeiros and Brock officials highlighted several research areas that would be ideal for collaboration, including oenology and viticulture, environmental sustainability, and the economics of water.
During his visit to Brock, Dr. Medeiros met with the following Brock faculty and staff:
Dr. Irene Blayer, Full Professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Gregory Finn, Vice Provost & Associate Vice-President, Academic
Dr. Gary Libben, Vice President, Research
Dr. Ian Brindle, Executive Adviser to the President; Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence; Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Debbie Inglis, Director, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute
Dr. Michael Plyley, Dean of Graduate Studies
Ms. Jade Scapillato, International Affairs Assistant, Brock International
Ms. Liv Park, Scholar Services and Program Assistant, Brock International
This was the first time that Brock has welcomed a delegation from the University of the Azores. During his visit, Dr. Medeiros was accompanied by Mr. David Tavares, President and CEO of Globetar Systems Inc, a Toronto and the Azores-based company that that designed and implemented Brock’s state of the art EMS system. Mr. Tavares visited Brock with government officials from the Azores in 2009.