The Signature Ceremony of the Agreements for Academic Exchanges and Cooperation between the University of Ottawa and Kyoto Women’s University

 On August 20th, Ambassador Ishikane attended the Signature Ceremony of the Agreements for academic exchanges and cooperation, and the Agreement for student exchanges and PhD candidate placements between the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and Kyoto Women’s University (KWU).
 
At the ceremony, Ambassador Ishikane expressed his sincere gratitude for the signing of these agreements.  In addition, he conveyed his hope that these agreements will encourage both universities to start continuous student and faculty exchanges and establish concrete research collaborations. He also wished that students and faculties visiting their partner university under this agreement can learn the language, culture and history of their host country during their stay, and bring Japan and Canada closer in the future.
 
At the same time, Mr. Jacques Frémont, President of uOttawa, welcomed these new types of agreements and expressed his expectation of further exchanges between Japanese universities and universities in Ottawa. Mr. Tadayuki Hayashi, President of KWU, expressed his pleasure with these new opportunities of sending their students to Ottawa, the most appropriate city to learn about the Canadian multicultural society.
 
Based on these agreements, student exchanges will start between the two universities which will include short stay of undergraduate students of KWU in Ottawa and PhD candidates of uOttawa giving lectures at KWU.


 
 

  
 
 
 
            

Signing of the Agreements by Mr. Jacques Frémont, President of the University of Ottawa (right) and Mr. Tadayuki Hayashi, President of Kyoto Women’s University (middle), and Ambassador Ishikane (left)

 

Group photo of the participants from the University of Ottawa, Kyoto Women’s University and Ambassador Ishikane