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Principal's Development Fund brings scholars to campus

 
2012-03-08

Thirteen scholars from six different countries will visit Queen’s this academic year with funding from the Principal’s Development Fund.

The international programs portion of the fund supports visitors looking to establish new international research collaborations with Queen’s as well as visiting scholars from institutions outside of Canada, including those from Queen’s strategic institutional partners.

“This program is a really important component of the international outreach we do,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “Teaching, learning and research take place in a far more international context than existed a generation or even a decade ago and building international relationships such as these is essential to our vitality.”

Robin Hutchinson (Department of Chemical Engineering) has invited Enrique Saldívar-Guerra to Queen’s in May. Dr. Saldívar-Guerra is coming from the Center for Research in Applied Chemistry (CIQA) in Saltillo, Mexico.

“I am pleased to have Dr. Saldívar work with my group during his upcoming visit to Queen’s,” says Dr. Hutchinson. “We hope that this opportunity leads to a longer-term collaboration between the two institutions.”

Dr. Saldívar will work with graduate students and Dr. Hutchinson on the mathematical model of atom transfer radical polymerization processes.
“I am looking forward to my stay at Queens,” says Dr. Saldívar-Guerra. “Queen’s has a reputation of excellence in polymer reaction engineering and I am sure that my visit will be very productive and an excellent basis to establish a long-term collaboration between our groups.”
Other scholars who will visit Queen’s in the winter term include:
- Roy Howat, Royal Academy of Music, United Kingdom - Music
- Heather Schmidt, Music Academy of Dallas Texas, USA - Music
- Alon Harel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel - Law

Application forms for visits in the 2012-13 academic year are now available on the Principal’s Development Fund website.

 

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