Canada-Brazil : University-Industry Partnerships for Innovation and Mobility

By Leila Monteiro Lins

Hosted by: Ryerson University, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and Universities Canada

Date: June 18, 2015

Time:Roundtable: 13:00-17:30

Networking reception: 18:00-20:00 (TBC)

Location:Thomas Lounge, Oakham House Building

Ryerson University – 55 and 63 Gould Street – Toronto, ON



This event is being held on the occasion of the visiting delegation of Brazilian rectors of the Association of Brazilian Rectors of State and Municipal Universities (ABRUEM). ABRUEM is a member-based association representing 46 Brazilian public state and municipal universities. Its member universities are located in 20 states across Brazil, and comprise approximately 50 percent of the public Brazilian university student body (900,000 students.)

ABRUEM is leading a delegation of Brazilian university rectors to Canada this June13-26, 2015. The mission is framed as the first official return visit of the April 2012 university presidents’ mission to Brazil, coordinated by AUCC and led by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The program consists of institutional visits and meeting with Canadian higher education stakeholders, government and private sector in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto/GTA, Vancouver/Whistler and Calgary.


The objectives of the mission are:

. To identify opportunities for institutional partnerships with Canadian universities in the areas of student and faculty exchange/mobility, joint programming and research collaboration.

. To share best practices in university leadership.

. To share best practices in research administration and research/innovation partnerships between universities, industry and non-governmental organizations.

. To discuss international mobility and experiential learning models and programs, including the Science without Borders program.

. To gain a better understanding of the Canadian higher education system, differentiated provincial education systems and research funding mechanisms.


The Canada-Brazil Dialogue on University-Industry Partnerships for Innovation and Mobility will bring together university, private sector and government leaders from the Greater Toronto Area in order to forge new partnerships for research and innovation between universities and industry and discuss international mobility and experiential learning models and programs, including the Science without Borders program.


Please confirm your participation with Rachel Lindsey, Senior Policy Analyst, Research, Policy and International Relations at Universities Canada: / (613) 563-1236 ext. 280.


Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover magazine in Canada.

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