Kwantlen Polytechnic University President and Vice Chancellor John McKendry is in Brazil until May 2, 2012 to explore opportunities for university partnerships in the country and promote Kwantlen as a destination for Brazilian students.
McKendry is joined by over 30 Canadian university presidents in the mission to build and strengthen partnerships in research, innovation and higher education. Identified as one of the BRIC countries, Brazil, along with Russia, India and China, are known as large and emerging economic powers.
“The mission to Brazil, being led by Canada’s Governor General, Dr. David Johnson, who served as Principal of McGill University and as President of the University of Waterloo, is a major event,” says McKendry. “It supports the International Education policy announced recently by Premier Christy Clark and also the priority given by the Prime Minister and Government of Canada to significantly increase the ties between Canada and Brazil in higher education and student mobility, research and development, and business and industry.”