We Welcome the World Reception - Fall 2007

We Welcome the World Reception - Fall 2007

On October 30, 2007, Brock International held its semi-annual We Welcome the World Reception to formally recognize its current participants in the VIP, VIS and UM programs. These international researchers come from a wide variety of countries such as Australia, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Russia and Thailand.

Dr. Terry Boak, Vice-President Academics & Provost, gave a warm welcome speech that highlighted the important role that Brock International plays in the university's internationalization policy. Later on, he and Ms. Kim Meade, Associate Vice-President of Student Services, presented appreciation gifts for the participants and their Brock mentors.

Apart from the program participants, other attendees to the reception were: Dr. Ian Brindle, Interim Associate Vice-President Research; Mr. John Kaethler, Director of International Services; Ms. Sheila Young, Director of Brock International and Mr. Renzo Bautista, Global Health Projects Coordinator.

The guests enjoyed a delectable menu while playing an international trivia game at the reception. Many of the questions were related to the scholar's countries of origin.

If you will like to obtain more information about the current VIP, VIS and UM participants, you can download the reception brochure.

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Ms. Kim Meade, Associate Vice-President of Student Services and Dr. Terry Boak, Vice-President Academic & Provost with Prof. Xianbin Yan, current VIS participant from China and his Brock academic contact, Dr. Alice Schutz

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Ms. Kim Meade and Dr. Terry Boak with Prof. Zhongqiong Xiao, current VIS participant from the Department of Applied Linguistics

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Dr. Johannes Schellekens, VIS participant from Puerto Rico receiving his appreciation gift from Dr. Terry Boak

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From left to right: Dr. Thomas Wolf, Department of Mathematics; Ms. Kim Meade, Dr. Sergey Tsarev, current VIS participant from Russia and Dr. Terry Boak

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During 2007, Dr. Thomas Wolf has been the Brock mentor of three international researchers. Here with Ms. Kim Meade, as well as with Dr. Eberhard Schrüfer, current VIS participant from Germany and Dr. Terry Boak

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Dr. Mohamed Al-Busaidi, VIS participant from the Department of Physics, receiving his appreciation gift from Dr. Terry Boak