We Welcome the World Reception - Winter 2008

We Welcome the World Reception - Winter 2008

On March 3, 2008, 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, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia.

Dr. Ian Brindle, Interim Associate Vice-President of Research, gave a warm welcome speech that highlighted the important role that faculty research plays in the development of Brock University. 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. Jack Lightstone, President of Brock University; Dr. Terry Boak, Vice-President Academic & Provost; Dr. Charles Burton, Associate Professor of Political Science; Dr. Corrado Federici, Associate Dean of Humanities and Ms. Sheila Young, Director of Brock International.

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

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Dr. Jack Lightstone with this year participants in the VIP, VIS and UM programs.

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Ms. Kim Meade, Associate Vice-President of Student Services and Dr. Ian Brindle, Interim Associate Vice-President of Research with Mr. Mohamed Amine Soussi, UM participant from Tunisia and his Brock mentor in the Faculty of Business, Dr. Mohamed Ayadi

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Ms. Kim Meade and Dr. Ian Brindle wih Dr. Alexander Shevyrev, current VIP participant from Russia

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The guests enjoying the delicious deserts while listening to Dr. Brindle's speech

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Ms. Kim Meade and Dr. Ian Brindle with Ms. Zhao Jing, current VIS participant from China and her Brock mentor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, Dr. Cheng Luo

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Dr. Dong-Ho Shin, current VIP participant from South Korea along with Social Sciences Dean, Dr. David Siegel, Ms. Kim Meade and Dr. Ian Brindle

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Dr. Ian Brindle, Interim Associate Vice-President of Research, addressing the group.