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.
Dr. Jack Lightstone with this year participants in the VIP, VIS and UM programs.
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
Ms. Kim Meade and Dr. Ian Brindle wih Dr. Alexander Shevyrev, current VIP participant from Russia
The guests enjoying the delicious deserts while listening to Dr. Brindle's speech
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
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
Dr. Ian Brindle, Interim Associate Vice-President of Research, addressing the group.