We Welcome the World Summer Reception 2009

We Welcome the World Summer Reception 2009

On July 09, 2009, Brock International hosted the We Welcome the World Summer Reception 2009, to formally recognize this term's newest participants in the VIP, VIS and UM programs. These international researchers come from a wide variety of countries such as Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Pakistan, South Korea, Spain, The Netherlands and Tunisia.

Dr. Greg Finn, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic, gave a warm welcome speech that highlighted the important role that Brock International plays in the university's internationalization policy. Kim Meade, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Student Services echoed the warm welcome into the Brock University community, in particular noting the exciting prospect of the new International building on East campus. With construction already underway and an expected completion time of June 2010, future participants in our programs can look forward to new space and resources dedicated for their use in the new building. Later on in the reception, participants were presented with awards to formally recognize their valued participation and contribution to Brock University.

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. The event was a good opportunity for networking – as evidenced by the significant exchanging of email addresses and jotting down of contact information among participants and Reception attendees!

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Ms. Kim Meade, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Student Services

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Sheila Young, Director and International Liaison Officer

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Dr.Greg Finn, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic

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Dr.Greg Finn and Ms.Kim Meade with Mr.Houzhen Huang, current VIS participant from China and his Brock mentor Dr. Marion Bredin, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film.

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Dr.Greg Finn with Ms. Maria Luz Sanchez Ares, current VIS participant from Spain

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Dr.Greg Finn and Ms.Kim Meade with Dr.Mohammed Ayad, current VIP participant from France and his Brock mentor Dr. Omar Kihel, Department of Mathematics

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Dr.Greg Finn with Dr.Yong Liu, current VIS participant from China

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Dr.Greg Finn and Ms.Kim Meade with Ms.Salwa Helmy Aly Youssef, current VIS participant from Egypt and her Brock mentor Dr. Dolana Mogadime, Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

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Dr.Greg Finn and Ms.Kim Meade with Ms.Yingxin Li, current VIS participant from China and her Brock mentor Dr. Alice Schutz, Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

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Dr.Greg Finn with Ms.Asma Bouchekoua, current VIS participant from Tunisia and her Brock mentor Dr. Samir Trabelsi, Department of Accounting

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Dr.Greg Finn and Ms.Kim Meade with Ms.Hasna Chaibi, current VIS participant from Tunisia and her Brock mentor Dr. Samir Trabelsi, Department of Accounting

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Dr.Greg Finn and Ms.Kim Meade with Dr. ByungWoo Kim, current VIS participant from Korea and his Brock mentor Dr. Unyong Pyo, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems

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The guests enjoying the delicious desserts while getting to know each other