2019 International News

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Making it Count - the Journey from Refugee to Ph.D.

Ella Elazkany was one of the recipients of the President's Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons in 2017. Now, she is convocating with a master's in Mathematical Finance and is gearing up for her Ph.D.

UAlberta researcher plays a lead role in international research on African immigrant and refugee health

Through Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Dr. Salami has been able to partner her research with universities in Ghana, South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Netherlands, New Zealand, the US and other institutions in Canada to help improve healthcare outcomes for migrants and refugees throughout Africa.

Call for Concept Note announced: Fund for Innovation and Transformation

Testing Innovative Solutions to Advance Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls

UAlberta leads German-Canadian dialogue on innovation through intersectional gender analysis at Berlin Week of Science

UAlberta has long collaborated closely with institutions all across Europe and particularly in Germany, making it a natural fit to bring research from across Alberta across the Atlantic for an international audience.

UAlberta celebrates International Education Week 2019

Stay tuned for a new story each day this week in celebration of #IEW2019!

A Transition to remember: making friends for life at Orientation

"I think every student coming to Edmonton for the first time should go through the Transitions program. They'll never have to feel alone."

UAlberta welcomes Pacific Alliance students and trainees to help address extractive sector issues in Latin America

The CPASP program sees universities all across Canada offering short courses, certificates and professional master's degree scholarships to government employees in the Pacific Alliance countries.

UAlberta International works with partners HFLOC and GCCIR to host Humboldt expert

UAlberta International was proud to work with our partners, the German-Canadian Center for Innovation and Research, and the Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office of Canada, to host Dr. Sandra Rebok, an internationally-regarded expert on Alexander von Humboldt, as part of the Humboldt 250 celebratory year.

Indian High Commissioner visits UAlberta

On October 2nd, 2019, His Excellency Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada visited the University of Alberta.

UAlberta International hosts Webinar with Fulbright Canada

On September 24th, 2019, UAlberta International hosted a webinar with Fulbright Canada to raise the profile of Fulbright funding programs among UAlberta faculty, staff, graduate students, and researchers.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship - 2019 Competition

Universities Canada has launched a fourth round of funding through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) Program.

Fostering Energy Leadership: UAlberta provides global perspectives in 2019 Worldwide Universities Network Summer School

21 students from 13 member universities in the WUN travelled to UAlberta to learn about energy transitions from faculty and researchers across many disciplines.

HIH Princess Takamado visits UAlberta

On August 30th, 2019, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan visited the University of Alberta.

Minister of International Trade Diversification Announces $148 Million Investment into the International Education Strategy

The Honorable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification announces that the Government of Canada would be investing $147.9 million into the new International Education Strategy.

A new lens on life at home and abroad: UAlberta students discover fresh world views through the Certificate in International Learning

Two students share their personal experiences and how their worldviews shifted through UAlberta's CIL program.

Global Affairs Canada Call for Proposals announced: Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent Girls and Children

Explore this latest funding opportunity from Global Affairs Canada.

Rwandan math and science teachers undergo assessment training

University of Alberta faculty members facilitate training in Rwanda

Dr. Stefan Gehrold gives Public Lecture at UAlberta

UAlberta International hosts German politician Dr. Stefan Gehrold for lecture and Stammtisch.

Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada visits UAlberta

Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada, Yadmaa Ariunbold has been to Alberta on May 16-18, 2019 on a working visit.

Thammasat University professor visits UAlberta International

Symposium tackles thorny issues of international research

University research administrators from across Canada gathered at U of A to discuss common issues in an age of increasing global partnerships.

UAlberta International meets with His Excellency Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada

On Friday, June 14 a delegation from UAlberta led by Dr Cen Huang, Interim Vice-President and Vice-Provost (International) hosted a lunch meeting in Calgary with His Excellency Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada on the sidelines of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute's Conference and Reception.

UAlberta offers capacity building expertise at 2019 Global Petroleum Show

UAlberta connected with delegates from Algeria, Nigeria, and the Ukraine for a capacity building session at this year's GPS.

UAlberta & RWTH Aachen research exchange fuels innovative concepts

"This exchange has allowed me to bring my knowledge back to UAlberta and work with our students to expand the knowledge base here," says UAlberta's Ying Tsui, Associate Dean (Research and Internationalization) of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Yemeni scholar finds refuge at UAlberta

For postdoctoral fellow Abdullah Gharamah, the UAlberta experience has been a "spark at the end of a long dark tunnel."

Creating an impact: How UAlberta students are changing the way we think about waste

In hopes of creating change, UAlberta students are championing a new way of thinking when it comes to feminine hygiene products.

UAlberta and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation celebrate renewed commitment to Canada-Germany relations

Agreement renewal sets stage for continued academic and research cooperation between both countries via the Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office in Canada (HFLOC)

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Aga Khan University visits UAlberta

The University of Alberta was pleased to welcome on April 25-26 a delegation of 11 representatives of Aga Khan University (AKU), led by their provost Carl Amrhein.

Engage India: new UAlberta professors' network aims to enhance academic exchange between Canada and India

Canada and US academics exchange ideas and research through Fulbright

To date, 17 Fulbright scholars have travelled to UAlberta to continue their research.

Sewing for Peace

Sewing Peace is the brainchild of Pedram Veisi, a University of Alberta Master of Science graduate and former resident of International House, a residence for Canadian and international students.

From Coahuila to Edmonton: an artist's career takes shape

In 2003, Serrano left Coahuila, in northern Mexico, and arrived in Edmonton.

Explore the latest edition of International Update - international news for the UAlberta community

Get the latest international news for the UAlberta community - in this edition we cover International Week, WUN collaboration, new funding opps and more!

Call for Proposals announced by Global Affairs Canada: Women as agents of change in the Americas

Global Affairs Canada has launched a call for preliminary proposals to enhance gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

Tackle the UN's Sustainable Development Goals at International Week 2019!

UAlberta's annual International Week is a chance for you to hear various perspectives from around the world, and to engage in deep conversations about global issues. Each year International Week has a theme that all of I-Week's speakers, talks and events focus on - this year we address the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Call for applications: Internationalization at Home in Science (i@Home)

The i@Home program will provide grants of $6,500 each to science professors and instructors at Campus Alberta institutions to develop and pilot new approaches to internationalizing Alberta classrooms, students, and science curriculum.

Global Academic Leadership Program Cohort Composes and Performs Song

The latest cohort of the Global Academic Leadership Program has composed and performed a song celebrating their time at the University of Alberta and cultural links between Canada and China.

From Maastricht to Edmonton: Worldwide Universities Network Cultivates International Research Connections

Michielse returned to Edmonton in the fall of 2018 to join Malykhin in his lab as part of a larger partnership the University of Alberta has with the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

KGP - Alberta Collaboration

IIT KGP and University of Alberta (UoA), one of Canada's top ranking university have rekindled their partnership with an MoU signed on January 14, 2019.

Government of Canada Calls for Proposals

Explore these two opportunities offered via Global Affairs Canada.