Japan-Canada Academic Consortium
The Japan-Canada Academic Consortium is an outcome of the Canada-Japan University Rectors Roundtable which took place at York University in Toronto in November 2004. In November 2006, Meiji University approached York University with a formal proposal to develop this binational consortium; since then, the Prince Takamado Japan Centre at the University of Alberta has taken on the role of Canadian secretariat for the Consortium. Currently, there are eleven Canadian universities and twelve Japanese universities that are members of the Consortium.
The Japan-Canada Academic Consortium aims to promote the exchange of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and teachers, and to encourage a movement of ideas and knowledge between the two countries.
Through the collaboration of the different Universities, the Consortium hopes to benefit the part as well as the whole by disseminating accumulated knowledge in an effective manner. By making it easier to share knowledge and ideas, post-secondary institutions will benefit from access to information that was previously limited by physical constraints.
For information about past and upcoming Student Forums, please check the official website of the Japan-Canada Academic Consortium at www.jacac.com, or contact the Prince Takamado Japan Centre.