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Developing Sustainable Research Partnerships in Africa (SDG 17) 

Purpose: In celebration of International Development Week, the University of Saskatchewan International Office hosted a Lunch and Learn event to provide an opportunity to learn more about USask’s current collaborations in Africa and make new connections between researchers already working in and/or interested in working in Africa. 

Audience: This event was for all leaders, faculty, and staff with a history of collaboration in Africa, and/or an interest in pursuing collaborations and partnerships in Africa. 

Date: Friday February 9th, 2024   

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Agenda: click here.

This was an in-person event only which was well attended. A group of faculty interested in Africa will be meeting regularly moving forward. If you are interested in connecting with this group please contact international.office@usask.ca

Biennial Symposium on Communications (BSC) is a prestigious international research conference in communications, information theory, and signal processing. Organized since 1962 by Queen’s University, the Symposium is now presented by the Canadian Society of Information Theory, and its 30th edition will be hosted online by the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, from June 28 to June 30, 2021. It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this event by submitting previously unpublished contributions from a broad range of topics in communications, information theory, and signal processing. We are excited to have influential plenary and tutorial speakers addressing popular and emerging topics in signal processing and communications. We look forward to your support and participation in BSC 2021!

University of Saskatchewan Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Ha Nguyen is the Chair of this prestigious international research conference.

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Keynote Speakers:

Yonina Eldar, Weizmann Institute of Science, IsraelAmir Khandani, University of Waterloo, CanadaMarco De Renzo, CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay University, FranceWei Yu, University of Toronto, Canada

Tutorial Speakers:

Hien Q. Ngo, Queen's University Belfast, UKBruno Clerkx, Imperial College London, UK

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is hosting a series of podcasts on internationalization and the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Podcast 1 - Internationalization and the SDGs part 1

Podcast 2 - Internationalization and the SDGs part 2

Podcast 3 - Internationalization and the SDGs part 3

Link to all available and upcoming podcasts.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Saskatchewan hosted the 2023 CBIE Western Regional Meeting. This event focused on the future of international education through a series of breakout sessions, roundtables and networking activities. 

To contribute to the University of Saskatchewan International Blueprint for Action and the international relationship development envisioned by the International Education and Jurisdictional Initiatives Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, the International Office, Student Recruitment and International Student and Study Abroad teams have been working together to organize a series of “Country Conversations”.

“Country Conversations” is an exciting series of global dialogue which aims to unite our campus community and encourage global learning from our faculty who have in-depth experience working with select countries and communities. We envision that this series will not only help administrative units to share knowledge obtained from foreign governments and partner universities but also lead to academic units’ engaging in international endeavors, including research, and stakeholder development, trust and confidence building with faculty, researchers, and staff. Through the cultivation of trust and confidence between our faculty, staff and researchers peer-to-peer mentorship opportunities can be fully leveraged to enable the USask to be a global university—a University the world needs. 

Upcoming Events:

TBA for 2023

Past Events:

Japan
September 22, 2021

Included a presentation of USask's engagement and funding opportunities with Japan, a panel discussion and a Q&A session. The panel was moderated by Dr. Carin Holroyd, Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, College of Arts and Science. The three panelists included:

  • Dr. Chary Rangacharyulu – Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, College of Arts and Science
  • Dr. Jaswant Singh – Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Karen Tanino – Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Mexico and Latin America
November 22, 2021

Included a presentation of USask's engagement and funding opportunities with Mexico and Latin America, a panel discussion and a Q&A session. The panel was moderated by Mr. Danny Freire, Manager, Student Recruitment. Teaching and Learning. The three panelists included:

  • Dr. Veronica Campanucci – Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine
  • Dr. Alexander Moewes – Canada Research Chair; Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Jim Robson – UNESCO Co-Chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation and Renewal; Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

France
May 19, 2022

During the May Country Conversations, USask was thrilled to welcome Dr. Chantal Barin (PhD, HDR), Science and Higher Education Attachée with the Cultural and Scientific Services French Embassy in Canada (Vancouver). Dr. Barin delivered a presentation on France-Canada higher education collaboration priorities and funding support; she was joined by three USask faculty members as panelists to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise on building longstanding collaborations with partners in France. University of Saskatchewan panelists included:

  • Dr. Stella Spriet—Associate Professor, Language,  Literature, Cultural Studies; and, Head-French  Studies, Grad Chair
  • Dr. Lenaic Couedel—Associate Professor, Graduate Chair, Physics & Engineering Physics
  • Dr. Tom Warkentin—Professor, Plant Sciences,  Crop Development Centre; and, Ministry of  Agriculture Strategic Research Program (SRP) Chair  in Pulse Crop Breeding and Genetics

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) in collaboration with Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute hosted the Prairies Regional Conference, Engaging India – Engaging Canada: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on October 20-21, 2022. For more details on the conference program please see below.

The conference was a major international engagement initiative of USask focusing on India, which is a priority country for international research collaboration. We have confirmed participation from the seven prairie universities including Manitoba, Regina, Saskatchewan, Calgary, Alberta, Lethbridge, and Athabasca.

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A PDF version of the above poster can be found here.

Please find the Conference Program here.

For questions, please contact: international.office@usask.ca 

The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, in partnership with the International Office, University of Saskatchewan, is pleased to invite you to a 2-day workshop on the Feminist Lens in Development with leading Canadian expert on gender equality, Karen Craggs-Milne in Saskatoon.  This is open to community based organizations, university students, academics, and the general public. 

This 2-day workshop will cover everything from the foundational concepts of gender equality, to the new Feminist International Assistance Policy in Canada and impacts for Canadian NGOs, to gender-based analysis for programming. 

Date: Monday, March 27th & Tuesday, March 28th 
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $20 per person (includes lunch and snacks)
Location: Montcalm Stewart Room (2nd Floor), Marquis Hall, University of Saskatchewan

Day 1:
Gender Equality Concepts 
Gender Equality within Organizations

Day 2:
Feminist International Assistance Program (FIAP) Requirements
Gender Equality in Program Design 

Space is limited to 40, so please register as soon as possible. 

About the trainer: Karen Craggs-Milne has extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-sensitive programming within the international development sector, and specifically with Plan International Canada and their Because I Am A Girl campaign. Karen also planned several Annual Technical Roundtables around Gender Equality in collaboration with the Canadian government, leading sector experts and NGOs from around the world. Karen is an Obama White House recognized Gender Equality Changemaker (2016). Karen has a bilingual B.A. in International Studies with Honors from Glendon College, York University and a M.Sc. in International Development Management with Merit, from the London School of Economics, in the UK. 

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Canada has recently joined the Horizon Europe funding scheme as an associated country. This significant development provides Canada with access to the world’s most extensive research and innovation collaboration program, with a budget of €95.5 billion (CDN$140 billion) over 2021-2027. Canadian researchers can now apply under Pillar II (€53 billion) of Horizon Europe funding calls that address “Global challenges and European industrial competitiveness” under six thematic clusters (Health; Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society; Civil Security for Society; Digital, Industry and Space; Climate, Energy and Mobility; Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment).

The USask International Office hosted an information session to help researchers and staff navigate Pillar II of Horizon Europe, the steps to apply, things to consider (challenges and tips), and how our team can support you in developing Horizon Europe funding applications. 

Date: April 25
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

For more information visit our Funding Opportunities Page.

USask and our partners, the Embassy of Bangladesh in the Netherlands and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) hosted a hybrid roundtable on Bangladesh Agriculture, Future Issues and Opportunities.

Date: Monday May 6, 2024
Time: 7:00am - 10:00am (Saskatoon, Canada)

Join key policy-makers, entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers as they address key questions on production, distribution, and climate resilience in the world’s largest, active delta.

Beyond the past five decades of progress, what challenges remain for farming and food security in Bangladesh? How can stakeholders roll out knowledge, technology and innovation in an effective and sustainable manner? What opportunities will encourage entrepreneurs and startups to accelerate agricultural innovation?

With participation of regional and international experts, the Roundtable will strive to move beyond conventional dialogue, and identify what can be undertaken/initiated, practically and impactfully.

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Join us for this virtual event featuring women in STEMM (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) from the University of Tasmania and University of Saskatchewan. These accomplished women (for bio click here) will reflect upon the impact of openly sharing research and resources, aligning research with the SDGs, and why inclusion in STEMM matters. 

Wednesday March 8th 4pm CST

Thursday March 9th 9am AEDT

https://usask-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpceyurDIsHd1k4OziKm8213M1Ap9fTNmX

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The University of Saskatchewan (USask) International Office was pleased to partner on the 27th National Congress on Rural Education in Canada, with the theme of Rural Education for a Sustainable Future.  You may be aware of our USask People Around the World (PAW) initiative—this year we were thrilled to partner with the National Congress to advance sustainable education through national and global perspectives!

The 27th Congress was hybrid (in-person and/or virtual) and took place on March 27-28, 2022.  The event included dynamic keynote speakers and several panels (including from international presenters), in the area of rural and remote education. The Congress highlighted global perspectives on rural and remote education and sustainability research, and engendered exciting discussions between educators, school and system leaders, parents, community members, and researchers.

Conference Website

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: selu.info@usask.ca

For information on past USask People Around the World (PAW) Conferences please see below:

PAW 2020

PAW 2021 

Greetings from Saskatchewan, Canada.

On behalf of the Saskatchewan Education Alliance Group on International Research, Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, I kindly invite you to attend the virtual and recorded Local Action, Global Impact: Building Awareness on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Saskatchewan’s Postsecondary Education event on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan).

This event, hosted in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan, will raise awareness on how Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be addressed in higher education, and provides a unique opportunity to engage with key stakeholders to further advance SDGs across Canada.

We have a great line up of speakers representing different sectors, including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; United Nations Global Compact; International Institute for Sustainable Development; Sustainable Development Solutions Network; University of Saskatchewan; University of Regina; Saskatchewan Polytechnic; and Parkland College. The Honourable Gene Makowsky, Minister of Advanced Education, Government of Saskatchewan, will be present to bring opening remarks. Please view the agenda here.  

Given the broad scope of the SDGs, this event will focus only on the four SDGs that best relate to our mandates as higher education institutions:

  • SDG 4: Quality Education;
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth;
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities; and,
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

The diverse audience of academics, students and representatives from higher education institutions, and government officials will enable a rich and engaging discussion on the topic of the SDGs.

Saskatchewan is the first province in Canada to have a provincial table whose members include representatives from higher education institutions and officials from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education. Our role is to work collectively in advancing the SDGs locally, nationally and internationally.                  

On behalf of the Saskatchewan Education Alliance Group, I request you to accept our kind invitation. We will be truly honoured if you could attend.

Please click on the following link to register for the event before April 10.

Registration for Local Action, Global Impact Event

Please note that the event will be recorded. Login details will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours prior to the event.

Sincerely,
Dr. Meghna Ramaswamy, Chair
Saskatchewan Education Alliance Group on International Research, Development and the Sustainable Development Goals

Global Conversations

The next global conversation TBD.

The Visiting Professors Global Conversations Series is presented by the International Office.