On 2018 October 9th, CAP President, Bruce Gaulin, and JPS President, Hikaru Kawamura, signed a Reciprocal Agreement between CAP and JPS. The signing ceremony, which was organized by the CAP’s Director of International Affairs, Rituparna Kanungo, was held at the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa, hosted by His Excellency Kimihiro Ishikane, Ambassador of Japan.
The signing ceremony was followed by a round table discussion on possible ways of supporting the mobility of students and collaborative exchanges between researchers.
Participants in this event included (left to right in the front row of photo): His Excellency Kimihiro Ishikane (Ambassador of Japan), Bruce Gaulin (CAP President, McMaster Univ.), Hikaru Kawamura (JPS President, Osaka Univ.) and Rituparna Kanungo (CAP Director of International Affairs, Saint Mary’s Univ.); (left to right in the back row of photo): Shiho Fujiwara (Embassy of Japan), Pawel Hawrylak (Univ. of Ottawa), Ashley Jean-Marie (Global Affairs Canada), Francine Ford (CAP Executive Director), Richard MacKenzie (CAP Board member, Univ. de Montréal), Alain Bellerive (Carleton Univ.), Elizabeth Boston (NSERC), Marie D’Iorio (RSC), and Douglas Bonn (SBQMI).
The CAP extends their thanks to Ms. Shiho Fujiwara, Ms. Nandita Jokhu, and Ms. Satoko Trivers from the Embassy of Japan for their invaluable support with the arrangements.