International Research and Collaboration

The Teaching Support Centre

International Research and Collaboration

Friday, January 20, 2012
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Room 121, The D.B. Weldon Library

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The panel will explore the interpersonal and intercultural dimensions of establishing and continuing collaboration internationally, and address, among others:

•    the rewards and challenges of working with colleagues from around the world
•    strategies to successfully bridge differences in institutional, disciplinary and national cultures
•    how to prepare before visiting the overseas partners
•    navigating cultural differences in communication styles while maintaining partnerships with colleagues overseas
•    preparing students and colleagues for cultural transitions (pre-departure and upon return from overseas)


Dr. David Cechetto
Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Director of Rebuilding Health in Rwanda

Rebuilding Health in Rwanda was initiated in 2004 to facilitate capacity building in the nursing and medical schools in Rwanda, including educating nurses at the Kigali Health Institute and training doctors at the National University of Rwanda.

Dr. Greg Moran
Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science
Dr. Moran will take on the position of provost at Aga Khan University in July 2012. Aga Khan is a private university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service, with campuses and programs in Afghanistan, East Africa, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria and the United Kingdom. From his new office in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Moran will continue a connection with Western as a special advisor on developing partnerships with universities internationally.


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