PARIS, FRANCE (June 30, 2016) —The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities met in Paris today with the Council of Rectors (CRef) of Universities in the Federation Wallonia-Brussels. The U15 presidents and the Council’s rectors discussed common issues and pathways for collaboration between Belgium and Canada.
CRef represents six of Belgium’s leading French-speaking research-intensive universities.
“Our meeting today with CRef highlighted this unique opportunity to deepen the already substantial relationships among Canadian and Belgian research-intensive universities,” said U15 Chair Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo.
“By expanding our ties, we will promote even greater collaboration on world-leading scientific research, along with opportunities for increased mobility of faculty and students between our two countries.”