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Celebrating 35 years of partnerships with China

By Costa Maragos Posted: November 16, 2016 6:00 a.m.

(l-r) Bryan Wilson, Kate Zhang, Kirsten Kraus, and Tantan Xie, University of Regina alumni, are set to celebrate the Canada-China partnerships anniversary.
(l-r) Bryan Wilson, Kate Zhang, Kirsten Kraus, and Tantan Xie, University of Regina alumni, are set to celebrate the Canada-China partnerships anniversary. Photo by Rae Graham – U of R Photography.

It’s a celebration 35 years in the making.

“Rediscovering China” is a celebration of the University of Regina’s fruitful partnerships and collaborations with Chinese partner universities and institutions. It’s part of the 2016 International Education Week being celebrated on campus November 21 to 24.

Since the signing of the first international agreement with a Chinese institution in 1981, China has been a key partner country of the University. Currently there are 507 undergraduate, 146 graduate, and 140 English as a Second Language students from China. In addition, the University of Regina has hosted over 260 visiting professors and researchers from across China.

China Week
For a list of the weeklong events please visit here. 

"We appreciate our 35 years of meaningful academic and cultural collaborations with our friends in China,” says Livia Castellanos, Associate Vice-President (International) and Chief International Officer at UR International. "Together we offer countless new opportunities for our respective students and scholars.”

UR International has planned exciting events for International Education Week for students, faculty, staff and the wider community, including:

  • Opportunities to go to China on an academic exchange or as a visiting professor/researcher.
  • China as an inspiration for architecture, arts, and design
  • “Go Away Mr. Tumor” - a film of Chinese modern cinema
  • Photo exhibit, titled "China – A Visual Journey," featuring the richness of   landscapes of modern China
  • Economic ties between China and the Province of Saskatchewan

UR International is hosting "A Culinary Delight” celebration on the evening of Wednesday November 23 in the Multipurpose Room in the Dr. William Riddell Centre, to highlight the richness of Chinese cuisine by holding a cooking showcase and competition.

Tickets for this event are for sale at Confucius Institute in College West (Room 112) for $10.

For more information on International Education Week please contact International.Relations@uregina.ca.