Tuesday, April 24 – Departure for Brazil
Depart for Rio de Janeiro this evening. Official program begins tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 25 – Afternoon arrival, Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Briefing session on higher education and research in Brazil.
Thursday April 26 – Conference and roundtable, Rio de Janeiro
Conference of the Americas on International Education:
Opening session of the Conference of the Americas on International Education.
Opening address by the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.
AUCC university presidents’ roundtable:
Participation in a roundtable with Brazilian counterparts to discuss bilateral activities.
Friday April 27 – Canada-Brazil Innovation Forum, São Paulo
Participation in the Canada-Brazil Innovation Forum to explore successful models of university-industry linkages to advance research and innovation in key sectors of mutual interest.
Saturday April 28 – Institutional visits, Campinas, São Paulo
Institutional visit to UNICAMP (University of Campinas) in Campinas and a tour of industry and research facilities.
Sunday, April 29 – No scheduled events, Rio de Janeiro
Monday April 30 – Institutional visits, Rio de Janeiro
Institutional visits with local higher education institutions and research facilities.
Tuesday May 1: Arrival in Brasilia
Briefings from representatives of the Canadian embassy and official welcome by the Canadian Ambassador.
Wednesday May 2 – Meetings with government officials, Brasilia
Institutional visit to the University of Brasilia.
Meetings with key government officials: Ministry of Education and the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES), the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)
Meeting with the National Service for Industrial Apprenticeship (SENAI) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA).