U of G Delegation to Brazil

A University of Guelph delegation of four, headed by John Livernois, Interim VP Research, visited Brazil in February 2015. Objectives of the visit were: explore further funding opportunities; instigate partnerships with Brazilian universities; and forge robust relationships with Brazilian federal funding agencies. The delegation consisted of Anthony Clarke, Assistant VP (Graduate Studies and Program Quality Assurance); Sherri Cox, Executive Director, Global Development, Innovation, and Research; and Richard Heck, Guelph-Brazil Research Partnerships Coordinator. Listed below are the names of Brazilian universities and funding agencies that the delegation met with during their visit to Brazil:

Brazilian Universities:

  1. Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE)
  2. Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
  3. University of Brasília (UnB)
  4. University of São Paulo (USP)

Funding Agencies:

  1. Canadian Embassy
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  3. Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
  4. Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  5. Ministry of Education (Higher Education)
  6. Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
  7. Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
  8. A Fundação de Amparo à Ciência e Tecnologia de Pernambuco (FACEPE)
  9. Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo(FAPESP)
Left to right: Interim Vice-President of Research John Livernois and Alan Botanic, PhD, Brazil Representative of the Food and Agriculture Association, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Left to right: Silvio Romero de Barros Marques, Vice-Rector of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, and John Livernois, Interim Vice-President of Research, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Group shot of University of Guelph and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) delegates in the UFPE Rector's office.
Another group shot of University of Guelph and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) delegates in the UFPE Rector's office.
Left to right: Guelph-Brazil Research Partnerships Coordinator Richard Heck and Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies and Program Quality Assurance) Anthony Clarke, waiting for a taxi outside the Canadian Embassy in Brasília.