News 2013

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB) VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Research Department, in collaboration with the Institutions for Development Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is now accepting applications for the newly established Visiting Research Scholars Program on Citizen Security themes.

This program was created to address a growing demand for knowledge to support the design of public policies and operational loans in public policy areas to prevent and reduce urban crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.

To achieve this goal, the program seeks to foster close collaboration among academics, the IDB staff, and Government officials in charge of the design and implementation of reforms focused on improving public safety.

The program is housed at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC. Visiting Scholars are required to be in residence for the duration of their appointment, which can range from four months (preferably not less than six months) to 12 months.

Start Date: Multiple dates between April 2014 and March 2015
Salary: Competitive
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014
Fields: Economics, Political Science or related fields

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DAAD PROGRAM DEADLINES APPROACHING
The deadline for applications to both the DAAD's University Summer Course Grant and Intensive Language Courses in Germany is December 15th.

This University Summer Course Grant facilitates the participation of undergraduate students in three or four week summer programs offered by German universities in a broad range of disciplines. Details on this program, including a database containing the many courses on offer, can be found at: https://www.daad.org/summercourse

The Intensive Language Course Program supports graduate students from North American universities attend eight week intensive language courses at Germany's leading language institutes. Details on this program can be found at:
https://www.daad.org/languagecourses

January 31st, 2014 is the deadline for the DAAD"s Undergraduate Scholarship program. This funds study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany with a further goal of supporting study abroad in Germany and at German universities.Details on this opportunity can be found at: https://www.daad.org/undergrad


DATABASE FOR RISE AND RISE PROFESSIONAL NOW OPEN!
 
Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) is for students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics, who are interested in gaining research and work experience in an international setting.

A database with the internship opportunities open to North American undergraduate and graduate students is now open and application will be accepted through to January 31, 2014..

For more information on the program and access to the internship database, visit: www.daad.de/rise-programs/en/


UM ENGAGES PHILIPPINE EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
December 5, 2013 By Helen Sophia Chua Balderama

In October 2013, the University of Manitoba (UM) visited the Philippines to explore partnership opportunities with education institutions in the country. The Philippines, alongside India and China, have consistently ranked as the top three source countries for immigrants to Manitoba (2010-2012) .  Education is a key area where strategic partnerships can be mutually beneficial for Manitobans and Filipinos and UM sees such opportunities aligned to its mission of contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.

Dr. Lori Wallace, Dean, Faculty of Extended Education (EE) and President, Canadian Virtual University (CVU), Ms. Stephanie Olson, Director, English Language Studies and International Programs, EE and Ms. Helen Sophia Chua Balderama, Internationalization Officer, Office of International Relations (OIR) consulted with De La Salle University (DLSU), Philippine Normal University (PNU), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), SEAMEO Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH), Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) Manila Office, and the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

UM with De La Salle University Officials

Lori Wallace and Stephanie Olson (Extended Education) and Helen Balderama (Office of International Relations) with SEAMEO officials and staff

    UM at the SEAMEO-INNOTECH



DAAD IC TORONTO NOVEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER 
November 5, 2013



NTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES E-BULLETIN
Vol. 10, No 09, November 2013



G20 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AT THE U OF M - STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS DISCUSS THEIR TRIP TO THE G20 YOUTH FORUM IN ST. PETERSBURG
September 9, 2013 The Manitoban by Quinn Richert

Earlier this year, the University of Manitoba sent a delegation of students and faculty to the G20 Youth Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Last week, to coincide with the actual G20 summit, participants reported on their experiences at a public presentation on the Fort Garry campus. <more>

FROM RUSSIA WITH INSIGHT.  STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS TO HOST G20 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENT
August 15, 2013 By Cameron Zywina And Rebecca Kunzman

This past April, a delegation of students,faculty and staff representing the University of Manitoba participated in the 8th annual G20 Youth Forum, held in St. Petersburg, Russia. <more>


TAKE AWAYS FROM BARCELONA: ENGAGE   
August 9, 2013 By Helen Sophia Chua Balderama

Two weeks ago I was in Barcelona for the 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education themed "Let's build transformative knowledge to drive social change" organised by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI). Despite news of gloom and economic woes in Europe (particularly Southern Europe), my overall experience of the city is quite positive. And why not? With such historic and artistic surroundings – and of course tapas – one cannot help but appreciate life there. <more>


DREAMS OF A CURE:  MITACS GLOBALINK RESEARCH INTERN DANIEL OROZCO INVESTIGATES GENE LINKED TO COMPLEX CHRONIC DISEASES
August 6, 2013

“Since I was a child, I have always had an inherent interest for all things science, specifically in chemistry and biology,” explains Daniel Orozco, a Mitacs Globalink Research Intern posted at the University of Manitoba. <more>
 

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