Delegate of the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao visits USJ Macao
Ms. Sarah Ip, Trade Commissioner (Education, Arts, and Cultural Industries) of the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, visited USJ to explore collaborative academic opportunities.
On 1 February, a Delegate of the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Macao to explore collaborative opportunities in various academic areas.
USJ members, led by the Vice-Rector for Internationalization and Academic Affairs, Professor Álvaro Barbosa, warmly welcomed the visit of Ms. Sarah Ip, Trade Commissioner (Education, Arts, and Cultural Industries) of the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao. The visit explored potential collaborations between USJ Macao and the Canadian Tertiary Education Institutions in various academic areas.
During the visit, Ms. Sarah Ip engaged in a productive discussion with Vice-Rector Barbosa with the presence of Manager of the International Affairs Office Mrs. Ana Paula Mota, Prof. Emil Marques from the Faculty of Business and Law, and Assistant Manager of the Communication and Public Relations Office (CPRO) Mr. Ben Lei. Ms. Ip was keen to explore possibilities of collaboration with the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL), the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH), and the Institute of Science and Environment (ISE). The primary objective is to identify opportunities for academic collaboration, fostering a rich exchange of knowledge and expertise between USJ faculties and Canadian Tertiary Education institutions.
One of the focal points of the discussions will be establishing student and faculty exchange programmes and short courses, including summer and winter courses, to be offered at Canadian tertiary education institutions. These programmes will allow students and faculty members from both institutions to participate in immersive learning experiences, gain international exposure, and broaden their horizons about China, Macao, the Greater Bay Area, and Canada. Likewise, it is an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in the Canadian academic setting to enrich their educational journey further. Yet, such exchanges will diversify academic perspectives and enhance cultural understanding between the two regions.
USJ Macao is committed to fostering global partnerships, and this visit from the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong marks an important step towards strengthening ties with Canadian Tertiary Education Institutions. The joint collaboration will pave the way for exciting academic opportunities, benefiting students, faculty, and the wider community.
[from left: Ben Lei, Ana Paula Mota, Álvaro Barbosa, Sarah Ip and Emil Marques]