Graduate students going to China as part of Shen Kuo program

News Release Release Date: April 8, 2013 2:20 p.m.

Twenty-five University of Regina graduate students will be travelling to China next month to present their research findings.

Details of the Shen Kuo program were announced at a news conference today at the University of Regina, which included comments from the Chinese Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Ambassador Zhang Junsai.

As part of the Shen Kuo program, 25 graduate students from the University of Regina will travel to China in May to present their research findings in Beijing. Last year, 13 students took part in the program. They are studying a wide range of topics, and come from the faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Arts, Education, Kinesiology and Health Studies, and Science. 

As well, those participants who are originally from China will travel to their home communities to present their research findings.

Two other students will travel to China to take part in the Shen Kuo Internship Program on Sustainability. They will spend three months as research interns on United Nations Development Program projects related to water resource management in China.  

University of Regina Vice-President (Research) Dr. Dennis Fitzpatrick said the Shen Kuo program builds on the long standing relationship the University of Regina has with China. 

“Former President Lloyd Barber began these efforts in the 1970s, and we continue to build on this strong foundation of good will. The Government of Saskatchewan's Growth Plan calls for greater engagement with China. The Shen Kuo program is a cost-effective promotional tool. Internationalism means we have to better communicate with our Chinese partners. Face-to-face meetings build our communication platform.”