PCG CALGARY WELCOMES THE SIGNING OF UPLB-USASK MOU ON ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH COLLABORATION
Calgary, 24 February 2023 – The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary welcomes the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Academic and Research Cooperation between the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) on 20 February 2023 on the sidelines of the Canada-in-Asia Conference in Singapore.
Dr. Jose D. Camacho, Jr., UPLB Chancellor, and Dr. Peter Stoicheff, USask President, signed the MOU, which aims to develop research collaboration, pursue academic cooperation, and promote mutual understanding between the two universities.
Under their partnership, UPLB and USask have identified strategic interests and synergies in certain areas, such as agriculture, food security, environment sustainability, planetary health, and climate change.
The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary helped establish the linkage between UPLB and USask, following the visit of Consul General Zaldy Patron to the USask campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and his in-person meeting with President Stoicheff on 5 September 2019.
In his various meetings and communications with the officials of the two universities from 2019 to 2022, Consul General Patron pushed for a formal cooperation between UPLB and USask.
“I wish to congratulate UPLB and USask for formalizing their partnership through the MOU they signed in Singapore. The collaboration between these two top universities, which both excel in various fields, especially in agriculture, will bring great benefits for both the Philippines and Canada,” said Consul General Patron.
The Philippine Consulate General has been actively promoting education cooperation between the Philippines and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.