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partnerships. For Canadian universities, there is interest in gaining
more international students-in particular, talented graduate students. Research collaborations are the next area of greatest interest.
For the Latin Americans, Cahoon says that areas of greatest interest
include doctoral education, opportunities for internships and shortterm work placements, visits of faculty members, and innovative
technology. He adds that university governance systems are also
of great interest, as in Latin America there is typically election of a
university president, whereas in many North American institutions,
authority is vested in an academic senate.
One Canadian leader in Latin American partnerships has been
Université de Montréal (UdeM), which has 100 formal agreements,
both general and specific, with Latin American HEIs. "UdeM has
been active in Latin America for the past two decades and, like all
our partnerships, there are three main objectives: student mobility,
faculty mobility (aimed at teaching), and research cooperation," says
Stephanie Dion, UdeM's director of international relations.
"One of our most active partnerships with Brazil started in 2009,
when two professors, one from our Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
the other from our Faculty of Education, had collaborations with
colleagues at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) that they
wished to formalize," says Dion. "Since 2009, there has been a grow-

ing number and type of collaborations with UNESP. Going beyond
traditional student mobility, UdeM has hosted a number of graduate
students and research exchanges through funding programs such as
Sciences without Borders, the Emerging Leaders in the Americas
Program (Canada), or the MITACS-Globalink internship program.
Our Institute for Research on Cancer and Immunology (IRIC) has
also received provincial funding to organize a joint international
doctoral school with UNESP in Brazil in 2014. Five PhD students
who participated in this school were then identified to participate
in IRIC's summer school at UdeM. In addition, UdeM and UNESP
signed a joint PhD thesis supervision agreement in 2013. The fields
of scientific collaboration have also diversified and now include
chemistry, educational sciences, health administration, surgery, and
veterinary medicine. UNESP is one of the top universities in Brazil
as well as Latin America more broadly, and this partnership allows
UdeM to access scientific expertise in Brazil and for each partner to
conduct value-added international research collaborations."
IE
DAVID TOBENKIN is a freelance journalist based in the Washington,
D.C. area. His last article for International Educator magazine was "New
Zealand: Small Country, Big Destination," in the January/February
2016 issue. He wrote the feature story for the France supplement
accompanying this issue.

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