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Event: Canada-Ukraine Centre hosting symposium in Saskatoon, scheduled for late September, 2009

Date Posted: May 22, 2009

The Canada-Ukraine Centre is hosting a symposium to include universities, colleges, research centres, and industry. The symposium theme is: Growing Canada-Ukraine Relations Through Science, Technology and Business. It is tentatively scheduled for September 21 and 22, 2009, and will be held at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Key Symposium Topics:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Energy and Environment
  • Health Care
  • Commercialization of Technologies


Invited Participants:

  • Representatives from Western Canadian universities, colleges and research centres who have, or would like to establish collaboration with universities, colleges and research centres in Ukraine.
  • Representatives from Ukraine that will include three Rectors (Presidents) from selected Universities and Colleges in Ukraine, two representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, (one representing education and one representing science) and a representative from the Science and Technology Centre of Ukraine. One Rector already identified to be invited will be from the Ivano-Frankivsk National University of Oil and Gas with whom the University of Regina has been collaborating with for a number of years. Another Rector under consideration is from the National Agricultural University of Ukraine. A third possible Rector to be invited will be from a medical university in Ukraine.
  • Government officials.
  • Industry Representatives.


Symposium Format:

  • A two-day symposium with the first day devoted to participant presentations on the selected topics. The second day devoted to round-table discussions on how to move forward with growing Canada-Ukraine relations through science and technology.


Symposium Location:

  • The symposium will be held at the Edwards School of Business facilities at the University of Saskatchewan.


Symposium Date:

  • Tentatively scheduled for September 21 and 22, 2009.


Expected Outcome:

  • Long-term linkages, cooperation and joint projects between Canada and Ukraine at the university, college, research centre and industry levels as well as the establishment of processes for the transfer of technologies in both directions and the associated commercialization of these technologies.


Symposium Supporters to Date:

  • Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan
  • Ministry of Advanced Education, Government of Saskatchewan
  • University of Regina
  • Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
  • International Research Office, University of Saskatchewan
  • Western Economic Diversification, Government of Canada


Symposium Host:

  • Canada-Ukraine Centre Inc.


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