York extends its international reach

Representatives from York International and the Office of the VP Academic & Provost signed new collaboration agreements with three universities recently. Two of the agreements – the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB) and the University of Jos, Nigeria – were endorsed during visits by officials from the universities at signing ceremonies in June. The third agreement signed is with the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Right: From left, UB’s Vice-Provost for International Education Stephen Dunnett and Provost Satish Tripathi sign an agreement with Sheila Embleton, then VP academic & provost for York University, and Adrian Shubert, York’s former associate vice-president international

On June 15, the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York formalized a new university-wide collaboration agreement. There have been a number of York activities involved with UB over the years – with Osgoode Hall Law School in particular – but no formal collaboration. UB representatives also acknowledged the efforts of Shubert to further the connection between York and their university with a special award that was presented during a small ceremony in the York Room following the signing.

Left: UB’s Stephen Dunnett (left) presents York’s Adrian Shubert with a special commemorative plaque acknowledging Shubert’s pivotal role in furthering connections between the two universities

The University of Jos formalized a new agreement supporting university-wide exchanges with York on June 18.

Historically, the universities have engaged in joint activities in theatre and law. The new agreement brings a full range of exchanges that include opportunities for research and opportunities for students and academics.

Right: From left, University of Jos Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Bethran Nwufo, High Commissioner of Nigeria to Canada Iyorwuese Hagher (who is also a professor of theatre at the University of Jos),  Sheila Embleton and University of Jos Vice-Chancellor Sonni Tyoden

On June 19, the University of Cape Town also entered into an agreement formalizing university-wide collaboration between the institutions for the first time.

For more information on York’s international agreements, visit the York International Web site.