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Reproductive health researchers from Canada, China to sign agreement

October 18, 2007

Researchers from Canada and China will sign a memorandum of understanding to work together to increase the current understanding on reproductive processes in order to improve the reproductive health of both men and women worldwide. The signing is a part of the Sino-Canada Bilateral Workshop on Reproductive Health Research, hosted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

The workshop involves delegates from 14 Chinese institutions, 10 Canadian institutions and representatives from the industry and government sectors. It brings Canadian and Chinese scientists together to discuss common interests in the area of reproductive health and to establish joint research projects.

WHAT: Sino-Canada Bilateral Workshop signing ceremony

WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2007 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Atrium, Roger Guindon Hall (451 Smyth Rd.) University of Ottawa

Event chairs:

  • Dr. Qing-Yuen Sun, Professor and Director, State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, CAS, China
  • Dr. Ben Tsang, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Memorandum of Understanding Signatories:
  • Dr. Gilles Patry, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Jack Kitts, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Dr. Rashmi Kothary, Associate Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Professor Xinru Wang, Vice President, Nanjing Medical University
  • Ms. Pamela Ann Harrod, Secretary, University of Ottawa
  • Mr. Robert Haché, Vice Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Professor Enkui Duan, Deputy Director, Institute of Zoology, CAS

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