Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine visits McGill University to launch joint PhD program (15 January 2018)

28 Feb 2018

      On 15 January, Professor Shinji Uemoto, dean of the Graduate School of Medicine, visited McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada, to attend a ceremony to mark the conclusion of an agreement between Kyoto University and McGill University to establish a joint PhD program -- the Kyoto-McGill International Collaborative Program in Genomic Medicine.

      Prior to the ceremony, Dean Uemoto, together with Professor Fumihiko Matsuda, Kyoto University’s deputy executive vice-president for international affairs and director of the KU Center for Genomic Medicine, met with Professor Christopher Manfredi, McGill University’s provost and vice-principal (academic), to discuss the new program.

      The ceremony then commenced with the host university represented by Professor David Eidelman, dean of medicine and vice-principal (health affairs), Professor Phil Oxhorn, associate provost (international), Professor Josephine Nalbantoglu, dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies, and several other faculty and staff.

      Also in attendance were two distinguished guests: Mr Hideaki Kuramitsu, consul general of Japan in Montreal, and Dr Remi Quirion, chief scientist of the Government of Quebec.

      Dean Uemoto opened the proceedings by expressing his sincere gratitude to the McGill University officials for their efforts and support towards establishing the joint degree program, adding that he was delighted to see Kyoto University collaborate with an institution of such high international repute.

      Professor Matsuda also delivered an address, emphasizing the significance of the new program in light of the importance of analytical techniques and skills based on biological big data. Additionally, he expressed his profound appreciation for the continuous support provided by the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal and the Government of Quebec.

      Consul General Kuramitsu stated that enhanced academic exchange between Kyoto and McGill will serve as a pillar of the Canada-Japan academic relationship, mentioning the rapidly expanding ties between Kyoto Prefecture and Québec following their 2016 sister-relationship agreement.

      Agreement exchange ceremony

      Ceremony attendees

      Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine visits McGill University to launch joint PhD program (15 January 2018)
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