Jia Yang Li, vice-minister of agriculture in China and president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) was at the University of Guelph May 4, beginning a fourth year of a China – U of G partnership.
The partnership program between the two institutions reflects common research interests in plant and animal sciences. CAAS consists of 39 institutes and a graduate school.
Delegates from the Chinese academy have begun a three-month stay at U of G to learn English, experience Canadian culture and develop research collaborations. Working with the University’s ESL instructors, the visitors will speak, listen, read and write in an academic context. They will meet with U of G faculty in similar research fields and tour local attractions.