Ed McBean, a professor in U of G’s School of Engineering, led the foreign experts delegation at the SATEC 2018 meetings in Beijing, China from May 14-19 and made a presentation to a senior minister of the People’s Republic of China government.
Joined by professors from U of G and several other universities, McBean discussed possible directions for China’s research needs, presenting to Zhigang Wang, China’s Minister of Science and Technology on May 19.
McBean shared key insights from the conference and talked about Canada’s research on artificial intelligence and advanced monitoring and management systems for water treatment.
Wang reportedly said that the research areas McBean discussed are precisely the direction China needs to pursue and he expressed hope for more collaborations between China and Canada in the future.
Other U of G participants at SATEC 2018 were Profs. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering; Aaron Berg, Department of Geography; and Jeanne Huang, an adjunct professor in the School of Engineering.