Dr. Stuart McCook poses in suit jacket in front of grey background.
Dr. Stuart McCook

A new partnership between the University of Guelph and Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University (DSAEU) in Ukraine was highlighted in the Toronto Star

U of G president Dr. Charlotte Yates and Dr. Stuart McCook, assistant vice-president (international), shared thoughts on the first-ever collaboration of its kind.

“This partnership is a testament to the unrelenting power of higher education and the profound courage of the students, staff and faculty of Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University,” said Yates. “I want the students, staff and faculty of DSAEU to know that this MOU represents the beginning of a long-term commitment with the University of Guelph to collaborating on impactful academic and research endeavours.”

Yates has served as U of G’s president and vice-chancellor since 2021. In March of this year, she was officially installed as the University’s first woman president. 

“The major benefit of this twinning partnership is that we get to build concrete relationships with people in Ukraine. We’ll be able to help in very important and impactful ways,” McCook said.

Since 2019, McCook has served as assistant vice-president (international). He is also a professor in the Department of History where he researches tropical agriculture.