On March 25, 2011, Dr. Lesley Cormack, Dean of Faculty of Arts of University of Alberta, and Professor Cen Huang, Director of International Relations & Recruitment, made an official and friendly visit to Shandong University. General Study Program (Canadian Curricula) of Shandong University (GSP for short) referred large amount of excellent students to the University of Alberta over years, therefore the University of Alberta formally awarded the “Valued Source of Students for the University of Alberta, Canada” to Shandong University, and held the impressive plaque-awarding ceremony to show its approval of educational quality offered by Shandong University. Yan Chen, Vice President of Shandong University, met with the delegation of University of Alberta. Guangwu Tong, Director of International Office of Shandong University, Lihua Liu, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs Office, Jinli Tang, Party Committee Secretary of School of Computer Science and Technology and Director of GSP, Lawrence Zhang, Chief Education Officer of Canadian National Education Exchange Center (CNEEC), Shirley Huang, Chief Representative in China of CNNEC, etc., attended the plaque-awarding ceremony.
Firstly, Director Guangwu Tong delivered the greeting speech, giving warm welcome to the delegation of University of Alberta. Then Dr. Lesley Cormack on behalf of the University of Alberta awarded the plaque of the “Valued Source of Students for the University of Alberta, Canada” to Shandong University, showing their great recognition and high commendation for GSP. Finally two Parties conducted deep communication and discussion on details about teaching issues of GSP, and arrived at the same conclusion that GSP referred a large number of excellent students to the University of Alberta for 10 years since the establishment of GSP. Both Universities are fully satisfied with and proud of such achievement. This plaque-awarding activity not only shows University of Alberta’s full approval of Shandong University’s teaching quality, but also lays a solid foundation to strengthen further cooperation and communication between the Two in future.After the plaque-awarding ceremony, Dr. Lesley Cormack (the historian), made a lecture named Galileo and the Roman Catholic Church for GSP students, and gave the deep and detailed answers to the questions students concerned, broadening their mind and vision. The students benefited greatly from this lecture and showed warm welcome to it. After the lecture, led by Jinli Tang, Director of GSP, Dr. Lesley Cormac visited the Digital Media Laboratory of Software College of Shandong University. This Laboratory is aimed to cultivate professional and where to buy viagra without prescription technical talents in the area of digital media. Students can enhance their practical ability and strengthen their practical experience by making media works themselves. Dr. Lesley Cormack shows great interest to the Laboratory and hopes that there will be opportunities for cooperation in this field for two Universities in future.
Established in 1908, University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, enjoying high reputation all over the world. According to the Times Higher Education Rankings of 2010, the University ranked No.127, and No.101 according to Shanghai Jiaotong University Rankings. Shandong University and University of Alberta formally signed the interuniversity cooperation agreement in the year of 2006.