Jalandhar, January 16, 2019: Canada’s Consul General in Chandigarh (Union Territory of India), Ms. Mia Yen visited Lovely Professional University (LPU), today, where she held important discussions with LPU’s Senior Administrators including Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Ramesh Kanwar and Director, Division of International Affairs, Mr. Aman Mittal. Ms. Yen was also led to the campus tour, where she acknowledged and appreciated the international benchmarks established in various measures adopted at the campus.
Ms. Yen had detailed talks on education, culture and related possible professional activities between the Canadian education sector and LPU of India, which can be beneficial for the students and faculty of both countries. In fact, she visits universities to interact with students and faculty to know the possibilities for establishing mutual understanding and co-operation. She also explored areas of collaboration for mutually beneficial exchange programmes for students and faculty of both countries. Ms. Yen shared that she was happy to represent her country at LPU.
Ms. Yen was most recently Director General in Ottawa, responsible for Foreign Service directives which support all Canadian public servants working abroad. She also served as deputy director of the team responsible for South Asia. Abroad, she worked as a legislative analyst at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C., and as trade commissioner in Kuala Lumpur.
Worth mentioning, LPU already has tie-ups with some of the reputed Canadian Universities including McGill University, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Lakehead University, Lethbridge University and more for students and faculty exchange programmes, research and development works and more. One of the top-ranked, McGill University is Canada's best-known institution for higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. MUN is also one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada.
LPU Director Mr. Mittal expresses: “Canada and India are home to many of the finest institutions of higher education in the world. Moreover, with good trade and commerce between the two nations being so interconnected, it denotes that the competitive workforce of the future should be educated together at present. We at LPU look forward to seeing more collaborative efforts bloom into new areas of opportunity for students and both countries as well. Our commitment to Canadian partner institutions is always strong and meaningful.”