18th March 2018, Jalandhar: Headed by the Vice Provost (International) Dr. James Aldridge, 3-Member delegation from Lakehead University of Canada visited Lovely Professional University. This important visit was aimed for internationalization of higher studies between two countries-Canada & India. Under collaborative efforts between the two universities, mutual discussions were held to chalk out LPU students’ visit to Canadian university for student exchange program and Lakehead University students’ visit to LPU campus. Similarly, faculty members of both the universities are to visit for higher academic and research pursuits. In this regard, Lakehead faculty has already been regularly visiting LPU for academic activities.
Other than Dr. Aldridge, two other members of the delegation included Dean Faculty of Natural Resources Management Prof Dr. C Shahi and Adviser Dr. D Mehta. Highlighting, Lakehead University has been pronounced among top 10 Canadian universities by Maclean’s University Rankings. Dr. Aldridge has versatile experience of working for internationalization of higher education by being on key posts in other top countries including Japan, China and more. Prof. Dr. Shahi has received several national and international awards for his research contributions and has also secured more than 2 million dollars of research grant. On their reach at LPU Campus, Director, LPU Division of International Affairs, Mr. Aman Mittal and Deputy Director International Relations Supriya Mathew greeted the Canadian delegation.
Interacting with international and national students at LPU, Vice-Provost Dr. Aldridge shared: “We acknowledge students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to us. To international students under student exchange program, we promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. In addition, we also propagate excellence in research fields.” On this occasion, Dr. Aldridge also shared about hosting nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities at Lakehead like world-renowned DNA Laboratory and Bio-refining Research Institute.
Prior to this, Director Mr. Mittal informed that LPU holds exchange programs in high esteems for internationalization of higher education and has 200+ international University tie-ups. In addition, LPU has prestigious international memberships or accreditations with IAU France; ACU, UK; ACBSP, USA; IIE, New York (USA); and, many more. Mr. Mittal shared: “We are committed in supporting students to realize their own unique potential. Numerous initiatives like this visit from great university of the world continue to enhance LPU students’ global experience, being out of the classroom.” Dr. Shahi also informed that students at Lakehead are provided an extraordinary education experience that gives them the highest potential for success, as Lakehead’s supportive and student-centered philosophy means that students are always number one priority at Lakehead.