A uOttawa leadership delegation traveled to Shanghai led by President Jacques Frémont. Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Dean of Medicine, Prof. Celine Levesque, Dean of Civil Law, Prof. Ioan Nistor, Dean of Engineering, and Prof. Steve Perry, Dean of Science, met with their counterparts at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. A partnership agreement was signed between KoGuan Law School and uOttawa Faculty of Law.
Two leadership delegations led by the Chancellor of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and the President of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SUTCM) visited Ottawa to meet with newly appointed uOttawa President Jacques Frémont. During the visit, uOttawa and SUTCM signed a partnership agreement.
A second group of uOttawa student builders travelled to Shanghai and pursued four different projects in empathy levels in medical students, comparative of the humanities training in Ottawa and Shanghai, assessment of the joint clinical research program at Xinhua Hospital and education research on OSCEs in Shanghai.
China’s Vice-Minister of Education Huiqing Lin visited the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine to discuss the OSJSM and establish long-term partnerships between China and Canada in medicine and innovation.
The University of Ottawa signed an agreement with partners in China and France for the establishment of the Medicine and Humanities International Program, which will provide joint training activities in the humanities and foster critical thinking in the medical cohorts of each partner university. The program is established with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and the affiliated Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese and University of Lyon.
The University of Ottawa and Montfort Hospital signed a partnership agreement with the Ruijin Hospital for research collaborations, francophone student and resident exchanges, support the development of a Medicine and the Humanities International Program, collaborations in hospital management and skills and simulation training.
The inaugural White Coat Ceremony for the first cohort of pre-medical students attending the OSJSM took place in Shanghai, China, marking their symbolic entrance into the medical profession.
The opening ceremony for the OSJSM’s International Family Medicine Clinic which is part of the first Chinese University Department of Family Medicine that will offer a Residency Program based on the Canadian training model.
The Faculty of Medicine entered into collaboration with the 6th People’s Hospital affiliated to the SJTUSM for the creation of a Joint Education Research Program.
The University of Ottawa, CHEO and the Xinhua Hospital entered into an agreement for collaboration in clinical research management, research collaboration, and education and training in the field of clinical research with the ultimate goal of establishing a joint clinical research centre in Shanghai.
First group of four students travelled to Shanghai to pioneer the Student Builder Program, assess clinical elective opportunities for uOttawa students (read more in the UOJM).
The uOttawa Faculty of Medicine hosted the celebration ceremony for Canada and China's 20 years of collaboration in health with a special visit from Mr. Qian Liu, China's Vice-Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
The signing of an Affiliation Agreement between The Ottawa Hospital and Shanghai’s Renji Hospital took place at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and was witnessed by Mr. Qian Liu, China’s Vice-Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Official establishment of the Office of Internationalization at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.
The one-year anniversary of the uOttawa– SJTUSM partnership and the official launch of the OSJSM, the world’s first Sino-Canadian medical school and a satellite campus of the University of Ottawa, located at Renji Hospital in Shanghai, China.
Witnessed by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine signed a memorandum of understanding with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the SJTUSM and its affiliated Xinhua Hospital for collaboration on a Joint Clinical Research Program.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson welcomed Dr. Guojiang Chen, Chancellor SJTUSM, to the city during his visit of uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and Skills and Simulation Center. During his visit, Chancellor Chen was introduced to the uOttawa Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) program and Canadian accreditation standards and so committed with the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine for the creation of the Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine (OSJSM).
The uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and SJTUSM entered into a partnership with the signing of their first MOU, for $2M joint funding in health and education research collaboration, witnessed by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
The Faculty of Medicine had its first formal visit of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM), which was celebrating its 60th Anniversary as one of China’s top medical schools. The Faculty was in search of a strategic partner and so initiated a relationship with SJTUSM that was equal, preferred and committed to joint investment in mutually beneficial programs.
Witnessed by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing future collaboration was signed in Shanghai between the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Arts, the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum and the Canada
Together, the partners will promote cooperation and develop exchange programs on medical science and technology, exhibition research and development, as well as education and science communication.