“University of Ottawa researchers and their CNRS partners have heightened and diversified their collaborations over the past 10 years,” said Jacques Frémont, uOttawa president and vice-chancellor. “We’re honoured to be home to the CNRS Canadian office, which will increase and raise the profile of international research Canada wide.”
The office will be headed by Jan Matas, former director of the joint CNRS-Université de Lyon satellite office at uOttawa. It will raise the visibility of University research and innovation internationally while enabling greater access to the CNRS scientific community. As well, strengthening this special partnership will reinforce the University’s role in French Canada and the French-speaking world.
The agreement to host the CNRS office at the University of Ottawa came into effect January 1 of this year. It was formally announced by Frémont and Antoine Petit, CNRS president and CEO, at a ceremony April 21 at the French embassy.
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