Two PhD students affiliated with SOCAAR have been on exchange at Utrecht University in the Netherlands since early October as part of a three way research collaboration between the University of Toronto, Utrecht University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The University of Toronto initiated its first ever tripartite research collaboration agreement last April.
Kerolyn Shairsingh is a PhD student with Professor Jeff Brook and Professor Greg Evans in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, while Joseph Okeme is a PhD student with Professor Miriam Diamond at the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences. While at Utrecht, the two PhD students took part in an international workshop that Utrecht University hosted as part of the exchange. Professor Roel Vermeulen is the lead for this collaboration at Utrecht University. He had only positive comments about the two exchange students and was excited for the project to continue growing.