The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is committed to supporting women in research careers and providing opportunities through international collaborations. The NRC and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand are working together to advance research collaborations in food innovation and smart and efficient farming.

On December 10th, NRC President Iain Stewart and Permanent Secretary of Science and Technology of Thailand Dr. Soranit Siltharm signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote scientific research collaboration between the two countries. This partnership will facilitate connections and business opportunities for companies in the food sector, and in the Protein Industries Supercluster with Thailand and other Southeast Asian economies.

Following the official signing, the NRC hosted the Women in Engineering and Science Symposium. Speakers included former students from Thailand who worked at the NRC as part of its Women in Engineering and Science training program. Several Thai students built decades-long careers in Thailand and Canada with organizations including major universities in Thailand, the NRC, Employment and Social Development Canada, and McGill University. Two former students remained at the NRC, where they contributed toward science and technology development by applying the technical knowledge and expertise built at the NRC.

Source: National Research Council of Canada

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