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From 2013-2016, Dr. Pawan Singal led a research project in the field of cardiovascular sciences under the Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects. The project involved two sites in Canada: Winnipeg and Thunder Bay and two sites in Brazil: Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo. The objective of the program is to support team-oriented research projects between Canadian and Brazilian universities collaborating in mutually beneficial areas of research. The collaborations are expected to result in high quality research that will have an impact in Canada and in Brazil through the mobility of both Canadian and Brazilian research students and Project Leads, and is open to all academic disciplines.

Dr. Singal’s review of this successful partnership was recently published on the Government of Canada website:

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“The social as well as cultural experiences in each other’s countries have been wonderful and invaluable” says Singal. “The Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects program has resulted in lifelong friendships and lasting fruitful collaborations. Thus, the program has been both a great initiative and a success with multiple tangible and intangible benefits”.

The International Scholarships Program (ISP) of Global Affairs Canada funds, manages and promotes international scholarship opportunities for Canadian and international students and researchers.