The CAWT’s Dr. Brent Wootton visited China last month as part of the Government of Ontario’s Science and Tech Mission to China led by Premier Kathleen Wynne.
During the visit, Fleming College and China’s Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute (YRCTI) entered into an agreement to offer student and faculty exchanges between the two institutions and a commitment to offer joint programming in the future.
The focus of the Fleming-YRTCI partnership will include water, water research, GIS, and the environment. It is expected that students from YRTCI will come to Fleming’s Frost Campus (home to the CAWT) for one-year exchanges as early as 2016, beginning with an exploratory two-week visit from Yellow River faculty and students in April 2015.
YRCTI is located in Kaifeng, China and specializes in water hydraulics and conservancy, surveying and mapping, and mechanical and electrical fields.
With the support of Colleges and Institutes Canada, Fleming initially signed an MOU with Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute when YRCTI representatives visited the Frost Campus in summer 2014.