1st Japan-Canada Academic Consortium Student Forum
February 15 – 22, 2010
13 students from 6 Canadian universities and 17 from 11 Japanese universities gathered in Tokyo for a one-week long event from February 15-22, 2010. The theme of this year’s forum was “Environmental Issues,” and aimed to encourage the exchange of ideas from different cultures and to encourage collaborative and innovative approaches to environmental protection.
Students conducted group-based research projects to discuss topics related to “governance,” “culture,” “economy and business,” “technology,” and “rural and urban systems.” The forum was held in conjunction with a conference where researchers and graduate students gave presentations from a Canadian perspective and/or a Japanese perspective.
They also served as mentors and provided guidance for the student discussions. All lectures and student group sessions were held at Meiji University, Surugadai Campus in Tokyo, Japan. A few field trips were planned to enhance the understanding of certain environmental topics and to experience Tokyo city life.
See a full listing of all of the first forum’s participants.