Meeting of Russian Students from Canadian Universities on the occasion of the Russian Students' Day

January 25, 2011 the Embassy of Russia in Canada organized a reception on the occasion of the Russian Students’ Day (St. Tatiana Day) which gathered Russian-speaking and Canadian students, professors, representatives of the media and diplomatic corps. The Students and professors represented almost all major universities of Ontario and Quebec: Ottawa, Carleton, Toronto, McGill, Concordia Universities and Algonquin College.

Considering that the meeting took place just after the terrorist attack at the Domodedovo Airport of Moscow, the entertaining part of the event was canceled and the whole thing was in the form of a constructive exchange of opinions on the issues related to student life both in Canada and Russia.

Georgiy Mamedov, Russian Ambassador to Canada, opened the event with his welcoming address. He said that it is through joint efforts only that we can combat terrorism and all forms of intolerance and extremism.

The Ambassador also mentioned that nowadays, when the issue of the comprehensive modernization of Russia is very acute, the knowledge, energy, abilities and experience of Russian students studying abroad, are acclaimed as never before. He then called upon young people to actively engage in modernization processes in Russia, particularly the Skolkovo project, and emphasized that assistance would be provided to those Russian-speaking students who would wish to make a tryout in Russia.


An agreement on Cooperation was signed on October 12, 2010 between Carleton University and the State University – Higher School of Economics

An agreement on Cooperation was signed on October 12, 2010 between Carleton University and the State University – Higher School of Economics (SU-HSE).

The Agreement provides for establishing and developing academic, cultural and other forms of cooperation between the SU-HSE and Carleton University in the sphere of exchange of post-graduate students, joint research and academic programs, as well as business trips for teachers and students of both establishments.

This agreement is a positive example of the enhanced Russia-Canada Cooperation in the area of science and culture as it will allow both sides to get a better insight into each other’s academic traditions, exchange of experience and coordinate approaches.