The Consul-General of Pakistan in Toronto, Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui hosted a dinner at the Pakistan House in honour of Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President, Ryerson University, to pursue collaboration between Pakistani universities and the Ryerson University of Canada.
The Consul-General officially invited the President of Ryerson University to visit Pakistan in 2018 and briefed him on the economic growth of the country and development of the education sector; he also highlighted the burgeoning pool of talented, innovative and highly skilled students.
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, in his remarks appreciated the efforts of the Pakistani mission in Canada to promote opportunities for Pakistani students in higher-learning at the world’s top-notch universities. He lauded the steps taken by the authorities in the education sector in Pakistan to set-up world-class institutions of research, science and technology.
Senior faculty and administrative executives of the Ryerson University who attended the meeting cum dinner included, Mr. Anver Saloojee, Assistant Vice-President International; Mr. Todd Carmichael, Director and International Liaison Officer; Dr. Murtaza Haider, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management; and Ms. Rabia Shahab, Development and Alumni Officer, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.
Also present were Mr. Haroon Siddiqui, Distinguished Visiting Professor; Prof. Dr. Shamim A. Sheikh, Professor of Engineering, University of Toronto; Dr. Shahid Hussain of University of Toronto; Dr. Hamid Akhtar ; Dr. Ijaz Hussain, Dean Faculty of Science, Brock University; Mr. Menin Rodrigues, Management Consultant; Dr. Zarar Rana, Mr. Adnan Bashir, Mr. Hasan Naqvi, Mrs. Khadija Hayat and the hostess, Mrs. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui.