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Toronto-Turkey Alliance: Research and Trade Workshop

Thursday, October 10, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM with reception from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Hart House (Music Room)
University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H3

RSVP by October 6, 2019 to


Opening Remarks (1:00 – 1:20 PM)

  • Professor Ted Sargent, Vice-President, International, University of Toronto
  • His Excellency Kerim Uras, Ambassador of Turkey to Canada

Collaborations between U of T and Turkey (1:20 – 2:50 PM)


Next-generation nanomaterials for ultra-color-pure displays and lasers: the Bilkent-UofT collaboration

  • Professor Ted Sargent, Vice-President, International, University of Toronto
  • Professor Hilmi Volkan Demir, Director, National Nanotechnology Research Center, Bilkent University

Tectonics and Resources

  • Professor Russel Pysklywec, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Professor Oguz Gogus, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University

Archaeology and Archeometry

Multidisciplinary approach to better understanding the impact of human activity on ecology and climate

  • Professor Tim Harrison, Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
  • Professor Bulent Arikan, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, Istanbul Technical University
  • Professor Rana Ozbal, Dept. of Archaeology and History of Art, Koc University

Break (2:50 – 3 :05 PM):

Opportunities for Collaborations in S&T, Research & Education under JETCO (3:05 – 4:05 PM)

  • Mike Ward, Executive Director, Canada Turkey Business Council
  • Richard Tarasofsky, Deputy Director, Eastern Europe and Eurasia Relations Division, Global Affairs Canada
  • Jiang Chen, Industrial Technological Advisor, National Research Council and National Coordinator for EUREKA-ITEA cluster
  • Mehmet Fatih Arslan, Member, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey

Closing Remarks (4:05 – 4:10 PM)

Reception (4:10 – 5 PM)