Canadian Ambassador to China, John McCallum, recently visited Sichuan University, where he toured facilities and met with faculty of the West China (Huaxi) School of Stomatology. Ambassador McCallum was accompanied by the Canadian Consul General in Chongqing, Jeff David, and the Canadian Education Commissioner at the Chongqing Consulate, Peter Liao. Relevant personnel of the West China School of Stomatology, West China School of Clinical Medicine, West China School of Public Health, and SCU’s International Office welcomed the visiting delegation.
At Huaxi’s Museum of Stomatology, the Canadian delegation learned all about the origins and history of Chinese dentistry and oral medicine, examining exhibits of over 100 years of the school’s history with great interest. Ambassador McCallum even donned the white Chinese physicians’ garb to pose for photos. McCallum expressed his admiration for the school’s drive for scientific rigor and its superior academic program sure to produce future talents of high quality and international outlook.
The head of Huaxi’s School of Stomatology offered an overview of Sichuan University’s cooperation with Canadian institutions of higher learning and their present cooperative partnerships in both education and scientific research. Ambassador McCallum expressed support for Sino-Australian cultural and educational cooperation and signed the guestbook with a personalized note.