MountCrest University College & University of Toronto Sign MOU in Canada

The Governing Council of the University of Toronto, through The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), the Department of Social Justice Education, the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, and Mountcrest University College (MCU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on teaching and research collaborations.

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto is Canada’s only all-graduate institute of teaching, learning and research.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Kwaku Ansa-Asare, Founder and Rector of MCU, and Professor Glenn Jones, Dean, OISE, in Toronto, on 11th October, 2018.

Mr. Kwaku Ansa-Asare receiving souvenirs from Prof. Gelnn Jones after signing the MoU

Mr. Kwaku Ansa-Asare receiving souvenirs from Prof. Gelnn Jones after signing the MoU

In the MOU, both institutions agreed to the development of joint activities to address issues of mutual interest designed to foster and promote collaboration in the fields of education, research and capacity.

Among others there will be:

  • Joint research collaborations and joint publication of scientific papers and educational materials resulting from the collaborations within programme cooperation.
  • Joint research collaborations with the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies. Here the areas of focus include joint conferences, webinars, joint publications, collaborative research initiatives, visiting scholars and teaching assistance.
  • Collaboration in other areas that foster research and educational cooperation.

The agreement states that all participants will be treated in the same non-discriminately manner in carrying out the provisions of the MOU, subject to the provisions of the policies and requirements of each of the institutions.

Under the terms of cooperation, the MOU will remain in force for a period of five years. Visiting participants will abide by the institutional policies, procedures and regulations by which the host party abides and by the local laws.

Mr. Ansa-Asare has since returned home.

Mr. Kwaku Ansa-Asare (middle) and Prof. Glenn Jones (second left). With them are from left; Mr. Suleyman Demi, a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Dr. Njoki Wane, Professor and Chair, Social Justice Education, and Nana Prof. George Sefa Dei, Professor of Social Justice Education, all of the Ontario Institute of Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

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