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Visit of His Excellency Jean Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister of the French Republic and Mme Brigitte Ayrault to the University of Toronto

March 15, 2013

On his first official visit to Canada, His Excellency Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister of the French Republic visited the University of Toronto on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Accompanied by his wife and several ministers from France, the Prime Minister toured the Sidhu research laboratory, which specializes in cancer research at the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research.

The delegation also took part in a panel discussion with five U of T interdisciplinary post-doctoral fellows about inter-institutional collaboration between France and U of T and signed a memorandum of understanding on science and technology.

The Prime Minister and his wife greeted students from the Department of French and as well as students presently studying at the University of Toronto from France.

From the U of T News: http://news.utoronto.ca/prime-minister-france-visits-u-t

From the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/french-pm-outlines-obstacles-to-canada-eu-trade-deal/article9808368/