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BC Wood Products Trade Mission Visits South Korea

The Government of British Columbia's 2014 Forestry Asia Trade Mission visited South Korea on October 18. In Daljeon-Ri, a community east of Seoul, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson opened a new wood-framed community centre named "Canadian Maple Hall." He also joined other dignitaries at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Gapyeong Canada Monument honoring Canadians who fought in the Korean War.

Information summarized from:  Government of British Columbia Press Release

U-Ottawa Announces Joint Medical Program with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The University of Ottawa has created a joint medical program with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The new Ottawa-Shanghai Joint Program of Medicine, offered in Shanghai, will bring the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine's four-year medical education (MD) program to China. This inaugural Sino-Canadian joint medical program is the first time a school of medicine in China has adopted a North American medical education program. Classes will start next fall for 30 Chinese students, who will participate in an introductory program. The four-year MD program will start in 2016.

Information summarized from:  University of Ottawa Press Release

Admedus Limited to Launch Medical Device in Canada

Admedus Limited, an Australia-based medical technology firm, has been granted a Medical Device Licence from Health Canada for its regenerative tissue product CardioCel. The regenerative tissue bio-implant is also used in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

Information summarized from:  Proactive Investors Australia

Canada Announces Funding Communities Affected by Jammu and Kashmir Floods

Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, has announced funding to assist communities affected by recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir and met with Sikh leaders who have been working on relief efforts. Obhrai also met with a senior official from the office of the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, to discuss the challenges of natural disaster and international security.

Information summarized from:  Government of Canada Press Release

Novadaq Appoints Kirloskar Technologies as India Distributor

Toronto-based Novadaq Technologies Inc., a developer and provider of imaging solutions for use in surgical and diagnostic procedures, announced that it has appointed Kirloskar Technologies Pvt., Ltd. (KTPL), as the exclusive distributor for its fluorescence imaging technologies in India. The agreement was marked by a signing ceremony overseen by Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade in New Delhi. KTPL markets various kinds of India-specific, high-tech medical equipment manufactured by global companies.

Information summarized from:  Novadaq Technologies Inc. Press Release