George Burton, president of Canadore College and the Invest North Bay Development Corporation, member of the Supervisory Board of North Bay Airport based in Ontario, Canada, visited Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) on May 17. He was accompanied by the specialist of the Department of Economic Development of the College, Vladimir Shekhovtsov.
The Canadian guests met Olexii Novykov, KPI vice-rector for prospective development; Mykola Bobyr, director of the Mechanical Engineering Institute at KPI and corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Viktor Koval, deputy head of the Joint Educational and Scientific Center of KPI, Boeing and the company Progresstech-Ukraine; and Yevhen Polishchuk, deputy vice-rector for international affairs.
The participants in the meeting discussed opportunities to establish cooperation in the educational sphere, conduct applied research and organize innovation activities. The representatives of Canadore College showed a keen interest in composites used for maintaining and repairing aircraft, as well as in the use of composite structures and modern methods for calculating their parameters. Considering other possible areas of cooperation, the participants focused on the projects of creating new equipment and medical devices.
After the talks the Canadian guests got acquainted with exhibits at the Igor Sikorsky Department of Aviation and Astronautics History of the State Polytechnic Museum and the historical part of the KPI campus.
Canadore College is a higher educational institution founded in 1967 in North Bay in the province of Ontario as a campus of Sudbury’s Cambrian College. It became an independent institution in 1972. Currently, Canadore has a full-time enrolment of some 3,500 students. The college has seven departments (schools) offering 75 programs in various fields. One of its most popular departments is the School of Aviation, which trains specialists in aviation, aircraft repair, communication and electrical systems, and aircraft maintenance, among others.