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A return to Stockholm

Professor Art McDonald part of Canadian delegation on Governor General's State Visit to Sweden.

  • Queen's Professor Emeritus Art McDonald and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, lace up the skates in Sweden. Dr. McDonald accompanied the Governor General to Sweden during a State Visit from Feb 19-23. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)
    Queen's Professor Emeritus Art McDonald and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, lace up the skates in Sweden. Dr. McDonald accompanied the Governor General to Sweden during a State Visit from Feb 19-23. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)
  • Dr. McDonald takes part in a keynote panel on opportunities for Canada and Sweden to work together as partners in learning and innovation to members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Dr. McDonald joined His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada as a delegate on a State Visit to Sweden from Feb 19-23. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)
    Dr. McDonald takes part in a keynote panel on opportunities for Canada and Sweden to work together as partners in learning and innovation to members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Dr. McDonald joined His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada as a delegate on a State Visit to Sweden from Feb 19-23. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)
  • Dr. McDonald attends a presentation on the Mats Sundin Fellowship in Developmental Health. This was followed by a discussion with the Karolinska Institute and Mats Sundin Fellowship officials on how to encourage and support education and innovation opportunities. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)
    Dr. McDonald attends a presentation on the Mats Sundin Fellowship in Developmental Health. This was followed by a discussion with the Karolinska Institute and Mats Sundin Fellowship officials on how to encourage and support education and innovation opportunities. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)
  • Dr. McDonald addresses fellow attendees and Mats Sundin Fellowship officials on how to encourage and support education and innovation opportunities. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)
    Dr. McDonald addresses fellow attendees and Mats Sundin Fellowship officials on how to encourage and support education and innovation opportunities. (Photo Credit: Rideau Hall)

From February 19-23, Queen's professor emeritus Art McDonald joined Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston as part of the Canadian delegation on a State visit to Sweden. The visit aimed at connecting Canadian parliamentarians and leaders from academia, innovation, trade and civil society with their Swedish counterparts to strengthen ties and promote new opportunities. The visit’s main theme was innovative inclusive and sustainable societies.

Amongst the notable events during the visit were a roundtable with officials from the Karolinska Institute (KI) and the Mats Sundin Fellowship in Developmental Health and a keynote and panel discussion at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) on the possibilities for collaboration between Canadian and Swedish researchers.