Saturday, January 10, 2009

Amit Chakma Named Canadian University President

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Amit Chakma, 49, a member of the Chakma ethnic group of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, has been named the 10th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario at London, Canada. He will take over his new responsibility on July 1, 2009, reports the Western News, weekly newspaper of the University of Western Ontario.

He is the present Vice-President and Provost at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, besides being a professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Studies. In 1998, he was named "Canada's Top 40 Under 40."

Our auvinondon (congratulations) to Mr. Amit Chakma!


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