German President’s visit to UBC highlights clean energy and climate change solutions

First Lady Elke Büdenbender, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deborah Buszard view demo at UBC Applied Science research showcase

The University of British Columbia today hosted Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany, as part of his first official visit to Canada.

President Steinmeier toured UBC Faculty of Applied Science’s soon-to-open hydrogen research platform and met researchers working on clean energy and climate change solutions, including engineering experts collaborating with German research institutions.

“We were delighted to welcome President Steinmeier to UBC and to showcase our commitment to sustainable energy and advancing research that addresses climate change,” said UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deborah Buszard. “President Steinmeier’s visit underscores the importance of international collaboration in the field of clean energy and we look forward to continued partnership with German institutions.”

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