On 17 May 2016 Ms. Sutthiluck Sa-ngarmangkang, Consul-General of Thailand to Vancouver, accompanied by Mr. Narat Vidyananda, Consul, met with Ms. Lindsay Neilson, Associate Director of Global Management, and Mr. David Wang, Global Engagement Officer, University of Victoria in British Columbia to promote research cooperation between Thailand and Canada. The principle objective of the meeting was exploring the possibility of setting up a joint short term research project for visiting Thai Ph.D. students to work with Canadian experts at University of Victoria. Among the potential fields of research cooperation were energy, climate change, advance materials, and ASEAN.