The University of Huddersfield’s resident professor of enterprise and entrepreneurship, Prof Graham Leslie, has just returned from a five day visit to Newfoundland in Canada.

He was invited by the Memorial University to address senior personnel from the faculty of business administration and its key business partners. During the breakfast lecture, Prof Graham emphasised the importance of business to academia collaborations, and supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs, and highlighted that the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield is already an exemplar of this model of working.

During his visit, Prof Graham attended various dinners to celebrate some of Canada’s finest artists, as well as catching up with his sister and brother-in-law who live in Newfoundland and work at Memorial University.

Prof Graham also met with Dr Wilfred Zerbe, dean of the faculty of business administration, to help forge links between the two universities.

Commenting on his visit, Prof Graham said: “It was such an honour to speak at the Memorial University, especially as it is where my sister works. The arrangements and the welcome from the University over the five days were exceptional. I was made to feel very welcome by the faculty.”