On June 1, 2011 the PCIGR received the visit of an official delegation from French speaking universities lead by the Minister of Higher Education and Economy, Jean-Claude Marcourt, the Ambassador of Belgium in Canada, Bruno van der Pluijm, the provost of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Pr. Didier Viviers, the first vice-provost of the Université de Liège, Pr. Albert Corhay, the provost of the Université de Louvain, Pr. Bruno Delvaux, as well as representatives responsible for research administration, industry interface, and international relations.
The visit was prefaced by a 15 minute presentation by Dominique Weis about the PCIGR and the funding opportunities in Canada. After the presentation, three groups were formed so that visits of the clean labs and instrument labs could be organized. An overview and brief look at the new CFI space was also arranged.