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Selkirk College Helps Build Relevant Learning Outcomes in Kenya

Selkirk College

Selkirk College is joining three other Canadian universities in a project that places focus on building and strengthening the economy of Kenya. The government-funded program will provide expertise and allow for staff to gain valuable international experience. Selkirk College is joining a consortium of Canadian post-secondary institutions on a project that aims to develop leading…

Selkirk College TESOL Program brings international experience home

Selkirk College

Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program has brought a world of cultural experiences to one alumna who’s chosen to build a career at home in the West Kootenay. Emily Kandborg teaches English to speakers of other languages with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, a non-profit organization providing literacy programs for…

Alison Murphy: The Artist and the Administrator

NBCCD

The line between artist and administrator has never been so blurry than in Felt/Mixed Media Artist and Craft NB Executive Director Alison Murphy. Alison the artist was born in her father’s studio. Touching his brushes, his palette, and his creativity, she developed a love for colour and for collecting. After graduating in 2004 with a…

Selkirk College instructor builds on Rwanda relationship

Selkirk College

from the press release: The bond grows between Selkirk College and Rwanda’s Nyundo School of Music where an international language is bringing growing opportunities to shrink the world through music. The next chapter in the growing relationship between Selkirk College and Rwanda’s Nyundo School for Music has been written. Earlier this month, Selkirk College Contemporary Music…

Michael Rurka: The Digital Nomad

NBCCD

A decision faced by so many new grads: Build a Career or Travel the World  What if you chose to do both? Before graduating with a Diploma in Graphic Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, Michael Rurka had already created an illustration that would be featured in Applied Art Magazine. Immediately after graduating he was…

Durham College culinary students in Peru

Durham College

Three Durham College (DC) students gained international experience and perspectives on their chosen fields during a week-long visit to Peru. The trip was part of an institutional partnership between DC and the Centro Experimental de Formación Profesional (CEFOP), a technical and vocational college located in the city of Trujillo, Peru. Travelling with DC’s delegation of…

Durham College forges stronger ties with Irish institutions

Durham College

Following the signing of a new agreement by Durham College (DC), the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and the Technological University for Dublin Alliance, expanded international opportunities for student exchange and research collaboration in Ireland are on the horizon. The signing was conducted as part of the Higher Education in Transformation Symposium (HEIT),…

Durham College embarks on global partnership

Durham College

Durham College (DC) embarked on a global partnership in collaboration with the Government of Barbados Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI), and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). The agreement is being facilitated through the Government of Barbados Skills for the Future Program – an initiative that aims to enhance the delivery of educational…

Post-secondary education in India

Durham College

Furthering their shared commitment to providing high-quality education and training on an international scale, Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) each signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Modi Edutech Private Limited (Modi Edutech) in India in February 2016. Both agreements explore opportunities to develop and deliver educational programming.…

Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières poursuit son travail de renforcement de capacités en Côte d’Ivoire

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

du communiqué de presse : “Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières travaille, depuis plusieurs années, en Côte d’Ivoire à la réhabilitation des lycées professionnels. Les quatre projets financés pour le premier lycée par la Banque Islamique de Développement (BID) et les trois derniers par la Banque Arabe pour le Développement Économique de l’Afrique (BADEA) ont permis l’élaboration et…

Cambrian College’s International Success Stories

Cambrian College

A global destination for education, Cambrian is the host and home to approximately 300 international students from dozens of countries such as China, India, Bangladesh, Spain, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Cambrian’s Canadian students also find opportunities to study abroad through co-op and placement experiences in Europe, China, and the…

International Outreach and Student Development at Cambrian College

Cambrian College

Students and faculty at Cambrian are invested in contributing to the betterment of communities both locally and abroad. In conjunction with volunteer organizations and local health providers, students in Cambrian’s Health Sciences programs have travelled to Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, India, Peru, and Vietnam to learn about global health challenges and to harness their skills…

Semer les graines d’une petite révolution au Pérou

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Dans le cadre du programme Éducation pour l’Emploi au Pérou, le cégep Édouard-Montpetit instaure depuis près de deux ans les bases d’une petite révolution locale en termes d’éducation et de formation. Sur place, le Cégep réalise un projet novateur visant l’actualisation de l’offre de formation professionnelle en production agricole et animale avec une perspective durable…

Olds College International Projects

Olds College

Olds College has an extended history of involvement in international applied research and development projects. Dating back to the mid 1970’s, the College has set up several successful projects around the world. Recently, the College had the opportunity to make a difference at the international level with three bilateral social entrepreneurship, capacity building, and competency based education training initiatives: Dominican Republic…

Les 15 ans du Projet international en Sciences humaines au Cégep Marie-Victorin 

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Le programme de Sciences humaines, profil monde : Projet international, offert à Marie-Victorin, célèbre cette année ses 15 ans d’existence. Ce programme unique aura permis à plus de 325 étudiants de vivre une expérience enrichissante grâce à un séjour de trois mois dans un pays en voie de développement dont l’Inde, l’Indonésie, le Mexique, le Pérou,…

La Tanzanie et le Sénégal font appel à l’expertise du Cégep Limoilou

Cégep Limoilou

La Tanzanie et le Sénégal font appel à l’expertise en géomatique du Cégep Limoilou pour développer des projets de formation. En Tanzanie, le Cégep travaillera pour l’amélioration de la formation axée sur les compétences pour l’emploi (PAFACE) en partenariat avec le Cégep Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Au Sénégal, il poursuit le projet en géomatique démarré en 2006. Ces…

Projet de parrainage d’une famille de réfugiés syriens

Cégep régional de Lanaudière

En collaboration avec l’organisme à but non lucratif, le Service d’aide à la famille immigrante de la MRC de L’Assomption (SAFIMA), le groupe des Éveilleurs du Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L’Assomption a mobilisé la communauté du cégep ainsi que celle de quatre autres institutions d’enseignement de la région afin de participer au parrainage d’une…

Une deuxième vie pour les manuels scolaires au Mali

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

Depuis quelques années au Mali, les élèves des écoles ont accès de façon permanente à des manuels scolaires.  En effet, le programme de développement des capacités en réparation de manuels scolaires (DCRMS) a été structuré et développé afin de créer un service privé de réparation de manuels scolaires, et ce, grâce à l’accompagnement du Collège communautaire…

Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières exporte son savoir-faire au Sénégal

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

M. Zacharia Sall, directeur général du Centre National de Qualification Professionnelle de Dakar-Sénégal (CNQP), partenaire du Cégep de Trois-Rivières depuis 2009, effectuait dernièrement une mission au Cégep de Trois-Rivières. Cette mission avait lieu dans le cadre de la consolidation du projet Éducation pour l’emploi (EPE-SN09) financé par Affaires mondiales Canada (AMC) et géré par CICan. En…

Une délégation camerounaise en visite au Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Cégep de Trois Rivières

Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières a reçu, le 8 décembre dernier, la visite de Numelec-Cameroun en compagnie des membres de l’Hôpital Général de Yaoundé et du Ministère des Marchés Publics du Cameroun. Pendant leur séjour au Cégep de Trois-Rivières, les membres de la délégation ont rencontré les départements d’Hygiène dentaire, de Soins infirmiers et des techniques physiques. Cette…

Kwantlen Polytechnic students raise money to provide solar power and light for communities in Africa

Kwantlen Polytechnic

from Richmond News: “They couldn’t get their collective minds around the concept of burying their heads in their books at night without having any proper light. And when they learned that impoverished African kids were getting injured while using gasoline to produce light for a few minutes of studying, a group of Kwantlen Polytechnic University…

Centennial College signs MoUs with two Japanese universities

Centennial College

from the press release: “A delegation from Toronto’s Centennial College is in Japan with the Ontario Business Mission to forge new relationships with post-secondary education institutions and help promote Ontario, Canada, as a destination for Japanese students who wish to gain transnational skills and rewarding experiences in globalization. Demonstrating Japan’s and Ontario’s common commitment to…

Georgian College strikes partnership with Irish technology institute

Georgian College

from Simcoe.com: “Graduates of select Georgian College programs will have an opportunity to earn a degree from Ireland’s Institute of Technology, Sligo. Under a new partnership between the college and IT Sligo, Canadian students enrolled in a range of diploma courses at Georgian College can go on to earn a related degree from the Irish…

St Lawrence College students help Syrian newcomers

St Lawrence College

from My Prescott Now: “Students from St. Lawrence College will have the opportunity to teach Syrian newcomers about the Kingston transit system. The program is hoping that by learning the bus system, the newcomers can integrate more easily with the community and become self-sufficient. The program is made possible by Enactus SLC, a community outreach…

Les étudiants du Cégep Marie-Victorin en stage au Sénégal

Cégep Marie-Victorin

du communiqué de presse : « Accompagnés par Bernard Jobidon, enseignant au Cégep Marie-Victorin, huit étudiants en Design d’intérieur se sont envolés en destination du Sénégal afin de participer à un stage dont l’objectif est de réaliser conjointement un projet d’envergure de conception de maquettes. Un programme de formation de techniciens supérieurs en Architecture et Design d’intérieur est offert…

BCIT partners with Three Gorges Polytechnic University in China

British Columbia Institute of Technology

from the press release: “Today, BCIT celebrated the official opening of the Three Gorges Polytechnic University (TGPU) Banan campus in Chongqing, China. Although students move into the state-of-the-art facility this year, the TFPU will welcome hundreds of students in Fall 2017 to learn from BCIT-developed aviation and automotive curriculum. The curriculum is equivalent to what…

Canadore College signs international pathway agreement for environment and biotechnology grads

Canadore College

from the press release: “Canadore College signed a memorandum of understanding to expand degree pathways for students graduating from environmental technician and biotechnology technician programs at Ireland’s Institute of Technology Sligo. The agreement grants graduates holding a two-year diploma from Canadore’s environmental and biotechnology advanced standing in IT Sligo’s B.Sc. in environmental protection and B.Sc.…

Nursing students complete field school excursion in Kenya

College of the Rockies

from the press release : “Over three weeks, the students contributed to the College’s Maternal Access and Infant Survival for Health Advancement (MAISHA) project.  The MAISHA project is being implemented by the College in partnership with Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and Kenya’s Ministry of Health, with funding provided by the Government of Canada.  The aim…

Une étudiante lance une initiative pour aider les jeunes femmes au Malawi

Collège Vanier

du communiqué de presse :  « Alexandra Mota”, une étudiante du Collège Vanier, vient de lancer une initiative afin de promouvoir la présence à l’école et la réussite scolaire parmi les adolescentes au Malawi. Grâce à un projet en collaboration avec Lunapads, une entreprise en ColombieBritannique, Alexandra voyagera au Malawi en mars prochain afin d’approvisionner plusieurs centaines…

NorQuest College offers American Sign Language classes for newcomers to Canada

NorQuest College

from the press release: “It’s a first for Alberta and a game changer for deaf newcomers to Canada in the Edmonton region. On Monday, October 17, NorQuest College became the only post-secondary institution in the province to begin an American Sign Language (ASL) Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) class. “The goal is to…

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar signs MoU on TVET and Sustainable Development in Qatar

College of the North Atlantic

from the Gulf Times: “The College of the North Atlantic — Qatar (CNA-Q) and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (QNCECS) signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday to work together on a number of projects and activities. The partnership will further the outreach, research, advocacy, and programming of Technical and Vocational Education…

St Lawrence College signs agreement with Mexican Polytechnic Universities

St Lawrence College

from the press release: “St. Lawrence College Senior Vice President, Advancement and Business Development, Gordon MacDougall and Raul Martinez Hernandez, President of the National Association of Technological Universities of Mexico (ANUT) today signed a Letter of Intent that will make it easier for students and educators in both countries to study abroad. The new agreement…

Kwantlen Polytechnic partners with City of Surrey to welcome artists facing persecution in their home countries

Kwantlen Polytechnic

from the Daily Hive: “Artists and writers who have been persecuted for their work can now call Surrey a safe haven. The City of Surrey is now Canada’s first International City of Refuge and joins 60 other cities around the world that have committed to providing safety to artists and writers who are in peril in…

College of the Rockies showcases skilled trades program to visiting Tanzanian delegation

College of the Rockies

from the press release: “The College of the Rockies showcased their skilled trades program to a delegation from Tanzania who are in Cranbrook — and Canada — to bolster their own initiatives at a post-secondary institution back in Africa. The group, from the Mwanza Regional Vocational Training & Service Centre, located in Mwanza, Tanzania, toured…

Lambton College honoured with two global awards of excellence

Lambton College

from the press release: “The College was recently honoured with two global awards of excellence in the areas of Applied Research and Entrepreneurship. The awards were announced during the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) International Awards of Excellence, which took place in Vitória, Brazil. Awards were distributed in seven categories, recognizing best practices…

Niagara College’s Junior Culinary Team wins gold medal at Culinary Olympics in Germany

Niagara College

from the press release: “Niagara College’s Junior Culinary Team Canada is proving that it has the recipe for success, after winning a gold medal in its first of two competitions at the Culinary Olympics. The team from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute competed in its first competition at the IKA /Culinary Olympics in…

College of New Caledonia receives Tanzanian delegation

College of New Caledonia

from the press release: “CNC is hosting three representatives from the Shinyanga Vocational Training Centre in Tanzania from October 24-26. As part of the visit, the two institutions will share practices and experiences in Heavy Duty Mechanic (HDM) curriculum and instruction, human resources, and environmental sustainability. This is the second in-Canada mission of a three…

Durham College strengthens ties with Irish institutions

Durham College

from the press release: “Expanded international opportunities for student exchange and research collaboration in Ireland are on the horizon following the signing of a new agreement by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and the Technological University for Dublin Alliance. UOIT and DC jointly hosted their counterparts from Ireland to explore new ways of improving…

Fleming College signs 2+2 international pathway partnership with Irish institute

Fleming College

from the press release: “Sporting Goods Business graduates of Fleming College in Ontario, Canada can now complete a degree in their field at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in Ireland with just two additional years of study. A new ‘2+2’ pathway between the two institutions allows eligible Sporting Goods Business graduates seamless entry into the third…

Northwest Community College signs student exchange partnership with Australian Monash University

Northwest Community College

from the press release: “An agreement between Monash University and Northwest Community College (NWCC) in Terrace, British Columbia will pave the way for students to start their studies in Canada and finish in Australia with an Associate Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Masters Degree. It is the first triple transfer agreement between Monash…

Holland College welcomes Bahamian delegation

Holland College

from the Bahamas Weekly: “The government of Canada’s Department of Global Affairs, recently selected President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, as a scholar in the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP). Co-organized by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), the ELAP scholarship is designed to support…

Holland College’s culinary institute wins gold medals at international culinary competition in Germany

Holland College

from the press release: “A team of young chefs from The Culinary Institute of Canada garnered two gold medals and placed fourth overall in a field of 57 teams in the World Culinary Olympics’ Regional Competition in Erfurt, Germany, recently. It was a high-pressure competition for the five culinary and three pastry graduates, who were…

Fleming College partnership with IT Sligo paves the way for student exchanges

Fleming College

from the press release: “Fleming College in Ontario, Canada has signed a comprehensive and ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IT Sligo in Ireland that provides pathways to a degree for 10 Fleming diploma programs. For the first time ever at Fleming, Carpentry Technician students have a defined pathway to a degree. Eligible graduates can complete IT…

College of the North Atlantic in Qatar 

College of the North Atlantic

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) is the State of Qatar’s premier technical college. This rich partnership between Newfoundland and Labrador and the State of Qatar has changed the face of education, and indeed the cultural landscape, in Qatar. CNA-Q brings very real benefits to the country such as long-term economic diversification and…

Enactus Lambton has creating a farming revolution in rural Zambia 

Lambton College

Since its inception January 6, 2012, the 315 Lambton College students involved with Enactus have brought new meaning to the words entrepreneurship and innovation. Through compassion, dedication, and humanity, Enactus Lambton has managed to create a farming revolution in the Zambian towns of Hufwa, Gaali, Kasaka and 45 surrounding villages with their inspirational One Seed…

Algonquin College Language instructors take 200 international students on a celebration field trip 

Algonquin College

AC language instructors helped celebrate Languages Canada’s World Student Day by taking about 200 English for Academic Purposes International students to Ottawa’s first annual World Student Day event at Strathcona Park. EAP International Liaison Officer Sue Hodgins and Language Institute instructor Gabrielle Berube worked with Languages Canada to plan the event over several months, and Hodgins…

Algonquin sends students and faculty to Wanli University 

Algonquin College

A partnership established between Wanli University in Ningbo, China, and Algonquin College provided the opportunity for a synthesis of student and faculty experiences. The trip included a cultural experience for six Event Management students from Algonquin College during the first 10 days. The following two weeks included the delivery of FAE1328 Programming for Meetings and Conferences by Algonquin’s…

Algonquin College Mexican students meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Pena Nieto 

Algonquin College

Over the summer, Algonquin College hosted 68 students from Mexico, and they added a vibrant and exciting energy to our campus. While most Canadian students were away, working on their co-ops and summer jobs, these students were studying hard to improve their English and become better teachers of English back home. They brought with them…

Algonquin College Research Assistant Hired as Microsoft Student Evangelist 

Algonquin College

Under the tutelage of Algonquin’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation and working with industry partner Contextere, students Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard developed a ground breaking application targeted towards industrial work crews. Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard, who are enrolled in the Mobile Application Design & Development and Interactive Media & Design programs respectively,…

Humber’s Health Sciences Guatemala experience 

Humber College

The door to the makeshift clinic had just opened as a young Guatemalan woman appeared. In her arms was a child taking strained breaths. Without immediate emergency attention, the child wasn’t going to survive. Over 10 days in 2016, students in Humber’s School of Health Sciences conducted health assessments and provided care to almost 300 children living…

Going global—a BCIT prosthetic and orthotic team in India 

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Recently, two BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics Diploma program students travelled to Koppal, India, to complete their clinical placements with the Samuha Overseas Development Association (SODA), a local NGO. One of SODA’s missions is to address the needs of people living with disabilities in the villages of South India. The students, Malena Rapaport and Shane Bates,…

English Language Institute helps international students find success in Manitoba

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

To say Oksana Shevchuk’s journey at MITT has been a remarkable success would be an understatement In spring of 2016, she and her husband arrived in Manitoba from Ukraine as students in MITT’s English Language Institute (ELI). Oksana went from not speaking English to speaking alongside provincial and federal government guests during the grand opening…

Parkland College sharing its expertise in Jamaica 

Parkland College

In November 2016, Parkland College concluded an 18 month CICan international project in Jamaica. Parkland College worked with HEART Trust/NTA, a training institution with locations across Jamaica, to facilitate a Youth Skills Development programme, jointly funded by the Canadian Government (Global Affairs) and the British Government (DFID). The goal was to take unemployed at-risk youth…

K2K Renewable Energy Success 

St. Lawrence College

The CiCan Caribbean Education for Employment (C-EFE) program between St. Lawrence College (SLC) in Kingston, Ontario, and the National Tool and Engineering Institute (NTEI), in Kingston, Jamaica developed a Renewable Energy and Efficiency Technician (REET) program that will provide the island with qualified technicians to design and implement renewable energy alternatives for the future. As…

Durham College in partnership with CEFOP La Libertad 

Durham College

In September 2016, Durham College funded three students – 1 journalist, 1 videographer and 1 culinary – to go on mission to Trujillo, Peru in the context of the college’s partnership with the Centro Experimental de Formacion Profesional (CEFOP) La Libertad through CICan’s Education for Employment (EFE) – Peru program. Their role was to film,…

BCIT Instructor supports earthquake reconstruction in Nepal 

British Columbia Institute of Technology

In the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake, Dr. Bishnu Pandey, Civil Engineering faculty member at BCIT, led a team of Canadian engineers on behalf of the Canadian Earthquake Engineering Association (CAEE) on a reconnaissance mission to Nepal. Dr. Pandey and his team conducted field surveys in rural areas severely affected by the earthquake, ultimately…

The Institute without Boundaries (IwB) at George Brown College 

George Brown College

Each September, a small group of students begin a nine-month graduate certificate program in Interdisciplinary Design Strategy at the George Brown College Institute without Boundaries (IwB). Working as a team, the students explore and design a public research project. Initiated in 2003, the IwB program has expanded to involve collaboration with communities around the world…

George Brown students bring Chai Masti (Tea & Fun) to seniors in Mumbai 

George Brown College

George Brown College’s partnership with the Tata Institute of Social Services (TISS) in India offers students in the Early Childhood Education, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology and Community Worker programs an interdisciplinary international placement with one of several TISS community partners. Dignity Foundation, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of India’s senior citizens, is one of these…

George Brown College International Field Placement at ALMA in Italy 

George Brown College

A prime example of George Brown College’s commitment to international education opportunities for students is its Culinary Arts – Italian graduate certificate program. Through George Brown’s partnership with ALMA, the distinguished Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, students spend one term in Italy to learn the essence of Italian cooking while being immersed in Italy’s culture.…

Instructors from Colombia set to tour Saskatchewan as part of an Education for Employment Project 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has been working with Colombia’s National Training Service (SENA) to introduce new and relevant mining curriculum through a three-year Education for Employment (EFE) Program. Eight mining instructors from Colombia took part, last May, in a mine survey camp to learn advanced surveying techniques, use state-of-the-art GPS equipment and perform projects in the field.…

Saskatchewan Polytechnic partnership behind Hannin Creek Educational Facility wins silver medal 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

It is a relationship that began through a shared desire to maintain and build upon the educational, applied research and conservation efforts at the Hannin Creek Educational Facility, located north of Prince Albert. Now it’s an award-winning partnership. The Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) partnership behind Hannin Creek won a silver medal in…

Psychiatric Nursing Students do Clinical Rotation in Uganda 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

On April 27, 2016, four students and one faculty member from Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s psychiatric nursing programs embarked on a journey to learn and network with mental health professionals in a new cultural context. For a month, students Trudy Derkach, Sarah Schneider, Kelly Kotzer, and Johann Engelke were accompanied by faculty member and organizer, Marilyn Schigol…

Sask Polytech alum sets Guinness World Record

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Lorne Figley says the key is to find something you love to do and make it your career. Even though he’s 92-years-old, Lorne Figley is proud to be doing what he loves. In fact, Lorne has been the owner and operator of his own heating and plumbing business in Saskatoon for more than 65 years…

Sask Polytech and University of Regina students place second at international nursing competition 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Two Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) students received second place in the sixth annual International Nursing Skills Competition in Shanghai, China, hosted by the Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Shanghai Nursing Education Group. Wei Li and Nicole Marchand represented the Saskatchewan Polytechnic and University of Regina SCBScN team…

Engaging Indonesian Students to Become Entrepreneurs 

Humber College

Humber’s Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) works alongside seven universities in Indonesia to improve their curriculum and teaching methods in entrepreneurship. “Before I joined the SEDS workshops, my teaching style was so boring and stiff,” says Basri, a lecturer at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar. “When I learned about the applied teaching methods and started using…

From Humber Students to Citizens of the World

Humber College

Education abroad is often a transformative experience, which helps students to alter their understanding of their place in the world. However, “without preparation, critical thinking or a basic sense of curiosity, students are ill equipped to see the world as the complex interaction of culture, environment and politics that can both create and address our…

The Canadian School of Takudai at Langara College 

Langara College

Langara’s relationship with Takushoku University is one of the longest Japanese-Canadian educational partnerships in the country. The program was established in 1978, when the college – a provincial leader in short-term English language programs – established a relationship with Takushoku, whose staff were seeking to create its first study abroad program for their students. Since…

Niagara College students go the distance to make a difference in Honduras 

Niagara College

A group of 17 students from NC’s Practical Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant programs joined forces for an International Field Study in October, where they applied skills they gained in the classroom to help the underprivileged in Honduras. The students departed for Honduras on October 22, to work alongside the Hope Centre, a refuge…

Lakeland students travel to Kazakhstan with Alberta delegation 

Lakeland College

Lakeland College’s second-year Animal Science Technology students Caity Anderson and Jordan Stefaniuk joined Lakeland instructor Geoff Brown in Kazakhstan in fall 2016. Brown was Lakeland’s representative in an Alberta delegation that was in the former Soviet Republic from Oct. 20-30. The group included people from the Alberta government and cattle breed associations, as well as livestock exporters.…

MEDIC builds vaccine health architecture for Africa

Mohawk College

Mohawk’s mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) is bridging the gap between the healthcare sector and the companies who are developing innovative solutions aimed at improving healthcare in Canada and beyond. Software Architect, Justin Fyfe, who is a Mohawk graduate, is helping health professionals save lives in Tanzania with OpenIZ.org. Inspired by his…

CNC Globe Trotters: Social Service Workers Fulfill Practicums Internationally 

College of New Caledonia

Students from the Social Service Worker program at the College of New Caledonia chose to fulfill their practicum requirements internationally. The challenge was to pick a country they did not know very well, research it, find a practicum placement, travel there, and work and live there independently for four weeks. For most of the students…

Bangalore or Bust: CNC Nurses Take Part in International Clinical Exchange 

College of New Caledonia

The nursing profession is one that comes with a host of its own rules, procedures, concerns and difficulties for students. Add in the challenge of providing this nursing care in a completely different cultural context, and the impressiveness of the profession becomes even more apparent. Earlier this summer, twelve CNC student nurses and two nursing…

JIBC collaborates with the Universidad de Guadalajara in a unique faculty development program 

Justice Institute of British Columbia

In 2015, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) began working with the team at the Universidad de Guadalajara’s (UdeG) Coordinación de Innovación Educativa y Pregrado (CIEP). The goal of the collaboration with the large public university, comprised of 15 campuses and more than 100,000 students, was to…

The Michener Institute/ COSTAATT Partnership – A Clinical Visit Experience 

Michener Institute of Education at UHN

For over 18 years, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has partnered with the College of Science and Technology of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) to deliver sonography training to radiographers and medical doctors across the island. The partnership with COSTAATT began as a collaboration between Wilma Collins and Cynthia Cowling, radiography colleagues at COSTAATT…

JIBC exchange programs give global perspective to students

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Since January 2013, 10 Law Enforcement Studies Diploma students from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) have spent their last semester on an academic exchange at Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland. The program helps students gain an international perspective of law enforcement and learn about the different opportunities and challenges faced by those…

JIBC contributes to creation of national roadmap for paramedic training in Singapore 

Justice Institute of British Columbia

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has long had a partnership with the Singaporean government in the training of paramedics. JIBC helped launch the paramedic training program for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force in 1996. Since then, the relationship has strengthened, resulting in the 2012 co-development of the…

Holland College Educational Joint Venture in China: partners sharing knowledge and best practices

Holland College

More than 15 years ago, the college began developing a concept based on delivering training programs in China in partnership with local Chinese colleges. Chinese colleges recognized the need and value of implementing a hands-on training model that was very different from the traditional teaching model. By January 2001, a formal agreement and key components…

Camosun partners with Tanzanian college

Camosun College

Camosun is working with Arusha Technical College, the premier technical school in Tanzania, Africa to develop a gas transmission technician diploma program to meet the pipefitting needs of industry. The final result will be a program adapted from British Columbia’s trades foundation and apprenticeship system, aligned with the local technical education system in Tanzania. The…

Bow Valley College Joins the UNESCO UNEVOC Network.

Bow Valley College

Recognizing the importance of education and solidifying its place within the global Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) community, Bow Valley College was proud to announce that it has become a UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre and a member of the UNEVOC Network. In Canada, UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET needs are coordinated by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), who is…

Project Jamaica 2017, Yah Man! 

Cégep John Abbott College

Montreal area nursing students from John Abbott College (JAC) have decided to do something very different for spring break this year! They are heading out on a humanitarian trip to Jamaica far from tourist destinations. They will be spending ten days in communities where distance and significant financial constraints means limited medical attention. The JAC-Jamaica…

An Early Learning Childhood Practicum in Guyana from Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

As with many programs at Bow Valley College, the Early Learning and Child Care Certificate program offers students to opportunity to put their knowledge into practice overseas through International Practicums. For this particular program, students in 2015, 2016, and soon students from 2017 will be working with schools and communities in Guyana! Working in Guyanese…

Centennial College opens first learning site in China approved to teach Canadian curriculum 

Centennial College

On October 17, 2016, Toronto’s Centennial College officially opened its first international learning site today in the city of Suzhou, located 100 km northwest of Shanghai, China. Suzhou Centennial College is the first Canadian institution registered and approved by the Chinese government to deliver Canadian post-secondary programs and confer Canadian diplomas in China. The joint…

EAL Learning through Giving Back 

North West College

Great things are happening in Spiritwood, SK! North West College English as an Additional Language (EAL) students are learning English through assignments and project-based curricular expectations that focus on volunteerism. Selling spring rolls for a good cause, the EAL class in Spiritwood present their case to one another in English to help decide where to…

VIU response to Syrian refugee crisis shows global citizenship in action 

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) commitment to International Education has taken on new meaning in the last year. As an institution that emphasizes the value of global citizenship among its campus community, VIU leaped to action in response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria and the Middle East, and in a matter of weeks, a…

NorQuest College earns global recognition for Education for Employment Peru project 

NorQuest College

The International education business Partnership Network (IPN), in collaboration with The Conference Board of Canada, has recognized NorQuest College with a globally-renowned award. The Global Best Awards celebrate educational institutions, private businesses, and other stakeholders that boost learning and employability through cooperation. These partnerships enhance job-relevant experiential learning, leading to increased educational attainment and advanced skills development.…

Setting The Bar 

College of the Rockies

Fernando Arteaga was born and raised in Ecuador where he had a budding career as a lawyer.  Intrigued by the common law legal tradition in North America, he felt an urge learn more about it.  Ecuador operates under a civil law tradition – meaning that, unlike Canada’s common law tradition which relies primarily on precedents,…

Emily Carr University Participates in the XXI International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

From April 2 through September 12, 2016, Emily Carr University of Art + Design participated in the XXI International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano. The XXI International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano is hosted in Milan, Italy, every three years and showcases international institutions working in fields of art, architecture, design, fashion and…

Fanshawe signs partnership agreement with Peruvian institute

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

On July 22, 2016, in Lima, Peru at the Government Palace, Fanshawe President Peter Devlin signed a partnership agreement between the College and the Armed Forces Public Technological Institute of Peru. The newly signed four-year framework agreement recognizes the two institutions’ mutual intent to work together. Fanshawe will provide an intensive leadership program in Canada…

Sheridan signs historic agreement with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

Sheridan College

from the press release: “Sheridan College took part last week in a Commercial Signing Ceremony held in Shanghai, China, and witnessed by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of International Trade.  The agreement, signed by Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Sheridan, and Yang Shaolin, General Manager of the Shanghai Dramatic…