Our social media blitz, two op-eds, the launch of our Alumni Hub and much, much more.
A more unpredictable world presents Canada with serious challenges, but also new opportunities.
GSO program officer, Alice Valsecchi was in Tokyo, Japan this past October for an productive monitoring trip where she visited GSO students, partners, stakeholders and project sites. A highlight of her time in Japan was the opportunity to host a meet and greet session with students currently on their GSO experiences in the Japanese capital: […]
More Canadian colleges and institutes will be able to create accessible international work and learning experiences for Canadian students, thanks to 27 new GSO projects.
The Global Skills Opportunity team is heading to Vancouver, November 26-29 to attend the CBIE conference. There will be a lot of opportunities to engage with GSO team members, get updates about the program and learn from fellow GSO-implementing institutions. Join us at two GSO-led sessions Sharing Insights Across Global Skills Opportunity Projects Sunday, November […]
Strengthening Canada’s Global Skills: Our submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-budget Consultations in Advance of Budget 2024
The program has equipped a new generation of students, from all backgrounds, with global skills necessary to meet Canada’s ever evolving labour market needs. It is now time to make the program a permanent part of Canada’s skills strategy and approach to international education.
With funding from Economic and Social Development Canada, the new GSO projects will allow hundreds more Canadian students to gain invaluable global skills through international work and study experiences in countries around the world.
In March 2023, Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada invited GSO implementing institutions to participate in knowledge-sharing events in cities across the country. Hosted at post-secondary institutions in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax and Montreal, these events provided universities and colleges an opportunity to connect, share their experiences and challenges in implementing their GSO projects, […]
More than 5,000 post-secondary students have now taken the opportunity to travel and learn in countries across the globe through the Global Skills Opportunity program.
This annual report details Universities Canada’s GSO activities from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. The report offers an overview of the program, discuses program operations, reveals results to date, imparts insights from universities, shares student success stories, and presents linkages and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report closes with a […]