John Baker: The hard truth about “soft” skills

Opinion Piece by John Baker International study and work experiences nurture the durable skills that students — and Canada — need for the future.    John Baker   It’s no secret that our world, our society, our economy, and our workforce are undergoing rapid change.   Technological advancements and automation are continually reshaping the landscape of work and […]

Universities Canada GSO annual report 2022-2023

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This annual report details activities from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023. It offers an overview of the program, discusses program operations, showcases results to date, imparts insights from universities, shares student success stories, presents linkages and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and offers a look ahead to the project’s sustainability. Read […]

Denise Amyot: Closing Canada’s skills gaps starts at the post-secondary level

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This op-ed was published by The Hill Times on September 27, 2023 Opinion piece by Denise Amyot As the nature of work changes, learning experiences outside the classroom—and outside the country—are now more relevant than ever. Planning for and responding to skills needs across an economy as diverse and broad as Canada’s is a difficult […]

Global Skills Opportunity at a glance

Through GSO-funded international study and work experiences, thousands of Canadian post-secondary students are gaining life-long skills they — and Canada — need. TOP FIVE SKILLS GSO ALUMNI REPORT HAVING GAINED AND/OR IMPROVED: Intercultural competencies Adaptability Communication Self-confidence Cultural sensitivity skills Download our fact sheet to get a quick snapshot of GSO.