Press Release

Post-secondary students from across the country in Ottawa to celebrate global study

Monday, May 15, 2023

OTTAWA — Twenty Canadian post-secondary students from across the country will be in Ottawa May 16 and 17, 2023 to meet with government officials, post-secondary leaders and international representatives to discuss how global study and work benefit students and are vital for Canada’s future prosperity.

The students are among the approximately 4,000 Canadians who have already gained international experiences through the Government of Canada’s outbound student mobility pilot program Global Skills Opportunity. During its pilot phase (2019-2025), GSO will support the study and work-abroad experiences of some 16,000 college and undergraduate university students, the majority of whom are low-income, Indigenous or have a disability.

Participating students are from the following institutions:

  • Algoma University
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • Cégep de Sherbrooke
  • College of the Rockies
  • Douglas College
  • Humber College
  • NorQuest College
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Queen’s University
  • Red River College
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Simon Fraser University
  • St. Lawrence College
  • University of Alberta
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Regina
  • Western University
  • York University

Interview opportunities with the students or program representatives are available upon request.  

To arrange interviews, please contact:  

Nadine Robitaille
Communications specialist, international mobility programs
(613) 864-2341
nrobitaille@univcan.ca

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