GlobalQuest Student Mobility Program: Taking NorQuest to the World through Global Skills Opportunities

GlobalQuest is a comprehensive and integrated mobility initiative that offers NorQuest College students a range of academic and work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities while fulfilling a central tenet of the College’s International Strategic Plan: Take NorQuest to the World! With the goal of increasing access to international and cross-cultural educational collaboration in the fields of […]

Improving Energy Access in Remote Communities in Peru with Off-Grid Solar

Students learn intercultural competencies and global skills through a 15-week course involving virtual mobility experiences, culminating in an immersive 11-day physical mobility experience working on a clean energy project in a rural, off-grid community in Peru. During the classroom/virtual mobility experience, students strengthen intercultural competencies, perform international project planning, and learn about Peruvian language and […]

Global Community Challenge YYC

This project piloted the GLOBAL COMMUNITY CHALLENGE YYC an 8-week competition that creates opportunities for students to work in all-virtual teams to identify solutions to real world issues faced by local organizations in Calgary with global reach. The virtual format increases accessibility: zero-fees, zero-travel, enabling students from international partner universities to work together with UCalgary […]

Understanding barriers and demands for study/work abroad programs of low-income students, students with disabilities and indigenous students

To increase participation of underrepresented students in international learning opportunities, and test new approaches to reduce barriers to study/work abroad University of Lethbridge conducted a survey and formed focus groups to investigate these barriers and demand for study/work abroad opportunities for students with low income, students with disabilities, and Indigenous students.

Building Capacity for U of A Indigenous Students to Participate in International Experiences

The University of Alberta identified increasing the participation of Indigenous students in international learning opportunities as the top priority in this innovation call. This project seeks to provide a better understanding of the needs and interests of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit student community and identify opportunities for Indigenous students across the many disciplines in […]

COIL Program Development Consultancy

The CICAN Outbound Mobility Student Pilot Program supported a COIL Program Development Consultancy between SAIT’s Study Abroad office and Jon Rubin of COIL Consulting. COIL Consulting provided strategic direction to help link academics, technology and international programs to support the Study Abroad office in developing innovative and sustainable online global learning experiences for SAIT students […]

Global Citizenship Bootcamp Pilot Program

The NorQuest College Global Citizenship Bootcamp is a 15-hour course designed to enhance intercultural knowledge, sharpen cross-cultural communication skills, and prepare learners to study and work abroad. The course offers a series of workshops and guest speakers that, within the context of diversity, promote global exposure and understanding of systemic barriers which underrepresented populations may […]

Increasing Access to International Experiences at Portage College

The project included a survey of students, faculty, and management at Portage College. This survey was used to measure experience and interest in international travel experiences. It also looked at barriers associated with international travel. A guideline, application form and check sheet were also created as wrap-around documents. Work was completed to create a funder […]

RDC Virtual International Experience

Learning is at the heart of RDC and we celebrate that through key values: Community, Excellence, Exploration, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Accountability, which support our most important value, Learning. Our institution understands the benefits of engaging our learners in meaningful intercultural experience to help them build skills required to thrive in an increasingly global society. Through the […]

Virtual International Lecture Series for SAIT Diagnostic Imaging Programs

The project saw consultant radiographers from the UK present on a virtual platform to SAIT Diagnostic Imaging students and faculty. These UK radiographers delivered virtual sessions for students with sessions geared toward general radiography and computed tomography imaging and reporting. The sessions allowed advanced care practioners from the UK to educate students to a different […]