Exploring Supports for Indigenous and Black Students as Global Leaders

To be inclusive of students from marginalized Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotians communities, this project is seeking to increase academic programs focused on Black and African Diaspora Studies and Indigenous Studies. These programs, transitioning from Minor to Major present an opportunity to explore the potential relevance and value of mobility for indigenous and black students in building and integrating appropriately informed programs to support emerging global leaders. Through surveys with students, community engagement sessions, discussions with the Indigenous Advisory Council, panel discussions with Indigenous and Black/ African campus communities and staff, Dalhousie university was able to create a final report that will be disseminated to the broader university community including senior leaders through continued mobility development forums within the institution.

Latest Publications


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.

Louisane LeBlanc: If the Global Skills Opportunity pilot ends, Canadians with disabilities will miss out


Seventy new GSO projects to support hundreds of students’ global work and study experiences

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.