Mobilizing the university community to increase international mobility

The project focuses on resolving systemic obstacles to mobility from 3 distinct angles: 1) training a group of “force multipliers” in intercultural skills to act as channels of influence and openness to the international community in their interactions with colleagues and students; 2) training trainers with a mission to facilitate intercultural development throughout our university community; and 3) updating the risk management program for travel abroad, which will serve as the basis for targeted training programs before departure and during mobility. These measures have brought new energy to multiple levels of our organizational structure to achieve greater international engagement and mobility.

Latest Publications

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

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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.