Ravi Ponnudurai

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The GSO experience has given me a comprehensive understanding of global issues, and the confidence to independently and collaboratively develop ways to solve problems. The impacts of unprecedented levels of social, environmental and geopolitical changes, and the results of rapid globalization, require far greater soft skills from us. Many people like me, who came to Canada as a refugee, do not immediately have access to educational opportunities. There are other reasons besides linguistics barriers; the most important is the financial support to acquire new skills. Programs such as GSO play a significant role in supporting students to gain soft skills. The international opportunity prepared me forever for changes in my level of confidence and opened doors to new opportunities in my future endeavors.‚Äč

Latest Publications


A trading nation needs a globally engaged workforce

Canadian businesses need to work harder to remain competitive, globally relevant, and accessible. A large part of that is having access to the right talent.

Global Horizons #8 – Kicking off 2024

Our social media blitz, two op-eds, the launch of our Alumni Hub and much, much more.

Sending more students abroad will help Canada navigate a changing world

A more unpredictable world presents Canada with serious challenges, but also new opportunities.