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Canada’s academic community takes on the world

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Many highways going in different directions“In an age where many nations are turning inward, it’s more important than ever to reach across borders and build a better world. It’s with this mission in mind that a growing number of influential CEOs and post-secondary leaders are re-envisioning their goals to embrace the world’s most pressing challenges.”

Read more of this article featured in Academica’s Today’s Top Ten in Higher Ed on September 5, 2018.

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How colleges and institutes are building Canada’s brand and a better world

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Canadian flag flying on a flag poleMany Canadians are familiar with the essential work that colleges and institutes do in providing vocational training to support the demands of the labour market, but fewer might know about how these same schools are changing lives around the world through international partnerships. Over the past 40 years, Canada’s colleges and institutes have engaged in over 700 international projects to build a better world for all.

Read more of this article featured in Academica’s Today’s Top Ten in Higher Ed on September 18, 2018.

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Students reach beyond their institutions to spread education around the globe

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Man wearing knapsack standing in from of large apartment building“For many, offering on-campus tutoring services to students in Canada falls under a different category of support than sending these same students around the world to support partners in developing countries. But for Jamie Arron and countless students across Canada, these activities fall under a single mission…. ‘We believe, at their core, universities are about advancing education,’ says Arron. ‘While this of course means supporting students right on campus, we also believe it comes with a responsibility to work more broadly towards greater global equity in education. To be truly global citizens, we cannot just focus on recruitment of international students, but must also support the development of strong local educational institutions in partner countries.'”

Read more of this article featured in Academica’s Today’s Top Ten in Higher Ed on October 17, 2018.

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Spreading one of the world’s greatest post-secondary systems across borders

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Steps made of cement in the clouds“‘Our country is facing a challenge, and we think your school can help.’

This was the substance of what Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin heard in April of 2015, when he was invited by then-Governor General David Johnston to meet the visiting then-president of Peru, Ollanta Humala. Devlin, a retired Canadian Army commander, soon learned that Peru was facing a dual shortage of skilled production technicians in its economy and personnel in its military, the latter shortage stemming largely from the country’s decision to end conscription in 2010.”

Read more of this article featured in Academica’s Today’s Top Ten in Higher Ed on October 24, 2018.

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