A Global Education Strategy for Canada - Findings from the Global Education Report

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Monday, November 27th, 2017

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Monday, November 27, 201710:00AM - 11:30AMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place (Devonshire Pl. & Hoskin Ave.)
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Canada is not preparing its young people to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

On November 27, the Munk School of Global Affairs will host the Toronto launch of a landmark report by the Study Group on Global Education, an independent group of university and college presidents, private sector leaders, and policy experts.

The report sounds an urgent warning and call to action.

International learning is vital.
It fosters the knowledge and skills that young Canadians will need to succeed in the 21st century workplace, and the global connections that Canada will need to succeed in a more complex world.

Canada performs poorly.
Relatively few Canadian students go on international learning programs, and those who do overwhelmingly travel to just a few countries and study in their native language.

Other countries are racing ahead.
Peer countries like the United States, Australia, and members of the European Union have all launched ambitious global education strategies, with impressive results. Canada has no such strategy – and it shows.

Canada must act.
The report sets out a plan for Canada’s governments, educational institutions and private sector to dramatically increase the number of young Canadians participating in international study, co-ops, and work traineeships over the next 10 years.

This event will include a brief presentation of the report’s findings, followed by a panel discussion. Speakers include:

Margaret Biggs
Study Group Co-Chair and Matthews Fellow on Global Public Policy, Queen’s University

Roland Paris
Study Group Co-Chair and Professor and University Research Chair, University of Ottawa

Delila Bikic
Alumnae, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs
Junior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto

Zabeen Hirji
Strategic Advisor and former Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Bank of Canada
Member of the Study Group on Global Education

Joseph Wong
Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President, International Student Experience, University of Toronto
Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School of Global Affairs

Moderator
Randall Hansen
Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

View the report: Global Education for Canadians: Equipping Young Canadians to Succeed at Home and Abroad.


Speakers

Margaret Biggs
(Study Group Co-Chair) Matthews Fellow on Global Public Policy, Queen’s University

Delila Bikic
Alumnae, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto Junior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto

Zabeen Hirji
Strategic Advisor and former Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Bank of Canada
Member of the Study Group on Global Education

Randall Hansen
Moderator
Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Roland Paris
(Study Group Co-Chair) Professor and University Research Chair, University of Ottawa

Joseph Wong
Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President, International, University of Toronto Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School of Global Affairs



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