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Tuesday, January 28 • 15:45 - 17:00
205: PANEL: Giving Students the Tools to Succeed in a Global Workforce

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This panel will discuss how international experiences contribute to the personal and professional development of young Canadians and, consequently, equip them for today’s global workforce. As “internationalizing” education continues to include not only inbound movement – ie, the recruitment and retention of international students – but also outbound mobility, we find ourselves in this new space navigating how best to support domestic students in gaining global skills and competencies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The existing landscape of outbound mobility in the Canadian context;
  • Steps Canada needs to take to keep up with internationalization efforts in other countries;
  • How to support a shift where going abroad is a natural step in a young Canadian’s career path

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Michelle Dittmer

Michelle Dittmer

President, Canadian Gap Year Association
Michelle Dittmer is an educator  and  youth advocate that has taught grades 4 through college, developed international service learning programs, nurtured educational partnerships with school boards from coast to coast, and developed youth policy.  Having a finger on the pulse... Read More →
avatar for Clark Goodman

Clark Goodman

Director of the International Experience Canada Program, Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Clark Goodman is the Director of the International Experience Canada program at the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The International Experience Canada program supports Canada’s economic and cultural interests by facilitating bilateral, reciprocal agreements... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Marc Hachey

Jean-Marc Hachey

Founder & Author, MyWorldAbroad.com
Jean-Marc Hachey is the founder of MyWorldAbroad.com, a bestselling author, and a trusted partner working with 45 universities and colleges. He is a long-time enthusiast of work and travel abroad, helping students to develop international skills and prepare for jobs in a global economy... Read More →
avatar for Norah McRae

Norah McRae

Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, University of Waterloo
Norah McRae, PhD, is Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo. Her involvement in co-operative and work-integrated education spans more than 25 years, over which time she has led strategic program development and research on student... Read More →

Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 205