Universities Supporting International students

Notes & Ideas

  • Edu Nova does outreach

  • Mentorship program

  • Understanding the immigration process

  • Less focus on events- push it to student group

  • Students know of their existence and may go to them

  • MUlticultural week international education week (grants, social media)

  • Cultural celebrations

  • Celebrate diversity in workplace and community-

  • Arts, local talent (bands), foods/cuisine

  • Telling stories- first day in Canada

  • Belonging- a place where newcomers can share similar situations

  • Nova multifest

Questions

  • What can we do to create more dialogue like this summit?

  • How can university help with the immigration?

Take Aways

  • Get domestic students involved in cultural societies

  • International students are an asset to the province, our schools, and projects may not take off right away, but it takes time

  • Personal interactions are the key to inclusion and understanding