Discover the global learning opportunities at Concordia during Global Learning Day x Elsewhere! This day will have a series of panel discussions on the benefits of an international experience for students. There will also be a student fair to showcase students who have participated in international programs (e.g., exchange, field schools) or done international research abroad (e.g., Mitacs Globalink Research Awards).
See the full schedule below:
Student Fair Opens
10:20am - 10:30am
Opening Remarks by William Cheaib, Associate Vice President International, Chief of Staff
10:30am - 11:15am
Global Experiential Learning & Employability: The Benefits of an International Experience on your CV
This panel will discuss how employers view an international experience on a CV and the unique advantages an international experience gives employees in the workplace.
André-Philippe Chenail, Senior Project Director, Foreign Direct Investment, Asia-Pacific and Middle East at Investissement Québec
Phil Cole, Vice President, Business Development, Marinvent Corporation
Thi Be Nguyen, Executive Director of the Canada ASEAN Business Council
11:15am - 12:00pm
Visit Field School Student Tables*
*Note: Field School Tables are present from 10am - 2pm
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Student Panel: Global Experiential Learning
Students will share how their experience abroad contributed to their academic studies and their personal development.
Alex Oster, Coordinator Student Engagement, Dean of Students Office
Jimmy Barco Burrors, Ph.D. student, Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Mitacs Globalink Research Award for a research project in Mexico with the Universidad de Guanajuato
Christine White, MA student, Art Education, Fine Arts participated in the New Music and Media Arts Field school in Mexico
Andrew Keleny, Undergraduate student, Aerospace Engineering, participated in the Concordia Student Exchange program & International coop
Marco Meneghin, Ph.D. student, Film & Moving Image Studies, participated in the New Music and Media Arts Field School in Colombia
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Faculty Panel: Value of Global Experiential Learning
The panel will discuss the value of a global experiential learning experience. Panelists will discuss why they lead these initiatives and the benefits they have seen to the students participating in experiential learning programs.