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Workshops & seminars

Global Learning Day x Elsewhere

Date & time
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


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:

Sept. 19  
10:00am   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

  • Hawa Keita, Lead Concordia Africa Initiative

  • 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. 

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Faculty Panel: Research Collaboration - Standing out, stepping up!

The panel will discuss their international research collaboration and will examine how students can benefit from it!

  • Monica Mulrennan, Associate Vice President, Research, Development and Outreach
  • Tristan Glatard, Co-director, Applied AI Institute, Associate Professor Computer Science and Software Engineering

  • Cédric Lesage, Associate Dean, Research & Impact, Professor, Accountancy, John Molson, School of Business

  • Sarah Turner, Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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