A group of 14 delegates from various Latin American and Caribbean educational institutions connected to the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP), and representatives from the Canadian Bureau of International Education and Global Affairs Canada will all be visiting Vanier on the morning of 15 November, 2018. They will be at Vanier to learn more about colleges in Quebec, and specifically about the work colleges do on environmental issues including agriculture and water treatment. The overall purpose of their Canadian tour is to create networks and opportunities for students from their institutions to study at Canadian colleges and universities.
The delegation, which is composed of administrators involved in international initiatives within their own institutions, will also be visiting other colleges and universities the Montreal area and in other provinces. Delegates hail from: Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, and Guyana.
The morning meeting will begin with welcoming addresses from Director General, John McMahon and Academic Dean, Annie Claude Banville. Then, Alena Perout, Faculty Dean of Arts, Business, and Social Sciences, and Anne-Marie Lemay, Dean of Continuing Education and Community Services, will give information on Vanier’s various international initiatives. Both Deans oversee international student exchanges as well as Vanier study programs offered to international students. Next, Brandee Diner and Sebastien Lemieux will describe Vanier’s Environmental and Wildlife Management Program, and Myriam Mansour will describe the Vanier Sustainability Major and bring the visitors on a tour of the Vanier Garden.
“Vanier College and Continuing Education are pleased to host visiting international delegations who seek to establish networks and connections for their students coming to Canada to study. The programs and cultural experiences Vanier offers ensure that programs are academically stimulating and personally enriching for international students. We look forward to developing ongoing relationships with the visiting delegations and the institutions and countries they represent,” said Director General, John McMahon.
The meeting will run from 8:45 and until noon in the Boardroom (F-216), and will be followed by lunch.