Canada’s elite universities will be in India from August 23 to
September 4 to hold information sessions on Canada as a destination
for higher education.
delegation is led by Ginette Sanfaçon of HEC Montréal (Business
school affiliated with the Université de Montréal) and Michelle
Beaton of Ryerson University in Toronto.
tour is organized by the Canadian Higher Education Committee under
the aegis of the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Council’s fifth annual tour to India will begin in Mumbai and
continue in Pune, Delhi and Bangalore.
According to a Canadian High Commission press release, the tour is
of special interest to Standard XI and Standard XII students who
exhibit strong academic standing, their school guidance counselors
as well as to their parents. The schedule includes school visits,
information fairs, and an indepth Canadian university admission
workshop for guidance counselors.
“India is a key undergraduate student market for Canadian
universities,” said Ginette Sanfaçon of HEC-Montréal and Tour
Director. “Indian students are sought for their academic strength
and their rich contribution to student life on Canadian university
campuses. In turn, increasing numbers of Indian students are making
Canada their first choice for study – as evidenced on this tour.
Indian students are drawn to our universities’ common attributes of
international reputation for academic excellence, state of the art
resources, and safe campuses in welcoming locations,” Sanfaçon said.
year, tour organizers strengthen existing relationships with
secondary schools in cities they visit and also expand outreach to
new regions. For example, guidance counselors from schools in Dehra
Dun, Hyderabad, Chennai and Chandigarh as well as Pakistan, Nepal,
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are receiving invitations to attend the
Tour’s counselor workshop in Delhi.
List of participating universities
University of British Columbia; Carleton University; Dalhousie
University; HEC MONTRÉAL (Business School affiliated with Université
de Montréal); Memorial University of Newfoundland; University of
Manitoba; University of New Brunswick; Ryerson University;
University of Saskatchewan; University of Toronto; Vancouver Island
University; University of Waterloo; York University.
Canadian universities are engaged internationally as leaders in
education through teaching, research and partnerships.
Undergraduate education in Canada is a hybrid of US and UK styles
offering breadth of program options, flexibility in choice and a
degree that is ultimately recognized world-wide.
Indian students choose Canada because a strong education and a
positive international experience is the foundation for their
exciting and successful futures. The quality, affordability and
renowned research opportunities are key factors in this decision.
University campuses across Canada offer multicultural environments,
beautiful spaces and friendly people. As a leader in business,
political diplomacy, arts and culture and technology – Canada’s
education system is at the core of its success and its graduates are
players on the world stage. (ANI)