Canada needs to create more “globally competent” graduates, says Universities Canada

June 24, 2016

“Business leaders want to hire graduates with international skills and perspectives, who are comfortable working across languages and cultures,” says Universities Canada President Paul Davidson. Yet challenges remain for the more than 80% of Canadian universities who have “internationalization” as part of their strategic plans. Recent data shows that only 3% of Canadian university students study abroad, and the article details some of the efforts that Canadian schools are making to help boost these participation rates. Earlier this year, Academica surveyed its StudentVu panel to learn more about students’ attitudes toward the barriers to study abroad. Globe and Mail