CFHSS President encourages student mobility

May 28, 2014

The President of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is urging Canadian students to explore Canada and the world as part of their studies. Antonia Maioni notes that only one in 10 undergrads leave their home province for university, with many staying within 20km of home. She also says that only 2.2% of Canadian students go abroad. These numbers are at odds with Canada’s commitment to cultivate global perspectives, she says. She points to Ontario’s Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) as providing a model that could be followed across Canada and globally to encourage mobility across provincial and international borders. She further cites programs such as Mitacs Globalink, and says that inter-provincial and international experiences can help expand student horizons and promote interdisciplinary diversity. Globe and Mail