Fund program to send students abroad, report urges federal government

November 9, 2017

Canada needs to redouble its efforts to send PSE students abroad if it wants to prepare a workforce that can build trade and economic relations with emerging markets, says a new report. Released on Wednesday, the report urges the federal government spend $75M a year for five years run a program that will help tens of thousands of students study and work abroad as part of their undergraduate education. “This is a long-term investment in the ability of our country to be engaging with those societies, and not just economically, but in other areas as well,” said Roland Paris, one of the report's co-authors and university research chair in international security and governance at the University of Ottawa. Globe and Mail