Polytechnics Canada joins Governor General on mission to Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago

April 24, 2012

Polytechnics Canada will join Governor General David Johnston on his working visit to Barbados and State visit to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from April 29 to May 2. "We are committed to international education co-operation," says Polytechnics Canada CEO Nobina Robinson, who will travel with the Governor General. "For this reason, we appreciate this opportunity to participate in a mission to further strengthen ties with these nations and demonstrate the leadership of our colleges and institutes in applied education, training and industrial innovation." Johnston's itinerary includes keynote addresses at Barbados Community College and at the University of the West Indies. The Governor General is currently in Brazil and will be joined by a delegation of Canadian university presidents on a PSE mission to that country. Polytechnics Canada News Release

Postscript: Apr 26, 2012

The Canadian Bureau for International Education is accompanying Governor General David Johnston on his visit to Brazil, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. Johnston invited CBIE president Karen McBride to join the delegation of education, innovation, and trade sector representatives. Along with the Governor General, Association of Canadian Community Colleges president James Knight has met with participants in the Mulheres Mil (1,000 Women) Project, which promotes the social and economic inclusion of disadvantaged women in the northeastern and northern regions of Brazil. The Mulheres Mil project was launched in 2005 through co-operative efforts among ACCC, the Canadian International Development Agency, and Brazilian partners. CBIE News Release | ACCC News Release