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By Sheryl L. Bond, Jean-Pierre Lemasson

In communications, well-being care, and economics, occasions, discoveries, and judgements that originate past nationwide borders this present day typically impression nationwide regulations and practices. yet how are our process of schooling, and especially our universities, plagued by globalization? a brand new global of data examines how globalization has obliged universities in Canada to re-examine and reconsider the foreign size in their undertaking and perform. All now comprise a world measurement of their project assertion. is that this a real assertion of academic ideas? Or is it easily a advertising message meant to put the college to deal with funds rate reductions in the course of the sale of academic providers? a brand new global of information appears to be like on the vital function that Canadian universities have performed in shaping Canada’s reaction to the issues of overseas improvement. It offers the ancient backdrop and point of study had to competently tell offerings for the way forward for better schooling in Canada and in another country. The booklet will curiosity academics and directors in associations of upper schooling, in particular in overseas affairs and academic experiences; practitioners in corporations that rely on college linkages (such as in NGOs and research-granting organizations); executive officers within the schooling quarter; and scholars trying to find a global schooling.

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Are they seeking something different from the student volunteers of the 1960s and 1970s? Yes, there are many more opportunities for students to travel abroad. One of the most enterprising organizations that offer students work exchanges in other countries is AIESEC [Association for International Exchanges of Students in Economics and Commerce]. It attracts some of the brightest young men and women, and its membership reflects Canada’s changing multicultural personality. These young people manifest a new dynamism and a new spirit.

In 1981, AUCC published the results of a symposium held at the University of Guelph, designed to assess the experience of major university projects funded by CIDA’s Bilateral Program Branch. CIDA staff and university representatives from Canada and the South discussed five university projects. Whether the Canadian universities that took part (École polytechnique de Montréal, UNB, McGill, Guelph, and Alberta) benefited from sharing their experiences is unclear (AUCC 1980). Whether CIDA took any real notice of their experiences is also questionable.

Research and publication on a wide variety of development issues have been impressive, although not initially seen as central to development cooperation (particularly by those with a purely technical-assistance mind-set), and this research has contributed substantially to the output of development knowledge. Although some participating faculty have not translated their development experience into subsequent teaching and research, most have probably done so, with a noticeable internationalizing effect on the campus learning environment.

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