University of Manitoba and Anas Wayuu signs a Memorandum of Understanding

Two months after Anas Wayuu's visit to the University of Manitoba, Dr. Javier Mignone and colleagues traveled to Colombia for research and project outreach. On the 29th of September, the (more than) eight-year partnership between the two institutions was strengthened by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Firma del Convenio de Cooperación y apoyo EPSI Anaswayuu… Continue reading University of Manitoba and Anas Wayuu signs a Memorandum of Understanding

So you’ve decided to come study in Canada?

...how do you make the most of this study opportunity? My colleague, Shanda Williams from Memorial University (Grenfell campus) suggests JUMP IN! Read more here http://cbie.ca/jumping-deep-end-making-canadian-study-experience/  

University of Manitoba’s Peru Travel Study 2016

University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education, with the support of Extended Education and CICAN, organized the first edition of Peru Travel Study Program from July 29 to August 16, 2016. Dr. Laara Fitznor and six UM students were hosted by the community-based NGO Centro de Investigacion de las Culturas Andinas – Research Center of the Andean Cultures (CICAN) led… Continue reading University of Manitoba’s Peru Travel Study 2016

In my tribe, we go to a different type of school

Someday I would be honored to meet you Chief Mundiya

“I’m called Mundiya Kepanga. I’m the chief of the Huli tribe in Papua New Guinea. …If we want for our children to live in a sustainable world, their education must be based upon three big pillars: the respect of cultures and traditional knowledge systems, the main principles that are important for our family, and the lessons that can be learnt from modern education systems.”

Mundiya attended the launch of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring (REM) Report in London and met Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova.

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Blog by Mundiya Kapanga, who attended the launch of the 2016 GEM Report in London.

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I know that Westerners are busy and that you are always looking at your watch so I will be quick. I will only take five or six minutes of your time.

I’m called Mundiya Kepanga. I’m the chief of the Huli tribe in Papua New Guinea. I am sure lots of important people write for the blog you are reading, but I’m not a Maire, I’m not a Minister, I’m not a Prime Minister and I don’t have a Nobel Prize. I’m just a chief who doesn’t know how to read or write. I must also admit that I’ve never been to school. Now, for this text I need someone to type what I’m saying. With my friends we preferred to play in the forest and get into mischief. One day, my father asked…

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Anas Wayuu summer 2016 visit to University of Manitoba

I was delighted to have helped organize a meeting between Anas Wayuu (Colombia) delegation and the Office of UM VP Research and Internationl. Anas Wayuu and UM have been collaborating on health data information management for a number of years. See related links below: Visita Universidad de Manitoba Canada http://epsianaswayuu.com/boletines-de-prensa/125-visita-universidad-de-manitoba-canada UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA’S RADY FACULTY… Continue reading Anas Wayuu summer 2016 visit to University of Manitoba

More than flights and miles, International Education develops competences for the global workplace, for life – CBIE

http://cbie.ca/flights-miles-international-education-develops-competences-global-workplace-life/ Our Blog Series for CBIE finally out! After a few months of skype meetings and google drive revisions, it's here! Gulcan Barclay, my colleague from Camosun College, British Columbia kicks off the series. Stay tuned for the next three installments! Prospetive Students - Think with your mind and heart before starting your international education journey… Continue reading More than flights and miles, International Education develops competences for the global workplace, for life – CBIE

2016 National Opinion Poll: Canadian Views on Asia | Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

This is positive news! In early 2014, I collaborated with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in organizing the Manitoba leg of the National Conversations on Asia. The picture was a bit different two years ago, for sure. In my next post, I will compare the figures. http://www.asiapacific.ca/surveys/national-opinion-polls/2016-national-opinion-poll-canadian-views-asia

Weekly Chart: Education in Latin America and the Caribbean | AS/COA

As millions of students head back to school, we take a look at the ABCs of education in the region.   This past week, teachers protested Mexico’s overhaul of the public education system, even as more than 20 million Mexican students packed their mochilas with pencils and notebooks for school. The teachers oppose an education… Continue reading Weekly Chart: Education in Latin America and the Caribbean | AS/COA

Leadership and Kindergarten

4th week of my Coursera 21st Century Leadership Course featured Rosabeth Moss Kanter's Six Keys to Leading Positive Change: (1) Show Up, (2) Speak Up, (3) Look Up, (4) Team Up, (5) Never Give Up, and (6) Lift Others Up. Seemingly big phrases reminding me of Robert Fulgum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in… Continue reading Leadership and Kindergarten

CBIE Conference by the Numbers: Americas, Southeast Asia and Europe, how about Africa?

First published on CBIE-BCEI WITHOUT BORDERS on July 21, 2016 CBIE’s 2015 Annual Conference was attended by more than 800 participants from 40 different countries. Same number of participants as in 2014, but notably, a 15% increase in the number of countries represented. Most of the participants came from education institutions in the Americas, North and South. Canada made up more than half of the… Continue reading CBIE Conference by the Numbers: Americas, Southeast Asia and Europe, how about Africa?