NAFSA leaders renew commitment to diversity and inclusion

At the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Washington Leadership Meeting (WLM 2017), education leaders reaffirm commitment to globally engaged citizens, diversity and inclusion. NAFSA's Executive Director and CEO Esther D. Brimmer released an official statement on January 31, 2017 in response to Trump Administration's executive order banning U.S. entry of thoroughly vetted refugees and citizens from … Continue reading NAFSA leaders renew commitment to diversity and inclusion

International Education Experiences, my other Mentor

The last of our 2016 CBIE blog series is my very own post where I shared my experiences as a student and a young professional in Italy, Paris and Singapore.   I would dare say that study abroad experiences allow individuals to gain deeper knowledge of peoples and countries more than any travel guidebook or … Continue reading International Education Experiences, my other Mentor

Vietnam-EU to expand education cooperation

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET, Vietnam) organized a higher education forum for Vietnamese and European universities to share experience in teaching, research and management, explore opportunities for program and research cooperation and sign agreements. Read more here http://vietnamnews.vn/society/345608/viet-nam-eu-universities-cooperation-gets-more-opportunities.html#W35DGWDrE4qyIYEO.97

Philippines and transnational education partnerships

The PIE news features a Q&A with Commissioner Minella Alarcon and Dr. Fay Lauraya on the launch of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)'s transnational education project set to boost internationalisation efforts of the country’s top universities. Read more in the following link: http://thepienews.com/news/500k-dedicated-to-develop-philippine-tne/

Facilitating transformation through International Education

My colleague Lisa Brunner from University of British Columbia shares her thoughts on the transformative impact of international education experiences. Read her post on CBIE's Without Borders blog. http://cbie.ca/facilitating-transformation-international-education/

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.

World Education Blog

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