Collective intelligence fostering the long-term settlement of international students (F/SI)

April 24, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stream: Embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Location: 519

As part of the cooperation initiative on post-secondary transition (Pôle sur les transitions en enseignement supérieur) involving the four Saguenay/Lac-St-Jean-area CEGEPs and the Université du Quebec à Chicoutimi, a living laboratory was established to reflect and act on the social and professional integration of international students. The transition from being an international student in a post-secondary institution to living and working in the community is marked by a series of obstacles, which we have collectively decided to reduce. In this regard, a broad array of regional stakeholders, employers and international students have come together in a spirit of cooperation with a view to defining priority issues and action areas aimed at facilitating the long-term settlement of former students in the Saguenay/Lac-St-Jean region. The session will begin with a short presentation on the living laboratory, the issues at hand, the recommended approach and the results to date. Three experts will then lead a collaborative and interactive workshop on the issue of international students and their long-term settlement. Thanks to the collective intelligence techniques applied during the workshop, the ideas generated will inspire participants to undertake innovative and transformative projects aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence in their respective communities.

André Gobeil, Directeur général, Cégep de Chicoutimi
Marie-Hélène Forest, Conseillère en développement international, Cégep de Chicoutimi
Sabrina Trottier, Coordonnatrice responsable du chantier de la transition vers l’enseignement supérieur des Premiers Peuples, Pôle sur les transitions en enseignement supérieur
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