Collective intelligence fostering the long-term settlement of international students (F/SI)
April 24, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.