Who’s in the classroom? Distinct and overlapping needs of international and newcomer students (E)

May 5, 2019 | 14:45 - 16:45

Track: Thought Forums

The number of foreign-born students in college and institute programs and classrooms is increasing rapidly. Often times, it is not readily apparent which of these students are international students in Canada on study permits and which are new permanent residents. Both groups have a set of unique but overlapping needs. How can we ensure the same high standard education and student experience to these two groups and, what, if any special considerations are there in supporting these students in work placements, connecting with employers and finding employment post-graduation? What tools, technics and supports are available (and what more might be needed) to faculty, instructors and staff in supporting these two student groups?

Session Speakers

Krista Pearson


Algonquin College

Patrick Sullivan

Manager, International Programs and Services

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

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