OTTAWA, April 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Polytechnics Canada is honoured to
accompany His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor
General of Canada, on his working visit to Barbados and State visit to
the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from April 29-May 2. "We are
committed to international education co-operation," says Polytechnics
Canada CEO Nobina Robinson, who will be travelling with the Governor
General. "For this reason, we appreciate this opportunity to
participate in a mission to further strengthen ties with these nations
and demonstrate the leadership of our colleges and institutes in
applied education, training and industrial innovation."
Polytechnics Canada represents nine colleges, institutes of technology
and polytechnics that create career-ready graduates while delivering
applied research and practical solutions for its industry partners,
mostly small and medium-sized businesses. These post-secondary
institutions have more than 15,000 foreign students, several of them
from Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
Says Robinson: "We support the Governor General in his efforts to
promote 'diplomacy of knowledge,' or sharing learning across borders.
On this mission, Polytechnics Canada will demonstrate how its members,
through their commitment to the model of advanced applied education,
aligned with industry needs, contribute to the Governor General's
vision of a learning society."
As part of its commitment to promoting the quality and diversity of
Canadian higher education, Polytechnics Canada's Chair Dr. Don Wright,
President of British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), was
honoured to serve on the federal government's recent Advisory Panel on
Canada's International Education Strategy.
Located in Canada's key economic regions, the current Polytechnics
Canada members are: British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT),
SAIT Polytechnic, NAIT, Conestoga, Sheridan, Humber, George Brown,
Seneca and Algonquin.
Updated information on the Governor General's itinerary is available
SOURCE Polytechnics Canada
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