Media Advisory - Centennial College Challenges Students to Join the Human Race

    Mandatory Course Explores the Responsibilities of Global Citizenship

    TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 24th, Centennial College will
officially launch its groundbreaking Signature Learning Experience jointly
with its campaign. The innovative philosophy opens
Centennial students' minds to the current issues that affect our world,
helping them learn how they can get involved, make a difference, exert their
influence and impart change.
    Employers large and small told Centennial they are looking for critical
thinkers who can effectively work together in today's multicultural and
multinational business environment. A new course, "Global Citizenship: Social
Analysis to Social Action" aims to stir the social conscience of everyone
attending Centennial College regardless of their field of study and will be
mandatory for all students beginning this September.

    Will You Choose to Accept or Ignore?
    "We want to help students learn that true social networking isn't about
who's doing what with whom, but rather what they're doing to help whomever
they can," says Vicki Bismilla, Chief Learning Office and Vice President,
Academic, Centennial College. "And whether studying to become an auto
technician, pharmacy assistant, film maker or anything in between, the
Signature Learning Experience is designed to help students and faculty be good
global citizens."
    Ms. Bismilla will be joined at the launch by Centennial College President
Ann Buller and students who have completed the program thus far. These
students will share how their personal Signature Learning Experience impacted
their lives.
    Centennial will also unveil its new, thought provoking
"" campaign that challenges students and the public to think
about important issues and "Accept" rather than "Ignore" our responsibilities
as global citizens. The campaign was developed by Smith Roberts Creative
Communications, the creative agency that launched the United Church of
Canada's Wondercafe and Colleges Ontario's Obay Campaign.

           Centennial College Launches Global Citizenship Program
    When:     Tuesday, June 24
    Time:     10:00 a.m.
    Where:    The Field House at The Berkeley (315 Queen Street East)
    RSVP:     Laurie Hall at 416.696.5554, e-mail: or
              Heather Ward at 416.909.4328 or e-mail:

    About Centennial College
    Centennial College is Ontario's first college, established in 1966 and
offering programs in business, communications media and design, community and
health studies, general arts and science, English and general education,
engineering technology and applied science, hospitality, tourism and culture
and transportation. Its mission is educating students for career success and
its vision is transforming lives and communities through learning. As a large
and diverse public college with four campuses across Toronto, Centennial has a
reputation for quality, exemplary teaching, innovative programming and
extensive industry partnerships.

    Centennial College spokespeople are available for interviews. Additional
information about Centennial College and the Signature Learning Experience,
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For further information:

For further information: Flex PR, Laurie Hall,, (416)
696-5554; or Heather Ward,, (416) 909-4328

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