VANCOUVER, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Provincial councils responsible for facilitating credit transfer activities in Alberta, BC, New Brunswick and Ontario are signing an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance student mobility across their jurisdictions and on a pan-Canadian basis.
The MoU formalizes the intent of the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT), the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT), the New Brunswick Council on Articulations and Transfer (NBCAT), and the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) to further develop student pathways and reduce barriers for students wishing to transfer among Canadian colleges and universities.
The MoU emphasizes the leadership role of the provincial councils in establishing pan-Canadian partnerships to expand opportunities for students. Credit transfer plays a significant role in the provincial post-secondary sector, as signaled by a recent commitment of Canada's college and university presidents to develop a framework for collaboration on student mobility.
The provincial councils are dedicated to fostering collaboration among academic communities. In BC, BCCAT works with 38 post-secondary institutions to facilitate the development of flexible pathways, inform and support students in their educational planning, and support knowledge gathering and research.
The MoU will enable BCCAT and the other provincial councils to extend this collaborative focus to the development of an effective and efficient pan-Canadian credit transfer system providing opportunities for post-secondary students throughout the country.
"The signing of this MoU creates the foundation for a comprehensive pan-Canadian post-secondary credit transfer system that will provide enhanced learning recognition and opportunities for all Canadians."
- Dr. Roger H. Barnsley, Co-Chair, BCCAT
"This MoU is a catalyst to facilitate pan-Canadian development of high quality, flexible, and efficient inter-institutional learner pathways, such as those well-established in the BC Transfer System.
- Dr. Robert Fleming, Co-Chair, BCCAT
To learn more
The MoU is available at: bccat.ca/about/news/MOU
BCCAT is funded by the Government of British Columbia.
Image with caption: "Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT), British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT), New Brunswick Council on Articulations and Transfer (NBCAT), Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) (CNW Group/BC Council on Admissions & Transfer)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141015_C1867_PHOTO_EN_6681.jpg
SOURCE: BC Council on Admissions & Transfer
For further information: Valerie Yorkston, Executive Assistant to the Council & Communications Coordinator, Telephone: 604-412-7683, Email: email@example.com