INTERVIEW: ABINA DANN, Canada's current Consul General in Sao Paulo
Discover Brazil - How does Canada perceive being turned into the main international destination for Brazilian students?
Abina Dann - Canada is honoured to be chosen by Brazilians as a main destination for study abroad. Canada is the number one destination for Brazilians wanting to study English as a second language, and is second only to France for the study of French, with more than 20,000 students in Canada for six months or less in 2011.
DB - Why, even bearing this comfortable position, is Canada...
This op-ed by Stephen Toope, president of the University of British Columbia and chair of the board of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) , was published in the University World News on May 20, 2012.
Building prosperity in these challenging times requires that nations reach out beyond their borders, more than ever before, to establish strategic international connections. Increasingly, the right doors are being opened and the path to prosperity is being constructed through partnerships being forged by universities in research, innovation and higher education.