February 28, 2023 – A choose group of 30 graduate-level students from International Affairs Canada’s ELAP and SICS scholarships initiatives gathered in Ottawa from February 20-24, 2023 to take part within the annual Research Tour.
Coming from 23 nations within the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, the Center East, and Southeast Asia – and representing all kinds of host establishments throughout Canada – these students had the chance to satisfy with key representatives from authorities, business, and group sectors across the theme of “A Sustainable Canada”. As a part of their educational expertise whereas on alternate, the Research Tour allowed members to be taught extra about Canada’s insurance policies, present challenges, and future targets in local weather change, innovation, and social growth.
The group additionally had the chance to be taught extra in regards to the historical past of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples by way of a Blanket Train led by an indigenous elder.
Contributors gained perception into the Canadian federal authorities, present realities, and analysis and innovation experience by way of visits to the Canadian Area Company, the Nationwide Analysis Council, Bayview Yards, the Home of Commons, the Senate of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Historical past, and International Affairs Canada.
Concerning the Worldwide Scholarships Program Research Tour
The Research Tour is a key function of the Rising Leaders within the Americas Program and, for the primary time this yr, has been expanded to incorporate graduate-level recipients of the Research in Canada Scholarships.
Each packages provide post-secondary college students from the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, the Center East and Southeast Asia the chance to pursue short-term research and analysis exchanges at Canadian schools and universities.
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Date Modified: 2023-02-28