Go beyond your academic experience!
The uOGlobal recognition will help you set yourself apart in the eyes of employers because you’ll be better prepared for working in a global labour market.
In an era of globalization and automation technologies, employers are looking for people whose intercultural skills and values as a global citizen will allow them to better adapt and develop.
Employability forums emphasize that students must acquire 21st-century skills and focus more on critical thinking, communication skills and social perspectives.
The uOGlobal recognition acknowledges the skills you acquire through intercultural and international work and study experiences, both in Canada and abroad. If you are taking courses in a foreign language, volunteering or mentoring in a multicultural setting, or have already participated in an international exchange or CO-OP placement, you probably already meet some of the requirements for the uOGlobal recognition.
The recognition will appear on your official transcripts validating your intercultural experiences and your achievements. Moreover, students enrolled in the uOGlobal recognition will be invited to exclusive events and a VIP career fair.
The uOGlobal recognition's unique approach hones global skills and promotes the values of global citizenship through training that fosters insight, such as cross-cultural workshops and on-site learning experiences.
Who : Full-time undergraduate students of all faculties (open to both Canadian and international students)
When : 2018–2019 academic year
Note : Beginning in the 2019–2020 academic year, the program will be open to graduate students as well.
- Saturday September 22, 2018
- Saturday November 17, 2018
- Saturday February 2, 2019
Nine training and reflection modules
One mandatory activity:
- Buddy program with an international student;
And choose 3 additional activities among the following:
- One or two activities in a workplace setting with a minimum of 30 hours within the same organization (including but not limited to):
- Community engagement (volunteering, social entrepreneurship, Intercultural Living Learning Community LLC in residence, student life);
- Employment (coop, Work-Study Program, Global Health placement, clinical placement, international development internship, entrepreneurship, mentoring, teaching abroad);
- Research & Innovation (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, Summer Undergraduate Research Internships, Mitacs Globalink, Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design);
- One or two in a course setting (including but not limited to):
- Languages (12 units: Second languages, French immersion or modern languages);
- Courses or research (a combination of 12 units: courses with international or intercultural learning outcomes, community service learning, field research courses, model United Nations courses, Research Projects (Science Honours Project, Health Sciences, Engineering), Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Social Innovation Option, Option in Entrepreneurship);
- Mobility (exchange program, summer program, Medicine and Humanities Summer Program).
- Wednesday March 27, 2019
Become a true citizen of the world
Global citizenship means taking responsibility for the well-being of our communities and our planet. You’ll reflect on your learning, develop a greater awareness of the respect for differences and diversity and consider issues and the importance of ethics and engagement. You’ll become an innovative leader who is well-equipped to solve problems, share knowledge and do your part as an engaged citizen.
Develop your global skills
- Intercultural communication (interpersonal and communication skills, multiple languages, networking skills)
- Good judgement and decision-making skills, critical thinking
- Cooperation and teamwork, leadership, engagement, positive attitude
- Creativity and innovation
- Sensitivity to different cultures, realities and perspectives as well as resilience and adaptability
Values of a global citizenship
- Respect for differences and diversity, shared values and responsibilities, empathy and solidarity
- Engagement - Actively contributing to creating a peaceful, inclusive, accepting and sustainable world
- Playing an active role both locally and globally to face and respond to challenges
- Act responsibly and ethically locally, national and globally
- Sense of belonging to a common humanity