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.

 

NEW! uOGlobal recognition: Seeking facilitators

Are you a member of the administrative staff, academic staff, a graduate student or a post-graduate studies student, an alumni? In order to promote an optimal learning experience, the International Office needs your help! We are seeking individuals interested in playing the volunteer role of facilitators for the duration of three workshops (Saturdays September 22nd, November 17th and February 2nd between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm) for the uOGlobal recognition initiative. Participate in an experience that not only contributes to your professional development, but also to the development of your intercultural skills! Think you have the qualities of a facilitator? Do not hesitate to contact us today to participate in the uOGlobal training

 

Information

Who : Full-time undergraduate students of all faculties, as well as Medical School students

When : 2018–2019 academic year

Note : A number of places have been reserved for graduate students to pilot the recognition. Graduate students are also welcome to becoming facilitators! (see description below)

 

Recognition structure

Three workshops
  • Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Saturday November 17, 2018
  • Saturday February 2, 2019
Nine training and reflection modules
  • Three hybrid learning modules, divided into nine online learning modules, feature a personalized learning plan, reflexive exercises and discussion forums on Virtual Campus.
Four activities

One mandatory activity:

 

And choose 3 additional activities among the following:

*Please note that you are responsible for taking the steps necessary to find the activities you wish to complete.

Recognition
  • Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Video transcription in English (PDF)

Register now

Register now by sending an email to uoglobal@uOttawa.ca today to reserve your spot (spaces are limited).
Deadline: Registration is now closed for 2018-2019
Total cost: $285 ($142.50 per term)

Become a true citizen of the world

Intercultural experience

uOGlobal recognizes your international field learning experiences through, for example, international mobility or volunteer placements. However, we’re aware that not everyone can go abroad to take part in such experiences and for that reason, uOGlobal also recognizes the intercultural experiences you partake on campus.
 
Global skills
 
Through in-person workshops and online modules, uOGlobal recognition helps you develop skills in areas such as intercultural communication, critical judgment and adaptability. These are all skills that employers will notice and where you’ll also develop a wider professional network. You’ll make the link between knowledge, attitude and behaviour, which will help you succeed in your professional and personal development.
 
Global citizenship

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
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