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.

Register now

To apply to the uOGlobal recognition, please fill out the admission form.

Total cost: 285 $ for two sessions (subject to change)

Eligible participants: Students from all faculties in their second year and up at the undergraduate level, as well as all students from the graduate level may participate.

When: 2019-2020 or 2019-2021 academic year

Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019

Recognition structure

Three workshops
  • Saturday September 21, 2019 (TBC)
  • Saturday November 16, 2019 (TBC)
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 (TBC)

Time and place:

  • Learning Crossroads (CRX), from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
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.

  • Wednesday March 27, 2019

Video transcription in English (PDF)

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 critical thinking, decision-making;
  • 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, diversity, shared values, empathy and solidarity;
  • Commitment and contribution to a peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, equitable and sustainable world;
  • Active roles with ethical responsibility, locally and globally;
  • Sense of belonging to a common humanity and environment.
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