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.
The recognition will appear on your official transcripts validating your intercultural experiences and your achievements. Moreover, students enrolled in the uOGlobal recognition will be able to participate in exclusive events and a VIP career fair.
Thanks to its unique approach, the uOGlobal recognition will provide support and guidance as you develop your international skills through workshops and shape your values as a global citizen with intercultural field learning, training and self-reflection to ensure you are prepared for the global workforce.
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 December 1, 2018
- Saturday February 2, 2019
Nine training and reflection modules
- Three hybrid learning modules divided into nine online Virtual Campus capsules consisting of brainstorming exercises and discussion forums.
Four experiential activities
- Buddy program with an international student (mandatory);
- One or two intercultural experiences in a workplace setting:
- 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 (SASS), teaching abroad);
- Research (UROP, SIRI, Mitacs, Science Honours Project, Engineering Design, Makerspace);
- One or two course-related intercultural experiences:
- Languages (12 credits: Modern or second language);
- Courses (12 credits: Courses, community service learning, field courses, collaborative online international learning, model United Nations courses);
- Mobility (exchange program, summer program).
- Thursday March 28, 2019
Become a true global citizen
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 one of the leaders of change and innovation by sharing knowledge, becoming engaged citizens, and being better equipped to solving problems.
Develop your intercultural 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