The Atlantic Growth Strategy China Mission, which ran from November 9th to November 13th, 2018, presented a unique opportunity to foster collaboration among Atlantic Canadian and Chinese post-secondary institutions. In addition to attending events at the Embassy of Canada in China and the Canada China Business Council AGM, EduNova led two events in Shanghai, one for partners and one for alumni, designed to strengthen existing partnerships and establish new ones in increased student mobility and collaborative research and programming.
Presidents and senior staff from 11 Atlantic universities, colleges and schools (seven from Nova Scotia) were joined by government of Canada Ministers, Atlantic Premiers and Canada’s Ambassador to China. An Atlantic alumni network, immigration pathways for Study and Stay™ graduates, and the need for marketing collateral for promotional purposes were all identified as opportunities for action. This initiative was made possible through funding from ACOA.
The delegation continued onto Beijing and participated in the Canada China Business Council AGM and roundtable meetings with Global Affairs and Universities Canada.