Updates at EduNova – September 29, 2022

Welcome back, Michael Hennigar!

We’d like to give a very warm welcome back to Michael Hennigar, EduNova’s director of student recruitment and retention, who returned from his paternity leave earlier this week. He can be reached at michael@edunova.ca.

Study and Stay CONNECT project launch 

The Study and Stay CONNECT project launch is happening today, Thursday September 29, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Volta.

Bringing together EduNova staff, members, program partners and funders, the event will include a presentation about the new project and be a chance to meet the  team. There will also be guest speakers and stories from the Study and Stay team, alumni and mentors.  

View the agenda here.

Study and Stay success story
In this new video, Cong Chen, a graduate of the Study and Stay Nova Scotia Program, shares his experience with us. Watch now to learn more about how the program helped him build a fulfilling career in Nova Scotia. 

The Study and Stay Nova Scotia Program is designed to offer international students in their final year of study a comprehensive learning experience, focusing on intercultural and professional communication, career support, networking, employer connection development, community integration, mentorship, access to immigration resources, and entrepreneurship development. 

Agent Training Program  

We have worked with our member institutions to solicit applications from agencies around the world to participate in the Agent Training Program offered in collaboration with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). Working group members recently scored each of the applicants and EduNova has compiled a list of 35 agencies to be invited for registration, coupled with 15 agencies nominated for the waitlist. The program will begin on October 20, 2022.   

EduNova/NSISP Student Familiarization Tour  

EduNova is pleased to offer a fall 2022 Familiarization Tour for 48 NSISP students from across the province between October 28-31. The tour will include visits to Acadia University, Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, Mount Saint Vincent University, St. Francis Xavier University and Cape Breton University. Universities will have the opportunity to host NSISP students through an EduNova tour for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. Applications for NSISP students will open soon.  

EduNova South Asia Agent B2B Event  

EduNova has partnered with Bonard to offer an opportunity for institutions to meet with agents from across five countries in South Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Bonard is currently recruiting agent participants with an interest in forming connections with Atlantic Canadian institutions. The 16 institutions that have registered for the event will select 20 agents for participation. The event will be held over two days in early December 2022.