On Friday, September 22nd, EduNova hosted NS universities and colleges for a discussion with members of the Chinese Media focusing on stories of success and opportunities for Chinese students in Nova Scotia. Institutions attending included: Acadia University, Universite Sainte Anne, Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), NSCAD University, Saint Francis Xavier University, Atlantic School of Theology, and Cape Breton University.
Dr. Miao Qian from Sanlian Life Weekly Magazine, Mr. Zhou Pai – Director of Multimedia from China Daily USA, Dr. Li Na – Deputy General Manager China Daily USA Toronto Office, and Ms. Li Siwen – Education Reporter from The Paper joined Ms. Marion St-Cyr Lachance – Second Secretary and Public Diplomacy Officer, Embassy of Canada to China and Ms. Giselle Wang – Public Diplomacy Officer, Embassy of Canada to China for a morning meeting with Mike McMurray, Wendy Luther and Michael Hennigar to discuss the education landscape in Nova Scotia. The delegation next met with representatives from each of the institutions in attendance for an introduction and Q&A session followed by an opportunity to meet with current students and recent graduates from China to discuss their individual experiences in Nova Scotia.
Following the meetings, the delegation traveled to NSCAD University for a greeting by President Dianne Taylor-Gearing, lunch and a comprehensive campus tour. That afternoon, the delegation traveled to Saint Mary’s University for a greeting by President Dr. Robert Summersby-Murray, campus tour and roundtable discussion with current Chinese students. The delegates finished the day with dinner at Sweet and Tears, which is owned and operated by Cape Breton alumnus Victoria Jin of Xinjiang Province, China.
Institutions had an opportunity to highlight their strengths and provide the journalists with excellent stories of success in Nova Scotia.