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September 26, 2016

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College collaborate on a new one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Music Theatre program.

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College are collaborating on a new one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Music Theatre program. This is the third joint program between the two institutions in recent years - joining the Biotechnology and the Digital Music and Bachelor of Music combined diploma and degree programs.

“We are excited to be partnering with St. Lawrence College once again. Building on the recent momentum in our arts programming at Queen’s, from opening the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, to the celebration of the Dan School of Drama and Music following a $5 million donation from Aubrey and Marla Dan this past spring, the new Music Theatre program will enable our students to explore new career paths and significantly differentiates us within Canadian university and college based us arts education,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University... read more.


September 21, 2016

New agreements with B.C. colleges ease student transfer to Capilano University for a bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies

Four post-secondary providers have made it easier for college transfer students to complete a bachelor of arts at Capilano University. The University recently signed agreements to enable Douglas, Langara and Okanagan college students to transfer seamlessly into year three of Capilano University’s bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies.

“With these partnerships, we’re pleased to ease the transfer process for eligible college students to efficiently complete their education at our University,” says Richard Gale, acting president of Capilano University. “We are happy to continue to strengthen our partnerships with these colleges.” read more.


September 21, 2016

Laurier and Vancouver Film School enter innovative partnership to provide film students with both theory and hands-on skills

The Vancouver Film School and Wilfrid Laurier University have struck an exciting new partnership that lets students from both institutions earn a Diploma in applied film skills and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in film studies in just four years... read more.


September 16, 2016

OECD releases Education at a Glance 2016

OECD has just released Education at a Glance 2016 (EAG 2016) is the OECD’s annual review of education systems around the world. Education at a Glance offers a broad range of comparable education statistics, including indicators on student demographics, the human and financial resources invested in education, the operation of education systems, and the social and economic outcomes of learning. Section C4: Who studies abroad and where? (beginning on page 328) deals specifically with international student mobility.

Education at a Glance 2016: OECD Indicators

Education at a Glance 2016: OECD Indicators (specifically for Canada)


September 14, 2016

Fleming College and Algoma University sign new diploma-to-degree agreement

Fleming College and Algoma University have signed a new, wide-ranging transfer agreement that provides a pathway to a degree from all Fleming programs.

The agreement allows eligible graduates from any of Fleming’s advanced diploma, diploma or certificate programs the opportunity to apply and obtain credit for related courses within Algoma’s Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Fine Arts programs... read more.


September 13, 2016

Algonquin, Nipissing University sign agreement to support indigenous students

Cheryl Jensen, president of Algonquin College, and the president of Nipissing University, Dr. Mike DeGagné, signed a letter of intent on Friday that supports opportunities for indigenous students at Algonquin College and Nipissing. The agreement means Algonquin and Nipissing will explore opportunities to collaborate on the creation of pathways for indigenous students who want to pursue a diploma and a degree... read more.


September 9, 2016

Trent and Centennial announce official partnership to enhance and expand diploma to degree opportunities for students

A new collaborative partnership between Trent University and Toronto’s Centennial College was made official with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to new post-secondary pathways for students of both institutions.

Signed by Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University, and Ann Buller, president and CEO of Centennial College at Trent’s Symons campus recently, the MOU outlines potential opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions, including: the creation of innovative student pathways, with particular focus on business and social sciences programming; potential opportunities for development of integrated joint diploma/degree programs, as well as data sharing. Particular focus of the agreement will be on projects between Centennial and Trent’s expanding Durham GTA campus, located in Oshawa... read more.


September 7, 2016

KPU signs history-making MOU with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week to develop a framework that will allow graduates of the Canadian university’s brand new acupuncture diploma program to transfer into year four of BUCM’s five-year Traditional Chinese Medicine degree program, achieving both a diploma in acupuncture from KPU and a degree in TCM from China’s top university in the field. This will be the first transfer agreement between BUCM and a North American public post-secondary institution... read more.


August 31, 2016

Cambrian and Algoma Present Pathways to Degree Completion

Students, prospective students, and recent graduates of Cambrian College will reap rewards from a range of pathways to Algoma University degree programs, thanks to a new partnership between the two Northern Ontario institutions.

On August 31, the Presidents of Algoma and Cambrian signed a general agreement that provides qualified Cambrian students and graduates of certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma programs with rewarding routes to Bachelor’s degrees from Algoma University. The broad agreement streamlines pathways to Algoma’s Bachelor of Arts or Science degrees, as well as its Bachelor degrees in Business Administration, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Music, and Social Work... read more.


August 22, 2016

Cambrian and Seneca collaboration offers more choice, flexibility

A north-south partnership forged between Cambrian College and Seneca College will make accessing a range of degree and diploma programs easier for learners seeking an exceptional educational experience. One of the first initiatives will enable Cambrian’s Physical Fitness Management students and recent graduates to enhance their credentials by pursing an Honour’s Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation degree from Seneca. The collaboration will provide students with a maximum amount of transfer credits, making it quicker for them to complete the program... read more.


August 9, 2016

UQAR signs double Master’s agreement with Ocean University of China

Canadian and Chinese oceanography students will now be able to pursue a double Master’s degree through the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the Ocean University of China. A new agreement between the two institutions will allow students who complete their first year at OUC to continue their studies at UQAR under the supervision of an experienced mentor... read more.


July 21, 2016

New diploma-to-degree partnership between Fleming College and Thompson Rivers University

Fleming College and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) have signed a new agreement that provides a pathway to a degree for Fleming students. Eligible graduates of Fleming’s Outdoor and Adventure Education diploma program can apply to complete TRU’s Adventure Studies in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program with just two additional years of study. Successful applicants enter directly into the third year of the bachelor program... read more.


July 14, 2016

Fleming, Trent announce new degree pathway to Indigenous B.Ed. program

Fleming College and Trent University have signed an agreement that provides a pathway for Fleming students into Trent’s new Indigenous Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program, a unique, new five year concurrent degree that puts Aboriginal knowledge and perspectives at the forefront of teacher training. “Our important partnership with Fleming College is growing even deeper through this new transfer agreement,” said Dr. Cathy Bruce, dean of the School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent University. “Through this pathway, we will support Indigenous learners who are looking to fast-track from College into this specialized Bachelor of Education degree.” read more.


July 13, 2016

Collège Boréal signs mobility agreements with European institutions

Students at Collège Boréal will now have the opportunity to expand their horizons, thanks to the possibility of school exchanges in Belgium and France. Recently, Collège Boréal signed its two first overseas mobility agreements with the Haute École Provinciale de Hainaut Condorcet (HEPH-Condorcet) in Belgium and the École Pratique de Service Social (EPSS) in France... read more.


July 12, 2016

Bow Valley College Graduates Eligible for Post-Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences at The University of Lethbridge's Calgary Campus

Bow Valley College (BVC) diploma-trained health care graduates will have the opportunity to earn a post-diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Lethbridge's (U of L) Calgary Campus. This post-diploma will allow graduates from BVC's Disability Studies, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nurse, or Social Work programs to transfer into the U of L Health Sciences program, and graduate with the BHSc after two years of study... read more.


July 12, 2016

Fleming College and OCAD University renew degree pathway agreement

OCAD University (OCAD U) and Fleming College have renewed an agreement that provides a pathway to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree for Fleming graduates. The articulation agreement, initially signed in 2009, was recently renewed through to 2019. It will allow eligible graduates of Fleming’s Visual and Creative Arts diploma program to continue to apply for upper year entry into the BFA program at OCAD U... read more.


July 5, 2016

New pathway to a master’s degree from Fleming College to Vancouver Island University

Fleming College graduates now have the option of completing a master’s degree at Vancouver Island University (VIU) – the first pathway of its kind for the college. VIU and Fleming have signed an agreement that allows eligible graduates of Fleming’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to enter the second year of VIU’s Master of GIS Applications program (MGISA)... read more.


June 30, 2016

Canada and Mexico commit to improving student mobility between countries

Canada and Mexico have announced their intention to create more opportunities for students to move between the countries, particularly through work-integrated learning experiences, reports Universities Canada. The announcement came after a town hall event in Ottawa this week, in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke on the economic, social, and career benefits of international study... read more.


June 8, 2016

Laurentian, Cambrian, Boréal sign agreement to create more cross-institution opportunities for students

Cambrian College, Collège Boréal, and Laurentian University have signed an agreement that will boost collaboration between the schools and allow for easier transfer of credits between the institutions, reports CBC. The schools are also reportedly open to changing some of their degree and diploma requirements to allow students to take classes at more than one institution while completing a single program... read more.


June 2, 2016

UNB, UdeM, NBCC and CCNB announce Civil Engineering MOU

The University of New Brunswick, the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick Community College and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick have announced an engineering memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow for enhanced credit transfer between the four New Brunswick post-secondary education institutes. The collaboration will create more pathways for students in the field of civil engineering. It will provide further opportunities for educational experiences for post-secondary students, while not repeating relevant learning... read more.


May 17, 2016

New pathways allow Fleming College graduates to earn a degree at Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University (RRU) and Fleming College have signed a new agreement that will allow graduates of three diploma programs at Fleming to complete a degree at RRU. Hospitality, Tourism – Global Travel, and Recreation and Leisure Services graduates can apply to attend RRU’s Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management while alumni of Hospitality and Tourism – Global Travel can apply to the Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management. Eligible Fleming graduates who meet all prerequisites can enter directly into third year standing of the honours degree programs, allowing students to graduate with a diploma and a degree in as few as three years... read more.


May 17, 2016

Northern College and Algoma University Collaborate on International Initiatives

Northern College and Algoma University today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to provide a pathway for International students to transfer seamlessly from a completed Northern College diploma program offered in China to a degree program in Ontario at Algoma University. “We are excited to sign this MoA with Algoma University as it allows us to further strengthen our existing international student recruitment initiatives in China” said Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “This agreement represents a natural extension of the productive partnership we have been able to develop with Algoma University given our mutually shared goal of increasing student access to a quality post-secondary education.”... read more.


May 6, 2016

Cape Breton University signs formal agreement with Mount Saint Vincent University for Human Nutrition Transfer Option

Cape Breton University recently signed a formal articulation agreement with Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) that will allow Bachelor of Science (BSc) students to earn an Honours BSc in Human Nutrition. The agreement will enable students to do their first two years of a BSc degree at CBU and then transfer to MSVU to complete the degree. This transfer option will open up opportunities for students who want to work in the high demand, well-paying nutrition related fields including dietetics, health promotion and research... read more.


May 5, 2016

Mount Saint Vincent University partners with Jinshan College for joint degree, teaching opportunities

Mount Saint Vincent University has signed an agreement with Jinshan College in China that will allow Chinese students to complete the final year of a four-year tourism degree at MSVU, and allow MSVU professors to teach in China. MSVU Business, Tourism, and Hospitality Management Professor Michael Whalen says that when the program is operating at full capacity, it will see MSVU professors teaching 17 courses each year in China... read more.


April 19, 2016

Agreement between the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic improves opportunities for students

The University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Edwards School of Business and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed an agreement today that allows business students to transfer between institutions. This agreement means graduates of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic two-year Business diploma program can transfer into the third year of the U of S’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce program at Edwards to continue their education... read more.


March 29, 2016

Loyalist College signs Articulation Agreement with Cape Breton University

Loyalist College has announced that it has signed an articulation agreement with Cape Breton University (CBU) that will give Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Technology diploma graduates the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree in one academic year... read more.


March 23, 2016

Trent University Signs New Diploma to Degree Pathway Agreements for Bachelor of Social Work Program

Following the recent announcement that Trent University’s leading Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program received pre-accreditation status by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE), and building on Trent’s long-standing commitment to offer pathway programs to assist students in making the transition from diploma to degree studies, Trent University has signed three new articulation agreements with Durham College, Fleming College and Loyalist College admitting graduates of the Social Service Worker programs to Trent’s B.S.W. program with advanced standing, allowing students to earn both a diploma and degree in five years... read more.


March 7, 2016

Medicine Hat College and the University of Lethbridge to offer dual admission program

Medicine Hat College and the University of Lethbridge will offer a new dual admission program, allowing students at MHC to transition to a uLethbridge degree program. This dual admission program will allow up to 10 MHC students in Fine Arts (University Studies) and Visual Communications (Bachelor of Applied Arts) to continue their studies at uLethbridge in a Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media) or a pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media)/Bachelor of Education... read more.


February 2, 2016

New diploma to degree pathway from Fleming College to Trent University

Graduates of Fleming College’s Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma program have a new pathway to a degree at Trent University starting in September 2016. The two institutions have signed an articulation agreement to allow qualified Fleming SSW alumni to be granted six credits (equal to one year of study) toward a four-year Bachelor of Social Work degree at Trent. Eligible Fleming graduates would enter directly into the second year of the degree program... read more.


January 20, 2016

College Of The Rockies Signs New Transfer Agreement With University of the Fraser Valley

Students who complete the Criminal and Social Justice certificate at the College, and who meet admission requirements, can now block transfer their College of the Rockies credits directly into UFV’s Criminology diploma or Bachelor of Arts in Criminology... read more.


January 19, 2016

New Report Ranks States Based On Colleges’ Performance In Helping Students Transfer To Four-Year Universities And Earn Bachelor’s Degrees

A new report released today by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program; and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds that across the United States, only 14 percent of students starting in community colleges transfer to four-year schools and earn a bachelor’s degree within six years of entry... read more.

Full Report


January 18, 2016

Trent partners with Chinese university on dual-degree math opportunities

Trent University has announced that it will partner with Tianjin University of Commerce in China in an initiative that will bring new international students to Trent as early as 2017. The agreement will allow mathematics students at Tianjin University to complete the first two years of their degree in China and the next two at Trent... read more.


January 13, 2016

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College unveil joint biotechnology program

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College are collaborating on a new joint Bachelor of Science (Honours) advanced degree/diploma in biotechnology that will produce career-ready students to work in the emerging field of biotechnology. Students enrolling in the new Biotechnology Specialization Plan at Queen’s University can earn credit towards the Advanced Diplomas in Biotechnology at St. Lawrence, and vice versa... read more.


January 8, 2016

Vancouver Island University and Simon Fraser University sign first year engineering transfer agreement

Options for students wanting to study engineering at Vancouver Island University are expanding. VIU and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have signed a first year engineering transfer agreement allowing students to complete their first year of studies at VIU before transferring to the School of Engineering Science at SFU, or two other BC universities... read more.


January 6, 2016

ARUCC & PCCAT Launch online Transcript and transfer guide

The Association of Registrars of the Universities of Canada (ARUCC) and the Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer (PCCAT) have announced the launch of the national ARUCC PCCAT Transcript and Transfer Guide (the “Guide”). The Guide provides registrarial and pathway practitioners and policy developers a Transcript Standards search and a Glossary search, best practice examples and resources, and numerous links to additional websites, research, and scholarly literature... read more.


December 16, 2015

Carleton University and St. Lawrence College Create New Transfer Pathways for Students

Carleton University and St. Lawrence College are making it easier for students to transfer between institutions with new agreements that will apply to all college graduates. Recipients of three-year advanced diplomas at St. Lawrence will be eligible to receive up to seven credits in a Carleton Bachelor of Arts program, while two-year diploma holders who gain admission to Carleton will get five credits... read more.


December 16, 2015

2016 PCCAT CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer is now seeking proposals for the 2016 PCCAT Conference. This year’s conference will be held on June 22-23 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC. The theme will be “The Case for Collaboration: Approaches and Benefits of Credit Transfer Initiatives across Diverse Institutions, Sectors, and Jurisdictions.” Full details are available here.


December 15, 2015

Boréal and York University sign bilateral articulation agreement

Collège Boréal and York University’s bilingual Glendon Campus have signed a bilateral articulation agreement. Under the terms of the partnership, graduates of Glendon’s Drama Studies Program can be admitted to Boréal’s second-year Stage Management Technician diploma program. Likewise, graduates of Boréal’s Stage Management Technician program can enrol in Glendon’s Dramatic Arts Program, applying 42 credits toward a Specialized Honours BA... read more.


December 1, 2015

OECD releases Education at a Glance 2015

OECD has just released Education at a Glance 2015 (EAG 2015) is the OECD’s annual review of education systems around the world. Education at a Glance offers a broad range of comparable education statistics, including indicators on student demographics, the human and financial resources invested in education, the operation of education systems, and the social and economic outcomes of learning.

Education at a Glance 2015: OECD Indicators


August 10, 2015

New articulation agreement established between business programs at Memorial University's Grenfell Campus and College of the North Atlantic

Thanks to a new articulation agreement, graduates of College of the North Atlantic's three-year business management program will be able to complete a bachelor of business administration in 12 months at Grenfell Campus. Memorial University's senate recently approved the transfer agreement, known as a "3+1" articulation agreement... read more.


July 9, 2015

Seneca College and the University of Central Asia sign milestone partnership agreement

Seneca and the University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday that will see Seneca develop a preparatory program for incoming students as the university gets ready to open its first undergraduate campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic next year. The signing ceremony took place at UCA’s Central Administration Office in Bishkek... read more.


July 9, 2015

Trent University and Durham College Sign New Pathways Agreement

Building on a long-standing partnership of offering pathway programs to assist students in making the transition from diploma to degree, Trent University and Durham College (DC) have signed a new agreement that will fast-track students to a college diploma in Journalism and a university degree in Media Studies in only a four-year timeframe... read more.


July 8, 2015

One-third of US students transfer institutions within six years of starting college

The US National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released a report on transfer and mobility for 3.6 million students entering college in the fall of 2008. According to the report, over one-third (37.2%) of these students transferred to a different institution within six years. This poses a significant problem in states with performance-based funding, as these transfer students may not be included in the funding calculations... read more. | Full Report


July 2, 2015

Thompson Rivers University Partners with Mexican University

Thompson Rivers University has expanded its global network of institutional partners with its first formalized agreement with a Mexican state university.The agreement with Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGRO) in Mexico opens potential for both universities in several areas, including joint research, training and management projects, as well as academic programs (double degrees, 2+2 models, and visiting student programs)... read more.


July 2, 2015

Algoma U and Northern College Sign Joint Admission Agreement

Beginning in the fall of 2015, students at Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology can enjoy a special Joint Admission Agreement with Algoma University, allowing graduates from diploma programs easier access and entrance into degree programs.

“We are very excited to sign the Joint Admissions Agreement with Northern College which provides an excellent opportunity for their students as we recognize prior learning and credit transfer with a seamless admission process for eligible candidates. The agreement also strengthens the existing partnership we have with Northern College in an effort to meet the needs of the students throughout the northeast region, that is, access to university programming,” said Dave Marasco, Registrar at Algoma University... read more.


June 26, 2015

Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) release 2012-2013 Student Mobility Reports

The Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) has posted the 2012-2013 student cohort Student Mobility Reports for public institutions in the Alberta transfer system. The Student Mobility Reports draw upon Learner and Enrolment Reporting System (LERS) data, which includes data regarding all approved programs reported in LERS by publicly funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta’s six sectors. LERS data is signed off by all of these institutions annually. The reports are updated on a yearly basis as new LERS data is signed off and available.

2012-2013 Student Mobility Reports


June 26, 2015

Manitoba launches new PSE strategy, creates online transfer portal

Manitoba has launched a new provincial postsecondary education strategy, to more effectively meet student needs and respond to labour market demands. “We are working with universities and colleges in a culture of collaboration to make advanced education opportunities more accessible, and ensure that education as a whole is more responsive to the needs of our communities,” said Premier Greg Selinger... read more.


June 8, 2015

MPHEC releases new data on student progression and mobility in Maritime universities

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) today released the report Student Progression in the Maritime University System. The report provides persistence and graduation rates for more than 100,000 students who started their post secondary studies at a Maritime university directly after high school between 2001 and 2011... read more. | Full Report


June 2, 2015

BCCAT Publishes Transfer Student Profile Report

BC transfer students profile and performance reports have been prepared periodically since 1991. The latest publication, BC Transfer Students: Profile and Performance Reports (2008/09 - 2012/13) is the most comprehensive to date... read more. | Full Report


May 6, 2015

Seneca and U of T Scarborough create first bachelor of science pathway in Ontario

A new academic transfer agreement between Seneca and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will enable qualified students to receive both a college diploma and a university science degree in as little as four years.
“This new bachelor of science partnership with UTSC is the first-of-its-kind in Ontario, providing qualified Seneca students with a pathway to earn two postsecondary credentials in less time,” says Joy McKinnon, Seneca’s Vice-President Academic... read more.


April 28, 2015

Trent University Durham celebrates first graduates of Pathways Program

Creating their own journeys of academic success, students of the Trent University Durham Pathways Program get a unique opportunity to gain theoretical and practical skills at both the university and college level. As the first cohort of the Business Transfer Program prepares to graduate this June, Trent University Durham sees growing success of this program ahead... read more.


March 26, 2015

NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE RESEARCH CENTER RELEASES 'SNAPSHOT REPORT – CONTRIBUTION OF TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS TO FOUR-YEAR COMPLETIONS'

That detail is a part of a new report released Wednesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which found 46 percent of all students who completed a 4-year degree had been enrolled at a 2-year institution at some point in the past 10 years... read more. | Full Report


Feburary 26, 2015

HEqcO Publishes new Report: Multiple Case Study Evaluations of Postsecondary Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Health Professionals

Multiple Case Study Evaluations of Postsecondary Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Health Professionals examines four Ontario bridging programs that serve allied health professionals facing current or projected labour shortages. The study also examined three Alberta-based bridging programs. The case studies involved document reviews, student focus groups, student surveys and follow-up interviews, as well as interviews with program stakeholders... read more. | Full Report


Feburary 5, 2015

Dr. Patty Beatty-Guenter, Success Analytics, further explores the Survey of Movers data in THE NEW BCCAT REPORT “Readiness and Reverse: Dimensions of Mobility in BC Public Post-Secondary Education”

This paper analyzes student mobility pathways of BC public post-secondary students, analyzing responses by region, sector, and motivation. Student motivation for moving among institutions helps to identify important concepts in mobility, such as readiness for transfer… read more. | Full Report


January 16, 2015

BCCAT publishes longitudinal study on experiences of class of 1988

The British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer has released a new report, Paths on Life’s Way<, that offers a longitudinal study of the postsecondary experiences of high school graduates from BC’s class of 1988. The study followed 332 female and 208 male respondents and their progress through various “states,” such as full- or part-time postsecondary education, full- or part-time employment, or unemployment... read more. | Full Report


January 16, 2015

Spotlight on Innovation: Increasing Transfer and Completion Rates through Regional Partnerships in the SUNY Oswego Area

Although the State University of New York at Oswego already has a strong collaboration with area community colleges, SUNY Oswego has noticed a gap in the number of students moving from two-year to four-year schools. In this north-central region of New York, three community colleges and a community organization partnered with SUNY Oswego to narrow that gap.

Their goals are to increase retention and completion rates both two-year and four-year institutions, encourage more students to transfer to a four-year institution and complete a bachelor’s degree, and strengthen regional economic development in the process… read more.


December 18, 2014

Twenty-Five Institutions to Participate in ACE Alternative Credit Project

ACE announced that 25 colleges and universities are joining an alternative credit consortium as part of an innovative initiative to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners.

The 25 institutions serving in this pilot project have agreed to accept all or most of the transfer credit sought by students who successfully complete courses that are part of a selected pool of about 100 low-cost or no-cost lower division general education online courses. These institutions also will help identify the sources, criteria and quality of the courses… read more.


December 17, 2014

The Canadian information centre for international credentials (CICIC) unveils new website

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) has unveiled its newly redesigned website. The website offers resources to help students and education professionals find critical information on mobility and credential recognition. It offers specific information to users based on their situation and needs. For individuals, the site includes information on the credential recognition process to study or work in Canada or abroad, as well as directories of Canadian educational institutions, occupational profiles, Canadian offshore schools and international education resources, and international labour-mobility resources… read more.


December 11, 2014

Providing students with global skills is top reason for internationalization at universities — survey

Canada’s universities are becoming more internationally engaged, placing a premium on more global experiences for students to prepare them for success in today’s global knowledge economy. That’s among the findings of a new survey by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada on internationalization at the country’s universities. The report, released today, shows that 96 percent of Canadian universities ensure internationalization is integrated in strategic plans, and more than 80 percent identify it as one of their top five priorities… read more. | Full Report


November 27, 2014

Introducing OUSA’s MOBILITY AND CREDIT TRANSFER PATHWAYS POLICY

Student mobility, the extent to which a student can move between programs and schools, is a critical aspect of our postsecondary landscape. When mobility is low – that is, when students are forced to duplicate prior learning, or when credit transfer requirements are murky – it introduces extra costs to students and taxpayers alike. Provincial funding into universities is partially based on courses taken. When courses are being taken unnecessarily and redundantly, it drains provincial coffers for no real value. Students pay the price as well, spending time and money to repeat learning and earn credits that, in many cases, they have already earned… read more.


November 25, 2014

New agreement lets Ontario college business students transfer full years’ credits to any other college

Ontario’s 24 colleges have signed the colleges’ first-ever province-wide agreement that grants recognition for entire previous years’ credits when a student in a business diploma program transfers to the same program at another college. “This is a breakthrough agreement among all colleges that will help eliminate duplication and cut costs for students,” said David Agnew, the president of Seneca College and chair of Colleges Ontario. “For transfer students in business, this represents a substantial savings of time and money.”... read more.


November 21, 2014

CBIE launches status report on nation’s performance in international education

Today, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) released its annual global report on the state of international education in Canada – A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education – at its 48th Annual Conference.

The report provides a range of statistics and in-depth analysis. It features a wealth of data from a survey of international students based on over 3,000 responses from a cross-Canada sample of 25 of CBIE’s 150 member institutions… read more.


November 21, 2014

International students give Canada top marks

Foreign students from Asia and the Middle East give Canada top marks in affordability and safety, a new international survey shows. Canada is also given top rankings for its student visa programs, making it easier for international students to work while studying, and its multiculturalism.

The survey of 1,000 students from Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, China, India, Bangladesh and Middle East also found that international students was conducted by the global education agency IDP… read more. | Survey Infographic


November 21, 2014

'Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go'

There is a large group of students — often overlooked — whose completion of college we need to better track and encourage: transfer students. We need to do a better job of collecting and following transfer students’ data and of instituting policies that help them to graduate, such as ensuring that their credits transfer. There are many reasons that these students deserve our full attention… read more.


November 14, 2014

Graduating in Canada: Profile, labour market outcomes and student debt of the class of 2009/2010, 2013

In 2009/2010, 4 in 10 graduates chose to continue their postsecondary education after graduating from their program. A new study based on data from the 2013 National Graduates Survey (class of 2009/2010) found that bachelor graduates (49%) were the most likely to have pursued further education, followed by college graduates (35%), master's graduates (32%) and earned doctorate graduates (16%)… read more.


November 12, 2014

Canada’s colleges and institutes create new partnerships in China

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is in China this week to strengthen ties with the Chinese post-secondary sector. The Association is accompanied by a 45 person delegation from 27 member institutions and has signed two new memorandums of understanding (MOU) that will help Canadian colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics establish effective partnerships with Chinese institutions… read more.


November 5, 2014

The big move: students' thoughts on transferring

Students say they could use more information on the processes involved in transferring, reports Academica Group. A survey of approximately 1,250 members of Academica’s StudentVu panel found that about two-thirds of students said that they believed transferring would cost more in the long run than staying at their original institution, and about half said that they thought it would be difficult to transfer between schools. Of students who transferred to other schools, two-thirds applied to transfer their credits to the new institution… read more. | Survey Summary


October 29, 2014

Brescia, King’s team with London District Catholic School Board to attract international students

Brescia University College and King’s University College are partnering with the London District Catholic School Board to attract new international students in grades 11 and 12 by offering a conditional acceptance to either institution… read more.


October 28, 2014

Durham College and UOIT create more opportunities for international students

A new pathways program agreement between Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will provide international students with greater access to opportunities to obtain their diploma and an undergraduate degree in less than the traditional amount of time… read more.


October 15, 2014 

Provincial Councils on Credit Transfer to sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Student Mobility in Canada

Provincial councils responsible for facilitating credit transfer activities in Alberta, BC, New Brunswick, and Ontario are signing a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance student mobility across their jurisdictions and on a pan-Canadian basis… read more. | Memorandum of Understanding / Le Protoco


October 3, 2014

MacEwan president targets ‘two solitudes’ of college, university

To provide more flexibility, MacEwan University will allow students working on college diplomas to move directly onto university degree programs. The rigid division between college and university is not a helpful approach in today’s economy, with variable careers and the diverse student population in Alberta, MacEwan president David Atkinson told the Journal editorial board Thursday… read more.


September 29, 2014

Canada’s universities and colleges sign historic partnership agreement

Young Canadians will be the prime beneficiaries of a new partnership between the country’s colleges and universities. The framework for collaboration – signed September 29th 2014, at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary by Paul Davidson, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and Denise Amyot, president of Colleges and Institutes Canada – is designed to help Canada succeed in the global knowledge economy by addressing the need for advanced skills in all sectors.  Together, AUCC and CICan represent 228 postsecondary institutions serving more than 2.5 million students…  read more.


September 9, 2014

OECD releases Education at a Glance 2014

OECD has just released Education at a Glance 2014 (EAG 2014) is the OECD’s annual review of education systems around the world. Education at a Glance offers a broad range of comparable education statistics, including indicators on student demographics, the human and financial resources invested in education, the operation of education systems, and the social and economic outcomes of learning. Section C4: Who studies abroad and where? (beginning on page 342) deals specifically with international student mobility.

Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators

Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators (specifically for Canada)