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Canadians visits Amritsar to woo Indian students

With Australia riddled with hate crimes against Indian students and a new visa policy in the pipeline by UK regarding security deposit for, Canada is making all out efforts to woo students from India to study in its well-established universities especially in Nova Scotia and other places, said Sangeeta Singh, principal, Delhi Public School on Wednesday.

To encourage Indian students to pursue higher education in Canada, representatives of 12 universities visited Delhi Public School to familiarize the school and its students with the courses suitable to their needs and environment, which are offered by various Canadian universities. “Canadians are known to be friendlier; which smoothens the path for students to study in its universities,” said Sangeeta Singh.

The 12-member Canadian delegation was led by Mike Rossan, director marketing and recruitment, Halifax in Nova Scotia. Others included Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada), Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada), Mount Allison University (New Brunswics, Canada), Memorial University (Newfoundland), Cape Breton University (Sydney, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), St. Thomas University (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada), Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), University of New Brunswick (New Brunswics, Canada), University of Prince Edward Island (Prince Edward Island, Canada) and Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada).

The principal also informed that several points of concern regarding potential, attributes, personality, interests, talents, expectations, resources besides strengths and weaknesses to target a course suitable for a student, were discussed. A career fare was organized on the occasion where students could comprehensively understand career options and their value in job markets in India and abroad.

Yudhvir Rana

August 7, 2013

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-07/chandigarh/41166958_1_thomas-university-canada-indian-students

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