EducationUSA in Winnipeg

L-R: Education USA Advisor Michael O'Shea, Sharon Sky, Janice Millar, U.S. Consul Tim Cipullo
L-R: Education USA Advisor Michael O’Shea, Sharon Sky, Janice Millar, U.S. Consul Tim Cipullo

U.S. Consulate Winnipeg welcomed Michael O’Shea, Education USA Advisor at U.S. Embassy Ottawa to town March 17-21. Michael had a busy week in Winnipeg which included Interviews on CJOB’s The Nighthawk show with Geoff Currier and aideo interview with Winnipeg Free Press journalist at the WFP’s News Café about EducationUSA.

Tuesday and Wednesday Michael was at the Rotary Career Symposium where he met with over 200 students. Winnipeg’s Convention Center hosted the largest fair of its kind in Manitoba. Busloads of students all day!

Michael also met with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and spoke to First Nations students and parents about studying in the United States. He heard from experts on the Jay Treaty, which has important implications of 1795 Treaty for First Nations’ residence and eligibility for federal student aid in U.S.

On Thursday, March 20, Michael hosted a webinar for Manitoba high school counselors in cooperation with Study Minnesota consortium and US Commercial Service.

On Friday, Michael visited Children of the Earth High School in North Winnipeg and spoke with students and teachers about post-secondary education in the United States. Later on Friday, he visited Collège Louis-Riel, ay Francophone school.

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