Launch of Report on American Students at Canadian Universities

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman will launch a report by Universities Canada titled Heading north: The experience of American students at Canadian universities. The Ambassador will be joined by Universities Canada President Paul Davidson for the launch during a meeting of Canadian university presidents in Ottawa.

WHAT: Launch of U.S. Embassy-commissioned report Heading North, by Universities Canada
WHERE: Governor General Room I, The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
WHEN: October 26, 2016
TIME: 4:20 to 4:50 p.m.

In 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa provided a grant to Universities Canada to conduct a study of “push and pull” factors that draw American students to Canadian universities. Universities Canada, which represents nearly 100 Canadian universities, conducted focus groups in four Canadian cities with students attending different institutions. The report summarizes the students’ experiences and identifies recommendations to make Canadian universities more attractive destinations for American students interested in studying abroad.

Media are welcome to attend any part of the event. Please RVSP to Nadine Robitaille by noon on October 26.

Media Contact:

Nicole Wootten
Media Assistant
U.S. Embassy Ottawa
613-688-5316
woottennb@state.gov

Nadine Robitaille
Communications officer
Universities Canada
613-563-3961 ext. 306
nrobitaille@univcan.ca