Forum OverviewJuly 18, 2013
During the second part of the Forum, a moderated panel of representatives of Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions reflected upon the opportunities and challenges they face as they seek to extend and enhance Ottawa’s reputation as an international student destination hub. In 2012, Ottawa was the fourth-largest international student destination in Canada, after Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, and the first choice for international students among Canada’s mid-sized cities.
Participants’ true engagement with the Forum was reflected by the high attendance rate, their great interactions with Forum speakers, as well as their willingness to take part of ad-hoc interviews staged by volunteers from Youth Futures program, who asked them to reflect upon the quality of Ottawa’s welcome to newcomers. The Forum feedback survey also indicated that the participants appreciated the themes discussed, the quality of the pre-Forum content circulated by OLIP; and the opportunity provided to network with a wide cross section of stakeholders.
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