12th edition of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Collaboration Mission

November 13, 2019 – Senior officials of 16 post-secondary institutions, from 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, will visit Canada from November 10-20, 2019 to develop stronger ties in education.

In this 12th edition of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Collaboration Mission, the delegation will visit colleges and universities in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon, and Winnipeg. The theme of this year’s event is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). The delegation will also take part in networking events and educational activities.

The 2019 Collaboration Mission aims to create more opportunities for student and faculty mobility by building on the achievements of previous missions. This year’s delegates are from 14 different countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Uruguay.

The delegation will also attend the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) 53rd Annual Conference. CBIE is a national bilingual not-for-profit organization that administers many of Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Programs (ISP). CBIE also organizes the annual ELAP Collaboration Mission.

About the Collaboration Mission

The Collaboration Mission is a key feature of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, one of Global Affairs Canada’s Student Exchange Programs (SEP), that offers over 450 scholarships per year to pursue short-term study and research exchanges at Canadian colleges and universities. In the past five years, over 3,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members and professional staff, from post-secondary institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, have benefited from SEP scholarships.

Highlights from Collaboration Missions

Between 2009 and 2018, key highlights from ELAP Collaboration missions include:

  • Over 200 participants from 35 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean; and
  • A total of 92 signed agreements between Canadian and Latin American and Caribbean institutions.

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