According to Amit Chakma, president of [CIEC Academic Member] Western University and chair of the federal government’s Advisory Panel on Canada’s International Education Strategy, the Canadian government has recently shown positive signs towards international students hoping to study in Canada. By reviewing the steps these students must take to achieve permanent residency, in addition to changes made to citizenship requirements, Canada aims to make it easier for these students to pursue an education and work in the country after graduating.
Times Higher Education has released its 2015–16 World University Rankings of the top 800 universities, and 25 Canadian schools [and 7 CIEC Members] have made the cut. In the top 100, the University of Toronto rose slightly to 19th, UBC dropped slightly to 34th, McGill University rose slightly to 39th, and McMaster University held steady at 94th. This year, the rankings revised their methodology, expanding the number of languages and countries covered. The California Institute of Technology retained the top spot, a position it has held since 2012. The University of Oxford and Stanford University rounded out the top three.
Businessweek has released its biennial rankings of full-time MBA programs, naming the Ivey School of Business at Western University [CIEC Academic Member] the top international business program. Ivey climbed 6 places to take the top spot. Queen’s University’s business school appears in 10th spot, falling 6 places from its position in the 2012 rankings. The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business climbed 3 spots to reach 11th on the list, with McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management appearing at 15th, down from 10th in 2012. Concordia’s Molson School of Business appears on the list for the first time, ranked 20th. York University’s Schulich School of Business was ranked 24th, down from 14th in 2012. Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business was named the top American school.
Western University‘s [CIEC Academic Member] projected enrolments for 2014 are increasing even as the Ontario provincial average has dipped slightly. Data from the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre indicates that WesternU’s confirmations are up by 11.6% over last year’s figures. The provincial average dropped 3% overall. Meanwhile, applications and confirmations from out-of-province and international students also climbed. Applications rose 10.4% and confirmations 14%, compared to a 5.3% increase Ontario-wide. The results confirm the success of a number of recruitment initiatives launched by WesternU in the past year, including a social media campaign, enhanced e-newsletters, and student video testimonals. “Western’s admission numbers reflect the collaborative efforts of the faculty and staff across campus,” said WesternU Provost Janice Deakin.
TCS Insights: While provincial enrolment numbers have slipped, Western University is taking steps to increasing their domestic and international student population. These efforts on the part of the university exemplify a commitment to making the institution a notable destination for students looking to attain a higher education.
Western University [CIEC Academic Member] has released its new strategic plan, Achieving Excellence on the World Stage, which was approved by the university board of governors and senate. The plan includes 4 strategic priorities: creating a world-class research and scholarship culture; providing Canada’s best education for “tomorrow’s global leaders;” engaging alumni, community, institutional and international partners; and generating and investing new resources in support of excellence. The plan also focuses on raising WesternU’s profile “among globally pre-eminent universities.” High-level targets in this area include increasing international undergraduate student enrolment to at least 15% and domestic out-of-province student enrolment to at least 10% of the undergraduate student body, and doubling the number of academic departments, schools and faculties that rank among the world’s top 100 universities in major international surveys.
TCS Insights: Western University has begun the process of improving their standing on the global stage with the introduction of their plans for the future. While aiming to collaborate with more international partners and establish a globally recognized research environment, Western will look to recruit students from around the world as well. This represents an opportunity for students from outside of Canada who are looking to be a part of an institution on the rise.
The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business has been ranked by employers among the 10 best MBA schools in North America at number 8, in the QS Top MBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013/2014. The other Canadian business schools that made the top 20 are YorkU’s Schulich School of Business (13), Western’s Ivey Business School (14), McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management (15), HEC Montreal (16), Queen’s School of Business (18), and UBC’s Sauder School of Business (19). The QS rankings come from a survey of international employers, who are asked a series of questions regarding recruitment trends, salary and compensation trends, and ratings by region and specialization. Other MBA schools that made the list are uAlberta (22), Concordia (44), uSask (45), uCalgary (46), UVic (49), SFU (57), uOttawa (63) and McMaster (81).
TCS Insights: International employers continue to recognize Canadian MBA programs among the top in North America. With 15 institutions in the top 81, some of which are CIEC Members, students looking to pursue an MBA would do well to consider studying in Canada.
Executive MBA students from Canada’s Richard Ivey School of Business (Western University) recently visited India to study business opportunities for Canadian companies. With a mission “to prepare leaders who think globally, act strategically and contribute to the communities in which they operate,” the International Business Trip to India enabled the students to gain an appreciation for what it takes to do business in India, to work with Indian managers and to compete with Indian companies. This experience enabled the participants to put into practice the themes of their third semester which include; “Crossing Borders”, “International Investments”, “Collaborative Strategies” and “Looking Ahead Globally.”
The University of Western Ontario, recently renamed to Western University, is a publicly funded research hospital in London, Ontario. It was founded in 1878 and is today among the top universities in Canada, boasting tremendous facilities—like research labs and teaching hospitals—and a strong education in every field.
While we are thankful to the many members we serve and are grateful for their support, it has come to our attention that a few 'Copy Cat' organizations have been hastily created to replicate our success. Such 'similar sounding' organizations have been ostensibly established in India and purport to give the impression that there is a causal, legal or business relationship with our duly organized and recognized, Canadian non-profit association, the CANADA INDIA EDUCATION COUNCIL(CIEC).
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