The Canadian Education Fair 2016, organized by the Council of International Schools (CIS) in association with the Canadian Higher Education Committee in Kuwait, saw representation from a host of top Canadian universities. The show, which was held at the Sheraton Hotel on 8 February, drew a large crowd of students and parents eager to learn more about the higher learning environment in Canada.
The exhibition, which is on a tour of the Middle-East to introduce students in the region to the quality, affordability, excellent research opportunities that Canadian universities provide, had representatives from the renowned Carleton, Dalhousie, McGill, Trent and York Universities, in addition to participation from Brock, Calgary, Guelph, Memorial and Ryerson Universities.
Now on its 13th consecutive tour of Kuwait, the Canadian Education Fair has become a much anticipated education fair for students in Kuwait. Many of the participating universities were repeat visitors to Kuwait and enjoy stable relationship with many of the top schools in Kuwait.
At the exhibition, students actively interacted with the university representatives to douse their questions on undergraduate studies offered in Canada. The representatives were eager to highlight the multicultural learning environment and the broad global exposure that learning in a Canadian university would impart to students, pointing out that that many alumni from Canadian universities are currently key players on the world stage in various fields. Aside from these attractive features, Canada also offers generous post-graduation work permits and degrees earned at Canadian universities are equivalent in quality to those from universities in the United Kingdom and the United States.
A student interested in studying in Canada spoke with The Times Kuwait about her dream of meeting up with family and studying at a renowned University, Manushka Maria Dsouza currently studying at the American Academy for Girls is a senior in Grade 12. “I am going to graduate in 1 June, and I am attending this Canadian Fair to meet with representatives from the universities to see the requirements and clear my doubts,” she explained.
“I want to grow and test my capabilities, and for that I want the best programs from the best University. I studied very hard for an opportunity to study in Canada, and I hope I can do it,” she concluded.
The fair was a raving success with many students along with their parents taking the upmost advantage of the chance to enter a renowned Canadian Institution.
By Christina Pinto