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Guidance counsellors from around the world convene at UNB and STU

Author: Communications

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton

Guidance counsellors from around the world will visit St. Thomas University (STU) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) campuses in Fredericton and Saint John as part of the third annual Counsellor Familiarization Tour.

“The purpose of the tour is to familiarize international counsellors with our universities, our cities, and our post-secondary education system,” says Chris Beardsworth, managing director of International Recruitment at UNB. 

“By familiarizing counsellors with the excellent educational options provided at STU and UNB, along with our safe and welcoming community, the counsellors will be able to highlight these opportunities to their students,” says Ryan Sullivan, director of International Recruitment at STU.

In January the federal government announced the International Education Strategy, an initiative to double the number of international students and researchers in Canada to 450,000 by 2022. Both STU and UNB hope to increase the number of international students on their campuses.

“Attracting top calibre students from around the world enriches the university experience for New Brunswickers, and provides the opportunity to learn about new cultures and languages firsthand,” says Sullivan.

The tour begins Monday, July 14. Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside will welcome guests to New Brunswick, and university officials will be in attendance for greetings on behalf of both universities. 

Media is invited to attend the Welcome Ceremony in front of the Harriet Irving Library on Monday, July 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Rain location: Tilley Hall lobby). Interviews can be arranged between 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Media Contacts
 
Ryan Sullivan
Director of International Recruitment - STU
sullivan@stu.ca
(506) 460-0343
 
Christopher Beardsworth
Managing Director of International Recruitment - UNB
beardwo@stu.ca(506) 648-5655